Audemars Piguet launches first-ever Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon

Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is introducing the Royal Oak Offshore Flying Tourbillon Flyback-Chronograph into its recently updated Offshore collection. The watch combines a flyback chronograph with a flying tourbillon. Furthermore, it is a limited edition of only 100 pieces.

The case of the new model is titanium, and measures 43 mm in diameter. Interestingly, to improve ergonomics, the polished bevelled edges of the titanium case are now wider than previous models. In addition, the bezel and the anti-reflective sapphire crystal are now vertically rounded. Meanwhile, the alternation between hand-polished bevels and sandblasted surfaces creates a level of contrast across the watch. Additionally, a sapphire crystal caseback reveals the movement. Last but not least, the case withstands water pressure up to 10 bar or 100 m.

The dial: Setting the scene for the mechanics

The open-worked dial of the Royal Oak Offshore Flying Tourbillon Flyback-Chronograph, with its black outer ring and two transparent chronograph counters, showcases the two-tone movement. Two broad hands in white gold indicate the time. However, the watch omits indices. Rather, an outer ring displays the minute scale. Furthermore, instead of the full Audemars Piguet signature, there is only the ‘AP’ logo on the front. Finally, the red chronograph hands round off the dial with a splash of colour.

The movement of the Royal Oak Offshore Flying Tourbillon Flyback-Chronograph

Fans will recognise the calibre 2967 from the Code 11.59 line. The calibre, now in a modified form powers the Royal Oak Offshore Flying Tourbillon Flyback-Chronograph. The movement offers a power reserve of 65 hours and an automatic winding mechanism with a 22-carat gold weight. The chronograph with flyback function makes it possible to restart a time measurement without having to stop it first. In addition, a column wheel ensures smooth switching operations. Audemars Piguet places the flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, which compensates for the influence of gravity on the balance. The size of the movement has been adapted to fit the case. In addition, the manufacture decorates the movement with titanium bridges with a black PVD coating, containing colour-contrasting titanium inserts. The polished outer bevels of the bridges highlight the contrast between the surfaces. The oscillating weight also receives a PVD finish.

Royal Oak Offshore: Now with interchangeable strap system

Just like the other models in the 2021 Offshore collection, the Royal Oak Offshore Flying Tourbillon Flyback-Chronograph features the new strap changing system. It allows the wearer to quickly replace the strap by simply sliding it out. With the double push system, the manufacturer guarantees optimal safety when worn. The watch comes on a black rubber strap with an AP folding clasp, which uses sandblasted titanium. Last but not least, a hand-sewn black interchangeable strap made of alligator leather is also included.

Finally, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Flying Tourbillon Flyback-Chronograph Automatic is released in a limited edition of 100 pieces. The price is not yet publicly available.

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Audemars Piguet opens Monaco Boutique

It is in the heart of the vallée de Joux, Switzerland, that everything started for the Swiss watchmaking factory Audemars Piguet. Founded in 1875 by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, Audemars Piguet is more than a company. It remains an independent family business established and still operating in Le Brassus, the cradle of the fine watchmaking. Each watch marking the beginning of a relationship dedicated to exclusive and personalized service, discover our unique approach to watchmaking through our ongoing story. To break the rules, you must first master them!

Calling all connoisseurs of fine watches! Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has just opened its 32nd shop in the world, a step from Place du Casino. The 50m² outlet managed by Maison Arije, a top reference in fine watchmaking, stocks the classic collections, the Royal Oak range and also more exclusive timepieces that will delight collectors.

In tribute to the Joux Valley, the brand’s home since 1875, the shop is done out in natural materials such as quartzite and oak, and to immerse customers completely in the quasi-mystical ambience of the brand’s origins, pictures of the Swiss Jura are projected onto the walls. And to welcome you, experts who will do their utmost to satisfy your every desire through their precious advice.

Audemars Piguet Boutique,
Monaco, 2 avenue des Spélugues Tél. + 377 97 70 04 08

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