The Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix kick off the informal beginning to summer in the French Riviera. This week-end Audemars Piguet uncovered another, restricted version, Royal Oak Offshore to praise the 50th commemoration of Le Byblos. Along with its club, Les Caves du Roy, the notorious Saint-Tropez Hotel has added to the worldwide prestige of the Mediterranean fly set jungle gym since its opening.
The new Royal Oak Offshore models dispatched to mark this event are offered in two forms: a men’s piece in rose gold and a ladies’ precious stone set variant in tempered steel. The men’s variant is a pink gold Royal Oak Offshore chronograph wearing white. The brand name dial includes the brand’s tapisserie design, snailed subdials and the AP logo at 3 o’clock. It is outlined by a tachymeter scale. The pink gold hour markers and Royal Oak hands highlight glowing covering. The white elastic lash is shut by a pin buckle.
The significant 44 mm pink gold case with its huge rectangular pushers is worked around the chronograph development 3126 type with programmed winding. As consistently with Audemars Piguet, the completing of the development is first rate and can be appreciated through the show case back. Held by eight screws, the case back highlights the inn’s commemoration dates and its emblem (portraying the snatching of the fairy Europa by Zeus).
Overall, this restricted version is thoroughly examined, catching both the brand’s rich liveliness and the casual Mediterranean soul of the French Riviera. Being a Royal Oak Offshore chronograph, it is an assertion on the wrist however I appreciate that Audemars Piguet and Le Byblos have not spruced up this organization too much, with just the case-back personalisation.
We will give more insights regarding this Royal Oak Offshore restricted release when we have a live photograph opportunity.
In the interim, for more data about this restricted release, Le Byblos and Audemars Piguet, kindly visit the devoted Byblos site and the Audemars Piguet site.
Technical determinations – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore chronograph Le Byblos 50th commemoration – BAP (Be Happy) Byblos Audemars Piguet
- Case: 44 x 14 mm – pink gold – glare-proofed sapphire precious stone and sapphire case back – water impervious to 100m
- Movement: programmed chronograph type 3126 – 13”’ ¼ – 50h force hold – 21’600 vibrations/h (3 Hz.) – 59 gems – chronograph, hours, minutes, little seconds and date
- Strap: white elastic tie with pink gold pin buckle.
There’s likewise a women model in hardened steel, with a precious stone set bezel.