Who Sells The Best Audemars Piguet Facelifts the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm, Plus an All-Platinum Limited Edition Perfect Clone Online Shopping
26237ST stays very much loyal to the first. It features a 42mm stainless steel case and bracelet plus a blue "Petite Tapisserie" dial. Like the first, the re-edition also has
26237ST stays very much loyal to the first. It features a 42mm stainless steel case and bracelet plus a blue “Petite Tapisserie” dial. Like the first, the re-edition also has blue rubber pushers for the chronograph and a screw-down crown. Unlike newer Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs that have sapphire display casebacks, the re-edition features a good caseback engraved with the Royal Oak Offshore logo. Water-resistance is 100m. The main differences that we may see between this 2018 version and the first are very subtle, namely from the seconds track and ‘Swiss Made’ print on the periphery of the dial.Inside that the re-edition Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph beats the Caliber 3126/3840, exactly the same movement used in other contemporary Royal Oak Offshore chronograph watches. Besides this time, of course, this movement comprises chronograph and date complications, a 22k gold rotor, beats at 3Hz, also includes a power reserve of 50 hours.
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.
The other steel model has a brown dial (ref. 26470ST.OO.A820CR.01) fitted with pink gold hands.
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.
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.
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