What best way to showcase the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 26470OR.OO.A002CR.01 than to feature it along with one of the most amazing supercars out there. We are talking about the Ferrari F430 Scuderia. The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore line in 42 mm unveiled at the SIHH 2014 as we presented it to you here, was slightly redesigned 20 years after its launch in 1993. Today, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore features beefier crown guards, ceramic crown and pushers, new dial options, straps with pin buckles and display case backs. Thankfully, the watch didn't lose much of its original essence and Audemars Piguet needs to be congratulated for that. We all know how bad it is when iconic watches get redesigned and they end up being so far from their original designs that they become a completely different timepiece.
The Ferrari F430 Scuderia just like the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore line in 42 mm, is a car that was launched as an improved successor to the Ferrari 360 with improved down-force and aerodynamics. Now, despite sharing the same basic chassis, roof line, doors and glass, the car looked significantly different than the 360. The F430 Scuderia features a 4.3L V8 engine with an amazing 508 hp at 8500 rpm. The F430 has a top speed of 202 mph and can accelerate from 0 to 62 mph in merely 3.6 seconds. Another unique feature of the 'Scuderia' trimming versus other Ferraris F430 like the Spider or the Challenge is the presence of a carbon fiber trim on the doors, dashboard and on the engine cover.
The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore in 18K rose gold ref. 26470OR.OO.A002CR.01, just like the Ferrari F430 Scuderia is fitted with the best of the best advancements conceived by Audemars Piguet —Powered by the Audemars Piguet calibre 3126/3840 and fitted with ceramic crown and pushers—, not to mention its strikingly beautiful rose gold-toned dial with 'Méga Tapisserie', black chrono registers with white markers, the more streamlined black Arabic numerals with luminescent coating, the black tachymeter scale flange and the redesigned new hands that look more like those on the 44 mm Royal Oak Offshores.
This new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is also fitted with a new type of alligator strap that features large square scales instead of the traditional hornback straps utilized across the old 42 mm Offshore collection. The strap features yellow gold contrast stitching that matches perfectly the bright yellow on the tachometer of the Ferrari F430 Scuderia.
On the wrist, be prepared to wear an ultra heavy gold watch with the most amazing wrist presence. Sporty, yet elegant and understated thanks to the exclusivity of the brand. To break the rules, you must first master them. When compared to other rose gold or yellow gold watches from brands like Rolex, Hublot or Panerai —just to name a few brands with top heavy sports watches—, the weight of an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore in gold is just like no other watch. With one of these watches, get ready to wear one of the heaviest gold watches in the market. Without a doubt, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 26470OR.OO.A002CR.01 is a watch that commands power, elegance, refinement and one that is the perfect pairing for that black Ferrari F430 Scuderia you've owned since 2009 when it was replaced by the Ferrari 458 Italia. #GoOffshore
Approximate Sticker Price $260,000-$270,000 USD —price does not include the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore in 18K rose gold. For more info on Ferrari click here.
Sticker Price for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ref. 26470OR $40,700 USD on Strap and $69,200 USD on 18K Rose Gold Bracelet. For more info on Audemars Piguet click here.