The extraordinarily Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph replica watch is rather special. Combining a tourbillon with a chronograph is never a trivial challenge, but what we’ve got here is a fully integrated, in-house tourbillon chronograph movement, that also uses a peripheral winding system, and is constructed and finished to the highest standards; a very, very exciting new movement from Audemars Piguet.
The first Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph was released in 2010. It came in a forged carbon case and featured a manually-wound movement inside. In 2011 the Audemars Piguet replica Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph saw the light of day and it featured the new in-house developed and manufactured calibre 2897 , with its peripheral rotor.
The Royal Oak Offshore debuted in 1993 and while it is for understandable reasons considered a somewhat modern, even aggressive, design here it is paired with a movement with a number of extremely traditional design cues, all of which are easily visible, without interruption, thanks to the peripheral rotor winding system.
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The movement is the calibre 2897 –a peripheral rotor, self-winding, column wheel controlled movement with tourbillon, it is one of the very few peripheral rotor self-winding tourbillons anywhere, and a very rare example of a non-Grand Complication, self-winding chronograph movement from Audemars Piguet.
The regulating organ, a tourbillon in this case, can be seen on the dial side, at the 6 o’clock position. It’s a one-minute tourbillon (makes one full rotation in one minute) and the balance wheel vibrates at 21,600 vph. It’s The chronograph counts up to 30 minutes and at the 9 o’clock position is the small (continuous) second hand.
The large platinum rotor occupies 180 degrees, and makes full 360 degree rotations. At the 1 o’clock is a cock that hold the peripheral rotor’s coupling gear in place and both are visible through a large aperture in the dial. Surrounding the dial and visible behind the sapphire “minuterie” is a peripheral rotor and its gear tooth. Not wanting to obscure the view on the beautifully finished movement, Audemars Piguet had chosen for a rather unusual solution: an automatic winding system with a peripheral rotor.
The mens fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph is a limited edition of only 50 pieces.