In 2011 Audemars Piguet introduced the 44 mm Royal Oak Offshore collection with a 44 mm diameter case and a whole new design under ref. 26400. Three years later, the manufacture continues to beef up its 44 mm Royal Oak Offshore collection with a completely new timepiece featuring a white ceramic case, white ceramic crown and pushers and titanium guards and plots, all rounded out by a white rubber strap with a titanium pin buckle.
This new 44 mm Royal Oak Offshore features a silver dial with dark blue chrono counters and a dark blue flange. Depending on the lighting conditions, the counters and flange can go from a midnight blue to almost black looking. The reference number for this new timepiece in the 44mm Offshore lineup is 26402CB.OO.A010CA.01.
As all other 44mm Royal Oak Offshores, this watch is fitted with a display case back that allows for full view of the Audemars Piguet calibre 3126/3840 composed of 365 parts, 59 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 55 hours when fully wound. The case back is also made of titanium and fitted with a anti-reflective coated sapphire crystal.
On the wrist, the watch wears exactly like all other 44 mm Royal Oak Offshores but slightly lighter due to the full ceramic case with titanium guards. We are confident, that this new Royal Oak Offshore 44 mm will be as popular among men as it will be among women, regardless of its 44 mm size. We've seen a trend in the past five years where ladies have gone all the way from 32 mm watches up to 41 mm. Therefore, going up another 3 mm in size is really not much of a big deal. This watch is also available in black ceramic with titanium guards and black dial for the exact same price.
Sticker Price $41,700 USD. For more info on Audemars Piguet click here.