Month: November 2011

Pure Aesthetics Created By Craftsmanship: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Gmt Offshore Diving Watch And 44mm Chronograph

Following the acclaim of the Royal Oak in 1972, and the revolutionary trend in watch design and manufacturing, Audemars Piguet continued to launch the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993. Watch series. A larger, tougher case, coupled with a more powerful waterproof depth, has strengthened the position of Audemars Piguet in the field of advanced sports watches. In addition to breaking the unwritten rules that the watch industry has followed for decades in design and appearance concepts, Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore Watches also lead the group in the use of innovative clock materials. In addition to using platinum, gold, platinum, rose gold, stainless steel and other materials, it also takes the lead in using innovative materials such as titanium alloys, rare metals in the field of space ‘tantalum’, aerospace alloy alacrite602, high-tech ceramics and forged carbon, to demonstrate the pursuit of perfection. Determination.
   Audemars Piguet has launched three new white ceramic watches under the Royal Oak and Offshore collections this year. Although the black ceramic version has been launched in the past, the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon watch with white ceramic bezel and bridges is the first time, and the first time the case and bezel are made of white high-tech ceramics. The ceramic chronograph and diving watch, the masculine appearance with pure and soft white ceramics, the conflicting beauty constructed, really made watch fans exclaimed, surging inside, setting off a monstrous white giant wave.
   Since its birth in 1972 and 1993, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore watches have been adhering to the concept of innovation, not only establishing their own unique image, but also bringing together people with charm. , Expressing the philosophy of time in an egoistic way. Even if they carry complex movements, their lines are still extremely pure. The nearly perfect geometric lines have become the soul of royal oak and offshore watches. The octagon has completely transformed into the symbol of the legendary watch and has become Brand unique trademark.
Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44MM Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44mm White Ceramic Edition

   What is even more admirable is that such bold ideas are actually just the beginning. For forty years, the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore watches have not only been equipped with a variety of basic and complex performance movements, but also introduced innovative materials such as rubber, carbon fiber, titanium, cobalt alloy Alacrite, and forged carbon in the production material section. , Fully demonstrate the determination of Audemars Piguet’s always pursuit of perfection.
Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon
   In 2002, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak collection, Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak concept for the first time, paying tribute to the classic with innovative materials and case lines. In 2011, the Royal Oak Concept GMT Tourbillon watch with an ultra-light and ultra-wear-resistant titanium case, and a black ceramic octagonal bezel, buttons and crown was launched. The dark and mysterious high-tech ceramics are matched with Audemars Piguet’s advanced tourbillon technology, adding a sense of stylish dignity.
  Royal Oak Concept GMT watch, titanium case, 44 mm diameter, white ceramic bezel, tourbillon, second time zone display, crown position display at 6 o’clock, hours and minutes, Calibre 2930 hands Winding movement, power reserve of 237 hours, water resistance to 100 meters, rubber strap.
   This white ceramic Royal Oak concept GMT watch launched this year basically continues the performance of the black ceramic style of 2011. It is based on the contrast of black and white, creating a rich three-dimensional visual contrast, and again in material and color Refreshing. The white ceramic bezel and crown are finished on the dark titanium case. Technology continues to create a pioneering Audemars Piguet watch factory, taking ceramics and movement into one, and replacing the black bridge in the 2913 movement with white ceramic. As a result, the new 2930 movement has also undergone a visual change. Its eye-catching hourglass-shaped bridge plate and the symmetrical tourbillon bridge plate and GMT display complement each other, further showing the characteristics of the movement.
   White ceramic is about 9 times harder than stainless steel, and must be processed with a special milling cutter equipped with a diamond-tipped tool. Due to the extremely high abrasion resistance of ceramics, polishing or matte polishing on its rough surfaces and edges is not only a difficult technical challenge, but also extremely time-consuming. It takes almost 8 hours to make the bezel of the white ceramic Royal Oak concept GMT tourbillon watch, compared to 45 minutes to make a stainless steel bezel.

   The white ceramic royal oak concept GMT tourbillon watch’s titanium case and white ceramic bezel are masterpieces of clock material technology. His 2930 bracelet movement is a must. In addition to the time division, tourbillon and second time zone ‘GMT’ display, this movement also indicates H, N and R at 6 o’clock, which correspond to the crown’s time adjustment, normal and winding. position. The 2930 movement is equipped with a dual barrel, which has a power storage capacity of up to ten days. In addition to the upper bridge plate made of white ceramic on the front, the aluminum bridge plate on the back of the movement is black anodized.
Royal Oak Offshore Diver
  Last year, Audemars Piguet introduced the mysterious black ceramic diving watch, and this year it once again set off ‘white fashion’ with white ceramic with a harder texture. Regardless of the bezel, case, buttons, and crown, the snow-white Royal Oak offshore series Diver is made of white ceramic that is 9 times harder than finest. The Vickers hardness is 1850, which is even higher than the 1350 black ceramic. In addition, the anti-magnetic design and the powerful case that is water-resistant to 300 meters, in addition to being stylish and beautiful, can ensure that the built-in high-quality 3120 self-made movement can still run accurately even in the harsh sea environment.
  Royal Oak offshore diving watch, white ceramic case and bezel, diameter 42 mm, hours, minutes, seconds, date, Calibre 3120 automatic movement, 60 hours power reserve, water resistance 300 meters, white rubber strap.
   The Royal Oak offshore ceramic diving watch is specially made for diving enthusiasts and those who need to deal with various extreme environments. It fully complies with the strict requirements of the Swiss watch international standard NIHS92-11 (ISO6425) for diving watches. Water-resistant to 300 meters, suitable for deep sea and any extreme environment that does not allow the slightest error. For this reason, Royal Oak Offshore Diver abandoned the design of the external rotating chronograph bezel, and adopted an inner ring type chronograph bezel to adjust the diving time setting by rotating the crown at 10 o’clock on the side of the case. This chronograph crown is equipped with an innovative waterproof gasket, which can be operated underwater if necessary, and the winding crown is also equipped with the same waterproof gasket.
Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44MM
   This is the second time that the Royal Oak offshore 44mm ceramic chronograph’s case, crown and buttons are made of ceramic, and it is also the first white ceramic style. Only the sapphire crystal back case and strap buckle are made of titanium, while the bezel screws are made of steel.
  Royal Oak offshore chronograph 44MM, white ceramic case and bezel, 44 mm diameter, hours, minutes, small seconds, date, chronograph, Calibre 3126/3840 self-winding movement, power storage 55 Hours, white rubber strap.
   In order to highlight the majestic and powerful characteristics of this timepiece, the Audemars Piguet watch factory adopts the classic white ‘Mega Tapisserie’ oversize pattern of the Royal Oak offshore series to decorate the face plate, and the small seconds at 6-9-12 And the counter is in blue, with the feeling of traveling the ocean. The needles of the chronograph dial and the central chronograph seconds hand are both red, which makes them clearer and clearer. The Royal Oak offshore 44 mm ceramic chronograph is equipped with the self-winding Calibre 3126/3840 self-winding movement, which has a power reserve of 55 hours. Its 22K gold automatic plate is treated with dark gray electroplating, ‘AP’ is engraved in the center, and is subjected to large-scale hollowing. You can enjoy the movement of some of the components of the movement through the sapphire crystal back.