Manufacture Audemars Piguet has not only broken the rules but has masterfully translated them into the technical complication, grand style and elegance of the Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication watch.
Royal Oak Offshore continues to be a transcending collection that re-translates style and complications thanks in part to the Manufacture Audemars Piguet team. Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication watch is Audemars Piguet best openworked complication timepiece for its aesthetic appeal and 20 years of affluent technical mastery and craftsmanship significantly influenced by iconic watch designer Gérald Genta. Two decades later Audemars Piguet is staged to officially present its three piece limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication watch in Geneva at SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) 2013.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication will make its stunning debut at the 23rd SIHH 2013 event January 21st to 25th, where an expected 12,000 visitors from five continents and over 1,200 journalists will be privy to worldwide watch manufacturers presentations of their most avant garde timepieces.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication debuts with a sporty 44mm diameter titanium case that is accentuated with a black ceramic bezel, crown and chrono push-pieces. It showcases with an ornate openworked dial which houses AP’s manufacture Caliber 2885 – self-winding movement and minute repeater mechanism (a rare complication that chimes the hours, minutes and quarters on demand), split second chronograph and perpetual calendar complications with a guaranteed power reserve of 45 hours. The Grande Complication movement includes refined polished bevels, sandblasted, matt surface underneath, and hand-finished bridges, with traditional treatments like beveling or hand drawn satin-brushed flanks all visible under a transparent glared-proofed sapphire crystal and a fitted exhibition case-back. An interesting feature present in Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication is a solid gold oscillating weight which is coated in black.
As mentioned previously Audemars Piguets will only manufacture three pieces of its limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication watch, and the price of the watch is said to be in the range of six figures. Therefore it stands to reason that this watch is definitely for select collectors that appreciate rare complications in a luxurious timepiece, as well as the price tag that affords such grand complications and elegant styling.
For a personal exclusive look at the Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grand Complication watch it will require a trip to the city of Geneva and attendance at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie event scheduled January 21-25, 2013. However, this is a private event for professionals whom have been invited by exhibiting brands.