Audemars Piguet has presented five new Royal Oak Offshore references interpreted in 37 and 43mm sizes and in different materials: two models in titanium, two in gemset 18-carat white gold and one in black ceramic.
The Tapisserie dials bear the pattern of an equaliser (or VU meter) as found in recording studios. These references are equipped with selfwinding movements driving hours, minutes and seconds hands: the new Calibre 5909 for the 37mm models and Calibre 4309 for the 43mm variants. These new models with their original design celebrate the creative synergies that the Manufacture has been cultivating with the music world for several years.
Sound has always been at the heart of the watchmaking art, long before time could be read on a dial, for example thanks to bells striking the time. Ever since its founding, Audemars Piguet has constantly created bridges with the world of music, notably by playing a pioneering role in the development of chiming watches. The Royal Oak Offshore collection, for its part, has seen the birth of numerous collaborations with various artists, drawing on their inspiration and inspiring them in return.
Today, the new Royal Oak Offshore models celebrate this long-standing relationship: a Tapisserie dial reproducing the motifs of an equaliser, knurled-textured studs reminiscent of jack plugs and crown guards inspired by the fader on mixing consoles. Featuring a sapphire crystal curved along the 6 to 12 o’clock axis as well as enlarged bevels, these selfwinding hours, minutes and seconds models radiate a colourful, pop-style appearance.
August 25, 2022