Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph “Vampire”

Audemars Piguet has always created iconic timepieces. First introducing the 42mm Royal Oak Offshore in 1993, which became the single most dominant high luxury sports watch on the planet. In 2015 a new model entered the collection, the  Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph with a black dial and red accents. This watch featured an upgrade from the rubber chronograph pushers and rubber winding crown to ceramic pushers and ceramic winding crown. Since then, this watch has been called “Vampire” because of the dial design. The reference for this model is 26470ST.OO. A101CR.01 and came with a 42mm Stainless steel case, black leather “hornback” alligator strap and stainless-steel pin buckle.

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An Aesthetic Update

Following the runaway success of the original Royal Oak Offshore collection reference 26470, Audemars Piguet Audemars Piguet introduced in 2018 the Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding chronograph (Ref. 26470SO.OO. A002CA.01) at the SIIH. A combination of stainless steel with black ceramic bezel made this watch to be better known as “Vampire”.

Described by Audemars Piguet as “a watch built for adventure”. Also, this shows an astonishing black dial with “Mega Tapisserie”, synonymous with the Royal Oak, is surrounded by a tachymeter scale, with radial finished sub-registers at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. Large Arabic numerals are applied in white gold and filled with Super-LumiNova for superior legibility. A 42mm case made of stainless steel, glare proof sapphire crystal and case back, black ceramic push pieces and screw-locked crown.

This watch comes with the caliber 3126/3840 self-winding that was inspired by the in-house automatic caliber 3120 with a Dubois Depraz chrono module on it. With a diameter of 29.22mm movement beats at a frequency of 3hz 21600 vph, 365 components, 59 jewels, and boasts a 50-hour power reserve. Also features the signature solid gold oscillating weight engraved with a crest of the Audemars Piguet families.

To match the dial, Audemars Piguet used a solid two-tone black and red rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle, that has black on the outer and red on the inner. 

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Brand: Audemars Piguet

Model: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 

Reference Number: 26470SO.OO.A002CA.01

Movement: Caliber 3126/ 3840

Diameter: 42mm

Thickness: 14.6mm

Case Material: Steel

Dial Color: Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, black inner bezel

Indexes: White gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating

Water Resistance: 100 meters (10 bar)

Strap/Bracelet: Two-tone black and red rubber strap with stainless steel pin buckle.

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