Audemars Piguet, which showered the SIHH 2017 exhibition with many surprises, was also acclaimed for the new models regarding the legendary Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Collection. The new series features a Titanium version for the first time, and has attracted attention with its updated dial designs.
When it comes to Audemars Piguet novelties that marked the SIHH 2017 fair, the AP ROO Chronograph series is not the first to recall, as there was a top hit like the 18K solid yellow gold Jumbo. However, it should be remembered that the AP ROO Chronograph collection, which also featured face-lifted dials and a newly added Titanium versions, was quite talked about.
The first novelty from the new collection is the model Ref. 26400IO.OO.A004CA.01 which was also the first titanium version ever made. The new model sports a black bezel made of fine ceramics and a dark gray dial. Accompanied with red accents and highly contrast chronograph sub dials, the dial fits with the overall color scheme of the model thanks to the dark gray rubber strap.
The second new model in the family is the 18K pink gold version with the Ref. 26401RO.OO.A002CA.02 item code. The new model sports a black surface dial with pink gold accents. The pink gold details are not limited to the hands and hour markers only, but the chapter ring and tachymeter scale also follows the same concept.
And the last of the new series is the black ceramic version (ref. 26405CE.OO.A002CA.02). Unlike the previous model with a black and silver color palette, the new version features a black dial with pink gold details, accompanied with a slight use of dark blue. The hands, hour markers, and dial text are pink gold, while the chronograph hands are tipped in dark blue.
All the models in the newly presented collection are powered with the AP Caliber Ref. 3126/3840, like the earlier versions. The self-winding movement features a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module.
The titanium model is priced at 27,500 CHF, while the black ceramic version is 29,000 CHF and the 18 pink gold one is 41,550 CHF.