The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore
The Royal Oak Offshore made history in 1993, and designing a watch from scratch was not easy. Designing a watch based on an existing successful design is simply problematic.
This is a thick Royal Oak Replica in-house mechanical movements with impressive proportions and visible washers. Although Urquhart loved it, he delayed the launch of this new Royal Oak by several years. Slim quartz models are still in demand, and this new extreme Royal Oak could ruin it all.
The huge and sturdy case is about 16mm high. It uses rubber for the crown and pushers, as well as the visible gasket between the case and bezel. These are things we wouldn’t even notice today. Interestingly, the first Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica Iced Out was also equipped with a Faraday cage to protect the movement from magnetic fields.
Audemars Piguet starts with the 2226/2840 movement, which is based on the Jaeger-LeCoultre 889/1 and the Dubois-Dépraz chronograph module. Combined with the heavy stainless steel bracelet, the watch weighs approximately 223 grams. Therefore, it is not for the faint of heart. Later gold and platinum models were heavier.
In addition to the very conspicuous gasket under the octagonal bezel, there is a rubber-like material on the buttons and crown. The Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica material is actually called Therban, a high-performance elastomer that, among other things, resists hot water and steam. It can handle extreme temperatures from -40° to +165° Celsius, up to 180° Celsius for short-term use.
The next generation — 26237ST
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet re-launches the “Beast”, reference 26237ST. Interestingly, this 42mm watch does not feel like a 25-year-old. Without any historical background, it’s easy to think this is a brand new design for the Audemars Piguet collection.
The 42mm size isn’t as wild and extreme as it was in 1993, but it’s certainly not outdated either. Inside is the same movement as the 20th Anniversary Edition, AP Caliber 3126/3840. Like the original 25721ST model, this reference also has a solid stainless steel case back. It is engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore” and a serial number.
For those who like to see a movement with a 22K gold oscillating weight, this might be a disappointment. Purists, however, may prefer closed boxes from an ingenuity standpoint. This Audemars Piguet Replica Ebay is very similar to the original 25721ST, but of course, eagle eyes may have noticed that the printing on the dial is a bit bold.
The current Beast — 26238ST
This modern 433-part movement has an integrated rather than modular construction, beating at 28,800vph instead of 21,600vph. It is considered an AP-made movement and has an additional flyback feature. It even adds 20 hours of power reserve, for a more modern 70 hours total. The movement is again clearly visible through the sapphire caseback, with a 22K rose gold oscillating weight.
The Royal Oak Offshore is an icon
Just as the Best Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Replica Watch has evolved over 50 years from the original 5402ST model to today’s 16202ST, the Royal Oak Offshore has proven itself to be an icon. This is a very young watch as most watches that are considered classic or iconic have been on the market for much longer.
While everyone, including Gérald Genta, seemed convinced at first, the Royal Oak Offshore has proven to be a winner for many watch lovers, and of course Audemars Piguet. At some point, the offshore range accounted for the majority of the Le Brassus-based manufacturer’s revenue.
“The Beast” may still be the most original version of the Royal Oak Offshore Replica Watches Swiss Movement, as Audemars Piguet has created so many differentiations over the past 29 years. They include a 37mm women’s version. The collection also adds a 42mm non-chronograph diver, a 44mm chronograph and a 45mm tourbillon chronograph.