Audemars Piguet Facelifts the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm, Plus an All-Platinum Limited Edition

Four new guises for the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, including the return of the platinum Offshore.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore platinum 26470PT

Three years ago Audemars Piguet gave its bestselling sports chronograph a major overhaul with an in-house movement as well as ceramic buttons and crown. Now a quartet of new models unveiled at SIHH 2017 joins the second generation Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph line-up, including a heavyweight version with a platinum case and bracelet.

The basic models are in stainless steel, starting with the blue on black (ref. 26470ST.OO.A028CR.01). This has a black dial with dark blue chronograph registers, matched with a dark blue chapter ring and alligator strap.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26470ST-OO-A028CR

The other steel model has a brown dial (ref. 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01) fitted with pink gold hands.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 26470ST

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 2017 steel

Then there’s the 18k yellow gold that has a blue dial and gilt sub-dials (ref. 26470BA.OO.1000BA.01) that’s anything but subtle. This is delivered on a matching 18k gold bracelet, but accompanied by a spare alligator strap and 18k gold pin buckle.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore pink gold and platinum

The top of the line version is the all-platinum (ref. 26470PT.OO.1000PT.01) that marks the return of the model to the catalogue after a hiatus of several years. Impractically but impressively heavy – it tips the scales at over a pound or half a kilo – the platinum Offshore is a limited edition of 50 pieces with a pale grey dial and black sub-dials. Like the yellow gold model, it’s accompanied by a spare alligator strap with a platinum pin buckle.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore platinum 26470PT 1

All four models share the same specs, with a 42mm case featuring a sapphire case back that reveals the calibre 3126/3840 inside.

Price and availability 

The new Offshore Chronographs are available from Audemars Piguet retailers and boutiques, with Swiss francs priced excluding taxes as follows.

Steel and black ref. 26470ST.OO.A028CR.01 – SFr23,500

Steel and brown ref. 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01 – SFr24,000

18k yellow gold ref. 26470BA.OO.1000BA.01 – SFr78,000

950 platinum ref. 26470PT.OO.1000PT.01 – SFr122,000


 

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