AUDEMARS PIGUET : Modern lacework

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Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph

CASE : pink gold, transparent sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 100m (10 Bar)

SIZE : 45mm

MOVEMENT : mechanical manual-winding, openworked Caliber 2947 with tourbillon and seven-day power reserve

FUNCTIONS : hours and minutes, small seconds on tourbillon, single-counter chronograph

DIAL : none

STRAP : black rubber, steel pin buckle

50-PIECE LIMITED EDITION

The Royal Oak Offshore chronograph is one of the biggest watches ever. It was the first to dare a truly oversized look, thereby triggering the race towards rampant virility and ever larger diameters characterizing the 15 years after its launch in 1993. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of this master stroke, Audemars Piguet has decided to give an ultra-contemporary and hyper-graphic twist to one of its Grand Complication interpretations. Shot against a black background, the picture does not give a lifelike impression of the spectacular openworked construction of the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph. While the movement itself is not new, its aesthetic has been revamped. Governed by an extremely modern spirit, this anniversary model is structured by 3D openworked bridges, evoking strength, speed… and the circle. The pink gold case, also available in steel, measures 45mm in diameter, which is more than enough to create a striking visual impact.

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