Since its debut in 1992, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore has encountered a variety of troubles in its dynamic and vibrant case. The culmination of these efforts is of course a major complication of $740,000 (there are practical operations here), but today we see a more typical combination of fine complications for the Associated Press: the tourbillon chronograph. Let’s take a look at this bold, complicated thing, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rolling Tourbillon Chronograph (debut here), what must be offered.
In 1993, when the first Royal Oak was launched on the sea with its sturdy 42-mm shell, many observers believed that Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica Watches might have missed its derivatives on the iconic Royal Oak. Some people say it is too big for traditional sports to watch… but let’s not forget that when Gerald Genta introduced the Royal Oak 1972, the world’s first “luxury sports watch” stainless steel shell, the price is much higher than a gold watch The reaction is equally conservative. It took a while for the market to digest this radical proposal, but once it was accepted, a real success story began.
Its industrial construction and the addition of an oversized timing device, protected by rubber, “ROO” consolidates its momentum. The dramatic high-tech features and performance of the watch make it (at least seemingly) suitable for extreme sports while maintaining some original, powerful, elegant royal oak atmosphere.
However, since the original Royal Oak Sea Tour, we have come a long way, so we don’t have to look back, let’s see what this highly complex version will bring us.
Audemars Piguet Replica tends not to shun development and introduce new, more sophisticated high-end sports – nevertheless, they seem to spend time upgrading their more popular sports. As evidenced by the new ROO diver timer (provided first-hand reports and explanations here).
In any case, in the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Sea automatic winding tourbillon chronograph caliber 2897, they continue to add a little try and proof of the tourbillon chronograph formula, equipped with a peripheral automatic winding rotor. Obviously, one of the aesthetic problems of automatic motion is that the center rotor hides almost half of the moving parts – if there has been a “first world problem” in the design of the watch, then this is definitely the problem. However, don’t worry, because Fake Audemars Piguet Watches has designed the 2897 as a peripheral winding rotor made of platinum.
In order to provide the wearer with an unrestricted view of the movement, the watch is equipped with a peripheral rotor that rotates around the movement instead of sitting on top of the movement. This is not the first time we have seen peripheral rotors (such as Jaeger-LeCoultre, used in their ultra-thin micro-transponder flying tourbillon), but if one of the main attractions of the high-end watchmaking industry is Appreciation of sports, people will think, why not use them more. In the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Sea Self-rolling Tourbillon chronograph, the platinum oscillating weight has a 180-degree charge in both directions and slides over the ball bearings. The platinum rotor is chosen to increase the weight and maximize the inertia to charge the main spring.
The semi-circular platinum rotor rotates around the top of the movement, making the watch one of the coolest features…but it will be covered in more detail later. According to Audemars Piguet Replica Watches, more than 30% of the cost of this watch comes from the movement’s decoration. In all its brilliance, this movement is perfectly performed with hand-beveled edges, satin-polished flat and beveled edges and polished edges in levers and bridges. Particularly striking is the two central sandblasted bridges.
The 35mm caliber is housed in a high-tech forged carbon casing with a size of 44mm. The height of this watch is 14mm, which is in line with the ROO’s structural specifications, which means it is all-round regardless of the internal complexity. The frame is made of black brushed ceramic, and the putter, crown and pusher guard are made of titanium material, giving the watch a strong personality.
In my opinion, the dial layout is the most controversial part of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off-Roller Tourbillon. Its signature checkerboard pattern, the part that everyone likes is the outer border of the dial with a transparent sapphire crystal ring that lets you see the rotor swing back and forth. The Scalextric effect is cool and you will stare at it for hours. Moreover, when the rotor is rotated under the dial, a large gear located at 1 o’clock on the dial moves into the rotor in time.
I am afraid this is the reason for our dissatisfaction. The aperture at 1 o’clock can accommodate equipment and can also accommodate bridges that hold it in place. The space required to accommodate these elements means that the 30-minute chronograph has been reduced in size, while the proportion of chronographs running on the left is the same as in 2011.
The tourbillon – the other of the 25 tourbillons developed by the manufacturing company – is located in a hole at 6 o’clock. This is a 60-second tourbillon with the balance wheel oscillating up and down at 21,600 rpm (3,00hz), the overall effect is very good, although the view is blocked by the black titanium bridge. All apertures of different sizes create an imbalance on the dial that may not be everyone’s favorite. Personally, I prefer the geared bridge at 1 o’clock to be hidden under the dial. The tapestry pattern of the Royal Oak family is everywhere, and we are accustomed to it, but it has become one of the most prominent dial decorations in the history of watchmaking. From a close look, you can enjoy the exquisite guillotine works. It creates a subtle and beautiful game of light that dials through the surface. That’s why, for me, the more cassava powder on the dial, the better.
A series of improvements have been added to this model, including a better coupling lever and optimized shape and position of the spring and lever, so only the slightest pressure is required to activate the timer. Anyone with an Otma Piquet timer in his hand can prove that the activation of the timer is silky.
Thanks to the yoke clutch, there is a double-adjusting gear train designed for the Audemars Piguet. This, along with the synchronized adjustments made by the watch manufacturer, ensures that the chronograph hands do not jump when activated. In addition, the 30-minute counter is equipped with a device that allows the chronograph minute hand to achieve a semi-instantaneous jump in a time interval of approximately one-half second. In this way, the time reading is more accurate because the conversion speed from one minute to the next is faster and clearly shows the number of minutes passed.
The watch’s strap is made of high-tech elements, made of black rubber and clasped to the wrist with a titanium pin. The Royal Oak Sea Watch, as eloquently proven by the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off-the-Way Tourbillon Chronograph, is designed to stand out from the crowd, not for the timid. With only 50 pieces in this limited edition watch, it will be a compelling treasure for a rare sighting, priced at $287,200.