Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Collection Updated For 2021

Just unveiled by Audemars Piguet are five new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs in what was the collections first, and I think best, case size of 42mm. Recently, AP declared an invigorated form of the ROO Chronograph in a 43mm case with new in-house type 4401 movement as well as interchangeable straps. Now, we see these five new Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs in the more modest 42mm case get similar redesign and refinements. Indeed, that makes for an aggregate of 10 new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs this year.

Each of the five new 42mm ROO Chronos have the new self-winding integrated flyback chronograph Calibre 4404 movement which is basically indistinguishable from the Type 4401 found in the 43mm models. The solitary contrast between the two is that the 4401 has a level chronograph sub-dial format while the 4404 has an upward sub-dial design which requires an additional plate in the movement. A coordinated column-wheel flyback chronograph with vertical clutch, the 4404 functions at 28,800 vph and has a 70-hour power reserve.

The two models that come on a lash both have the Méga Tapisserie dial, with the blue-dial adaptation arriving in a titanium case and the khaki-green version coming in a steel case. The excess three have the more unpredictable Dainty Tapisserie dial, and I must say that the steel model with “night blue” dial is a fitting replacement to the first Royal Oak Offshore Chronongraph Otherwise known as “the Beast.” The titanium model has a grey dial and the strong pink-gold model has the same “night blue” dial as the steel version.

All five of these Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs possess a diameter of 42mm and are 15.2mm thick with a 100m depth of water resistance.

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