Audemars Piguet unveils an entirely new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph

Audemars Piguet introduces the brand new ‘Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph’ Limited edition (50 pieces) driven by the very latest, selfwinding Calibre 2897 which has been especially developed to power it.

As mighty as the watch itself, the Calibre 2897 mechanism comprises 335 parts and can be seen in all its glory through a sapphire crystal caseback.

From an engineering perspective, too, the Calibre 2897 stands out: the automatic winding system is driven by a peripheral oscillating weight made from satin-brushed, 950 platinum. The calibre can be seen through a special aperture at the one o’clock position as well as through the oscillating weight visible from the dial side.

Exceptional accuracy is ensured, meanwhile, through both the tourbillon mechanism and the use of the column wheel system, which is widely regarded as being the most reliable and precise of all chronograph configurations.

To protect this beautiful powerhouse, Audemars Piguet’s designers have created a very special version of the Royal Oak Offshore case based on modern, black coloured materials: forged carbon for the middle,ceramic for the bezel, titanium and ceramic for the push pieces and rubber for the strap.