It’s difficult to think of another opinion that is this icon to sailors as the Audemars Piguet watches Royal Oak Offshore, introduced into the market in 1993. This timepiece was an upgrade from the original Audemars Piguet Royal Oak that was created more than two decades earlier in hopes of creating the brand’s image as an”intense sports opinion.”
Currently, Audemars Piguet has launched the Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Collection that certainly makes the business land based again and again at, or near, the finishing line for racetrack watches. Although it is not affiliated with Ferrari, its black and red colours presumably have taken inspiration from the Italian racing legend. In reality, the entry model, with its heavy reliance on black carbon, red paint and stitched black leather, reminds me of this interior and dash of a friend’s 599 Ferrari. I wonder what Panerai-the official watch partner with Ferrari-has to say concerning the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Prix Collection.
The Audemars Piguet view is a measure beyond the Panerai in styling, with a bolder, more masculine look. In the carbon-fiber version, its forged instance unites with a bezel of the exact same material in the top area and black ceramics in the lower to make a look and feel that is right for anything from Formula One to drag races. The movie Fast and Furious comes to mind.
What is under the hood is equally as impressive as the look. The Grand Prix Royal Oak Offshore is powered with a self-winding movement known as the Calibre 3126. The precision motion is incorporated using a chronograph mechanism, which ensures perfect timing capability at the track. The machine involves a 60-hour power book.
The opinion comes in 3 renditions-carbon fiber, increased gold, and platinum-all of which are restricted production (1,750 carbon fiber bits, 650 rose gold and 75 platinum).
Among the most impressive things about the watch is its lightness. It weighs only a mere 120 g, or less than five ounces. Considering its big and bold style with a 44-millimeter case, the watch is unexpectedly light thanks to the forged carbon that the watchmaker uses. But lightweight design is what makes the difference on the racetrack, much more than in a regatta, as Audemars Piguet seems to know.