Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complication
Based off the iconic Royal Oak timepiece designed by Gérald Genta, the hallmarks of this Grande Complication pack a mighty punch into a universally wearable 44mm titanium case: perpetual calendar, minute repeater, and split-seconds chronograph. AP has been making such complications continuously since 1882 and this beauty showcases the watchmaker’s first “sport” Grand Comp. In total, 648 unique parts — including a ceramic bezel, crown and pushers and 52 jewels — are combined to form this openworked masterpiece (or roughly 860 man hours), of which only three were made. Audemars Piguet is the king of coupling painstakingly produced mechanisms with the most unexpected of case metals and dial styles. Fun fact: The moonphase component is made with physical vapor deposition (PVD) metal deposited onto sapphire.
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