Diamonds Timepieces – Following on from the most recent Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph in 43 mm presented in 2021, it is now time for the 37 mm version to receive its own design evolution. So, what is new on these four new models for its anniversary?
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The New Design
Four new models join the collection with a host of contemporary aesthetic details on the dial, starting with a new Lady Tapisserie motif, whose truncated pyramids are slightly wider than on previous versions. Furthermore, the latest models no longer include the snailed zone found on former 37 mm dials. The AP monogram has been redesigned in harmony with the watch’s proportions and replaces the transferred “Audemars Piguet” signature.
A keen eye will also notice that the hour-markers are slightly more prominent for a sportier look. The gemset bezels are part of the novelties’ highlights. Two of the models present brilliant-cut diamond bezels, while the other two boast bezels set with brightly coloured baguette-cut gemstones. Fresh dial colours join the mix with a choice of new hues, including light blue, royal blue, black, and a delicate salmon colour.
All the timepieces are equipped with Audemars Piguet’s interchangeable strap system, enabling the owners to experiment with different looks. The diamond-set models are accompanied by a pin buckle, while the baguette-set versions are fitted with an elegant AP folding clasp.
The New Movement
These four watches are powered by Audemars Piguet’s selfwinding chronograph, Calibre 2385, which also displays the hours, minutes, small seconds, and date.
The New Colours of Diamond Bezels
Two timepieces are embellished with a bezel paved with brilliant-cut diamonds and come in a choice of 18-carat pink gold or stainless steel cases. The sparkle created by the brilliant-cut diamonds furthers the hand finishing of the multifaceted cases. The Manufacture’s trademark alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers bestows the timepieces with an endless play of light.
The pink gold version is contrasted by a light blue dial and is fitted on a beige interchangeable rubber strap. This timepiece also comes with an additional light blue rubber strap matching the colour of the dial. The stainless steel model with diamond-set bezel is adorned with a warm salmon dial and is fitted with a light grey interchangeable rubber strap echoing the case. An additional dark grey rubber strap is provided with the watch for added contrast. These new dial colours are achieved using a PVD process that brings out the softness of each tone.
The New Dazzling Baguette Gemstones
An array of baguette-cut coloured gemstones fixed using a channel setting provides a luxurious frame to the last two models in 18-carat pink or yellow gold. The yellow gold timepiece is enriched with a royal blue dial and illuminated with a bezel set with a vibrant gradation of yellow, green, and blue hues. These vivid colours are achieved thanks to tsavorites paired with yellow and blue sapphires.
The blue interchangeable rubber strap, which echoes the dial colour, furthers the timepiece’s contrasting tones. The watch comes with an additional bright green rubber strap, enhancing the tsavorites’ green tones.
The pink gold model comes to life with a rainbow-coloured bezel that illuminates the black dial. The 32 baguette-cut stones, including rubies, tsavorites, topaz, tanzanites, amethysts, and sapphires in 3 shades of orange, yellow, green, blue, violet, and pink, create a magical colour spectrum and an extensive play on light.
The black interchangeable rubber strap completes the timepiece’s elegant design. An additional beige rubber strap is also provided with the watch. All the gemstones adorning these Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs have been carefully selected to respond to the Manufacture’s highest criteria in terms of clarity, cut, and colour. The quality of the stones’ cut is as important as their inherent quality and clarity for infinite radiance and sparkle.