Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph  2 Comments


While this Royal Oak Chronograph was not designed by Gerald Genta himself, I still found that the overall balance, proportion, dial and case design make this watch a real classic chronograph. A far more substantial watch compared to the Jumbo which is refined and slim. However this Chronograph is not thick giant like the Offshore series are. On the wrist, this watch finds a nice balance of being a 40mm braceleted watch that would wear well with a nice Armani suit in a boardroom or on a sun tanned wrist on board a yacht.
Unlike the Offshore where the subdials cut the numeral markers, the indices here are nice batons that does not clutter the dial. The Chronograph mechanism works very smoothly as one would expect from a F Piguet chrono caliber.
Paired with the Jumbo, the Royal Oak can cover all occasions. Both watches are still in production but numbers made each year are small and pieces hard to come by. For me, these watches are quintessential best of AP.
Click on the image above to see the hi-res images of this watch.
- HT



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