With this Royal Oak Offshore chronograph, ceramics is associated with pink gold. The choice of ceramics for the bezel – the part most exposed to shocks and thus to scratches – is due to its extreme resistance and hardness. The contrasting materials serve to underscore the stature of the 44 millimetre case middles. The dial adopts an extremely understated style and features facetted hands in pink gold and are coated with a luminescent substance.
The chronograph indications are distinguished by the red accents of the chronograph counter hands and the central sweep seconds hand. Each of the dials carries the collection's trademark “Méga Tapisserie” motif, while the grooved black rubber strap also complies with the original identity codes.
Developed on the basis of Audemars Piguet Calibre 3120, the 3126/3840 movement is distinguished by its extreme reliability. Its cross-through balance-bridge ensures improved shock-resistance, while its rating remains stable thanks to a variable-inertia balance fitted with eight inertia-blocks. Moreover, Calibre 3126/3840 provides excellent user-friendliness, particularly due to the instant-jump and fast-adjusted date mechanism, along with a 60-hour power reserve and a stop seconds device when setting the time.
Hand-assembled and decorated in the Le Brassus workshops, this movement boasts an exceptional level of execution and finishing. Arranged in an elegantly harmonious manner, the bridges are carefully bevelled and polished so as to reveal only clean-cut edges. The jewel sinks are diamond-polished, and the wheels feature bevelled spokes and diamond-polished countersinks. Even the rim and lots of the screws are bevelled. The mainplate is circular-grained on both sides and the bridges are adorned with Côtes de Genève.
Finally, the newly developed oscillating weight is crafted all of a piece from a block of 22-carat gold and is coated with an anthracite galvanic treatment in harmony with the sporting and technical spirit of the collection. The AP emblem is surrounded by two bevel-finished.