The first Royal Oak Chronograph was presented by Audemars Piguet in 1997, 25 years after the launch of the iconic Royal Oak.
To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the chronograph model, the brand based in Le Brassus created a new range of references featuring a fresh, two-tone dial design with several new yet subtle details: chronograph counters of increased size that expand at 9 o-clock and 3 o’clock, shorter but wider hour-markers, additional luminescent coating for a better readability of the hour and new typeset and transfers. Water resistant to 50 metres / 165 feet, the case has a diameter of 41 mm and it is 11 mm thick.
In addition, the date window has been re-located between the four and five o’clock positions.
The steel versions of the watch are offered with a choice of “Grande Tapisserie” dials in black, silver or blue and are fitted with stainless steel bracelets.
The four versions in pink gold which are available on a matching, pink gold bracelet or an alligator strap and with a choice of brown or blue “Grande Tapisserie” dials.
The new Royal Oak chronograph is also available in a prestigious boutique edition crafted from titanium with a polished 950 platinum bezel and a slate grey dial with blue counters. The bracelet links are also made in platinum.
The self-winding Calibre 2385 beats at 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations per hour) with a minimal guaranteed power reserve of 40 hours.