WITH AN ARRAY OF GEMSETTING VARIATIONS
To celebrate the Royal Oak Offshore’s 30th anniversary, Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to introduce four 37 mm Selfwinding Chronograph models with bezels adorned with diamonds and coloured gemstones for a sporty and glamourous look. Executed in a choice of 18-carat pink gold, yellow gold or stainless steel, these references feature a host of new aesthetic details that align with the collection’s design evolution presented in 2021, notably on 43 mm models.
The latest 37 mm Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs get a fresh look with an array of gemsetting variations, a new dial design and the interchangeable strap system. © Courtesy of Audemars Piguet
A DESIGN EVOLUTION
Following on from the most recent Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph in 43 mm presented in 2021, it is now time for the 37 mm version to receive its own design evolution. Four new models join the collection with a host of contemporary aesthetic details on the dial, starting with a new Lady Tapisserie motif, whose truncated pyramids are slightly wider than on previous versions. Furthermore, the latest models no longer include the snailed zone found on former 37 mm dials – an omission enhancing the timepiece’s refinement. The AP monogram has been redesigned in harmony with the watch’s proportions and replaces the transferred “Audemars Piguet” signature. A keen eye will also notice that the hour-markers are slightly more prominent for a sportier look.
The gemset bezels are part of the novelties’ highlights. Two of the models present brilliant-cut diamond bezels, while the other two boast bezels set with brightly coloured baguette-cut gemstones. Fresh dial colours join the mix with a choice of new hues, including light blue, royal blue, black and a delicate salmon colour.
All the timepieces are equipped with Audemars Piguet’s interchangeable strap system, enabling the owners to experiment with different looks. The diamond-set models are accompanied by a pin buckle, while the baguette-set versions are fitted with an elegant AP folding clasp.
Lastly, these four watches are powered by Audemars Piguet’s selfwinding chronograph, Calibre 2385, which also displays the hours, the minutes, the small seconds and the date.
DIAMOND BEZELS PAIRED WITH NEW COLOURS
Two timepieces are embellished with a bezel paved with brilliant-cut diamonds and come in a choice of 18-carat pink gold or stainless steel cases. The sparkle created by the brilliant-cut diamonds furthers the hand finishing decorating the multifaceted cases. The Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers bestows the timepieces with an endless play of light.
The pink gold version is contrasted by a light blue dial and is fitted on a beige interchangeable rubber strap. This timepiece also comes with an additional light blue rubber strap matching the colour of the dial.
The stainless steel model with diamond-set bezel is adorned with a warm salmon dial and is fitted with a light grey interchangeable rubber strap echoing the case. An additional dark grey rubber strap is provided with the watch for added contrast.
These new dial colours are achieved using a PVD process that brings out the softness of each tone.
DAZZLING BAGUETTE GEMSTONES
An array of baguette-cut coloured gemstones fixed using a channel setting provides a luxurious frame to the last two models in 18-carat pink or yellow gold. The yellow gold timepiece is enriched with a royal blue dial and illuminated with a bezel set with a vibrant gradation of yellow, green and blue hues. These vivid colours are achieved thanks to tsavorites paired with yellow and blue sapphires. The blue interchangeable rubber strap, which echoes the dial colour, furthers the timepiece’s contrasting tones. The watch comes with an additional bright green rubber strap enhancing the tsavorites’ green tones.
The pink gold model comes to life with a rainbow-coloured bezel that illuminates the black dial. The 32 baguette-cut stones, including rubies, tsavorites, topaz, tanzanites, amethysts and sapphires in shades of orange, yellow, green, blue, violet and pink, create a magical colour spectrum and an extensive play on the light. The black interchangeable rubber strap completes the timepiece’s elegant design. An additional beige rubber strap is also provided with the watch.
All the gemstones adorning these Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs have been carefully selected to respond to the Manufacture’s highest criteria in terms of clarity, cut and colour. The quality of the stones’ cut is as important as their inherent quality and clarity for infinite radiance and sparkle.