Movement : Automatic Audemars Piguet Cal. 3126/3840
Age : 2011/2020
Specific Age : September 2011
Case Size : 42mm
Case Thickness : 14mm
Lug to Lug : 53.5mm
Lugs : 27.5mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : Box & Papers
Case Material : Titanium
Warranty : 12-Months Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
Points of Mention
This watch is sold with its original Audemars Piguet box and Audemars Piguet paperwork including its original sales invoice. The watch comes paired with its original full links 27.5mm brushed integrated Titanium bracelet with a signed butterfly clasp. The watch is from September 2011 and is in lightly worn condition, however as you can see from the photos the watch is in great overall condition. The watch comes with our 12-Months Warranty.
Here we have a 2011 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, a 42mm Titanium asymmetric case that has a polished bevel edge that runs the whole length of the watch and flows over your wrist with integrated angular screwed lugs, a lug-to-lug length of 54mm and a case thickness of 14.2mm give the watch an impressive wrist presence. The Royal Oak was originally designed by Gerald Genta in 1972 and to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak, Emmanuel Gueit a 22-year-old Swiss designer was asked by Stephen Urquhart CEO of Audemars Piguet to create a youthful sports enthusiasts watch and the Royal Oak Offshore was born and introduced to Baselworld in 1993, Gerald Genta was not happy with this modern creation shouting that his “Royal Oak had been completely destroyed”. Down the right side, we have the rubber-coated chronograph pushers and a rubber-coated signed crown protected by crown guards. The octagonal polished and brushed bezel sits on a black gasket and has the characteristic polished screw detail holding a flat sapphire crystal above a slate grey waffle-style dial known as a “Méga Tapisserie'' pattern. An outer Tachymeter chapter ring is precisely executed with large applied Arabic numerals infilled in black marking the hours, at 3 o’clock a date window cyclops magnification on the crystal, at 12 o’clock a recessed small seconds register, at 6 o’clock a 12-hour register and finally, at 9 o’clock a 30-minute register each precisely executed with concentric circle patternation and a red-tipped hand, elegant White Gold Royal Oak hand's are infilled with luminance complemented by a red-tipped chronograph hand, at 3 o’clock we have the AP Audemars Piguet motif completing this multidimensional chronograph timepiece. On the reverse, an octagonal screw-down case back with “AP Royal Oak Offshore” deeply engraved, inside an automatic Audemars Piguet Cal. 3126/3840, 59 jewels, beating at 21,600 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on its full links 27.5mm brushed integrated Titanium bracelet with a signed butterfly clasp and the watch comes with its Audemars Piguet presentation box and paperwork including its original purchase invoice.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is one of the most instantly recognisable watches ever made, this is due to the incredible design of Gerald Genta, a name most of us are more than familiar with. However, the Offshore models were designed by Emmanuel Gueit as a "Youthful" extension to the Royal Oak family, it is widely known that Gerald Genta was not impressed with this design at all. To me, this only makes the Offshore models all the more interesting and they have since become a great success for Audemars Piguet, and rightfully so too. This reference is fantastic and a great option for anyone wanting an Offshore but not wanting the great heft that comes along with them, being Titanium this reference is incredibly light on the wrist and surprisingly comfortable despite its larger size. If you are unsure, book an appointment and come see it for yourself.
Audemars Piguet was founded in Le Brassus, a small village inside the Vallée de Joux in Switzerland. In the early 1870s, two watchmakers worked independently. Their names are Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet. In 1875 they joined forces to create the brand Audemars Piguet. In 1892, they created the first-minute repeater wristwatch. 1899 saw the first Grand Complication pocket watch released, featuring a minute repeater, alarm, perpetual calendar, deadbeat seconds, chronograph, and split-seconds hand. They released the thinnest pocket watch calibre in 1925, while the first skeletonized pocket watch was released in 1934. In 1946, they released the world's thinnest wristwatch. On the eve of the 1972 Swiss Watch Show BaselWorld, Audemars Piguet met with Genta and they tasked him to create a luxury sports watch. The next day Genta introduced an idea and the Royal Oak was born. Their Royal Oak Offshore collection was designed by Emmanuel Gueit a 22-year-old Swiss designer who was asked by Stephen Urquhart CEO of Audemars Piguet to create a youthful sports enthusiasts watch and the Royal Oak Offshore was born and introduced to Baselworld in 1993, Gerald Genta was not happy with this modern creation shouting that his “Royal Oak had been completely destroyed”.