Chronographe Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee

26176FO.OO.D101CR.02

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Chronographe Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee

Brand  : Audemars Piguet
Collection  : Royal Oak Offshore
Model  : Chronographe Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee
Reference  : 26176FO.OO.D101CR.02
Complement : Forged Carbon - Ceramic - Crocodile Strap
On sale : 2009

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  • Brand  : Audemars Piguet
    Collection  : Royal Oak Offshore
    Model  : Chronographe Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee
    Reference  : 26176FO.OO.D101CR.02
    Complement : Forged Carbon - Ceramic - Crocodile Strap
    On sale : 2009
    List Price : 28 640 €
    Diameter : 42 mm
    Thickness : 14.70 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Atypical
    High Horology
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 3126/3840
    Calibre distinction : Hand decorated
    Côtes de Genève
    Complication : Small Seconds
    12-Hour Counter
    Tachymeter
    30-Minute Counter
    Chronograph
    Case material : Forged carbon
    Case peculiarity : Anti-magnetic
    Black ceramic bezel
    Vulcanised rubber-clad crown and pushpieces
    Blackened steel back featuring a medallion engraved with the Royal Oak Offshore logo
    Shape : Octagonal
    Water-resistance : 100 meters
    Dial : Adorned
    Dial color : Black
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Indexes : Arabic numerals
    Luminescent
    Glass : Magnifying glass
    Strap material : Crocodile leather
    Alcantara
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    + More characteristics : Movement
    Calibre: 3126/3840. self-winding
    Total diameter: 29.94 mm (13¼lignes)
    Casing diameter: 26 mm
    Thickness: 7.16 mm
    59 jewels
    365 parts
    Up to 60-hour power reserve
    Cadence of the balance:
    21.600 vibrations per hour
    Variable-inertia balance with eight inertia blocks and flat balance-spring
    Geneva-type mobile balance-spring
    stud-holder
    Three-position winding crown

    Finishing
    All parts decorated by hand; mainplate rhodium-plated. bevelled and circular-grained. bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

    Case
    Strongbox-type case with antimagnetic system. steel screws

    Dial
    Black. with exclusive “Méga Tapisserie” motif
    Yellow numerals and central chronograph seconds hand
    Luminescent hour and minute hands
    Yellow tachometric scale

    Strap
    Black “Hornback” saddle-cut crocodile leather. hand-stitched with yellow seams and lined with alcantara
    AP folding clasp in bead-blasted titanium with blackened cover

DESCRIPTION

  • Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee Chronograph

    Imagine the gleam of wet asphalt; watch the darkness come to life, revealing all the black grains of the surfaces, the lines, the curves. But something is moving, so wake up and take a closer look at the bright yellow headlight cutting through the darkness. Other shades of yellow emerge, like the countless eyes and tones of the urban landscape. You can make out the criss-cross pattern of the intersecting roads. Change the focal distance, and suddenly you grasp that you at the wheel of car, driving at dizzying speed, with time calling out to you from your wrist as it rushes past on a matt-black instrument that blends into the night. There is a touch of all that in the inimitable recently released Royal Oak OffshoreChronograph.

    A few grams of carbon

    The case features the intriguing mottled black shade of forged carbon, an ultra-light and highly resistant material developed exclusively by Audemars Piguet, from the production method through to the actual tools. After several years of research and development in aviation as well as in the automobile industry and the nautical world, it was first introduced in the 2007 Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi TeamChronograph. This material featured the application of forging technology to the machining of carbon. The complex shapes of the Royal Oak Offshoreare achieved by means of a steel die.

    A set of carbon wires is placed inside the die. Measuring a mere one or two millimetres in diameter, this wire is itself composed of several thousand 7-micron carbon fibres held together by a resin wire. The die is then compressed at a high temperature under pressures of over 300 kilos per cm2. Audemars Piguet thereby demonstrates the full range of its machining expertise, acquired through years of practice in the making of carbon movement bridges and plates. The inside of the case and the correction of the various drilled holes are thus duly completed and the final result features sharp angles, a silky touch and a sturdy yet light stature.

    High-tech performance

    The resulting shimmering dusky effect is complemented by the bezel and studs in shiny black ceramic, as well as vulcanised rubber-moulded crown and pushpieces, while the bright yellow colour of the numerals, tachometric scale , central chronograph seconds hand and stitching on the strap create a spectacularly bold contrast against the backdrop of this palette of black shades. A pioneer in the use of original materials, the Manufacture masterfully combines them here while placing them in the service of a sporty and ultra-masculine sports timepiece that is a fascinating blend of high technology, contemporary daring and horological mastery.

    The Calibre 3126/3840 self-winding movement equipping this new Royal Oak Offshor ealso contributes to its impressive performances by guaranteeing impressive sturdiness, reliability and rating precision. The barrel-spring supplies constant force ensuring 60 hours of power reserve, while the stability of the movement is further reinforced by the cross-through balance bridge. The balance is also fitted with eight inertia blocks enabling extremely fine adjustment, while a 22-carat gold ball-bearing mounted rotor ensures bidirectional automatic winding. Finally, all the parts are finished and decorated by hand with bevelling, Côtes de Genève, circular-graining – with each of these stages performed in complete harmony with tradition. The AP monogram and the Audemars and Piguet family crests are engraved on the oscillating weight.
  • Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee Chronograph

    Imagine the gleam of wet asphalt; watch the darkness come to life, revealing all the black grains of the surfaces, the lines, the curves. But something is moving, so wake up and take a closer look at the bright yellow headlight cutting through the darkness. Other shades of yellow emerge, like the countless eyes and tones of the urban landscape. You can make out the criss-cross pattern of the intersecting roads. Change the focal distance, and suddenly you grasp that you at the wheel of car, driving at dizzying speed, with time calling out to you from your wrist as it rushes past on a matt-black instrument that blends into the night. There is a touch of all that in the inimitable recently released Royal Oak OffshoreChronograph.

    A few grams of carbon

    The case features the intriguing mottled black shade of forged carbon, an ultra-light and highly resistant material developed exclusively by Audemars Piguet, from the production method through to the actual tools. After several years of research and development in aviation as well as in the automobile industry and the nautical world, it was first introduced in the 2007 Royal Oak Offshore Alinghi TeamChronograph. This material featured the application of forging technology to the machining of carbon. The complex shapes of the Royal Oak Offshoreare achieved by means of a steel die.

    A set of carbon wires is placed inside the die. Measuring a mere one or two millimetres in diameter, this wire is itself composed of several thousand 7-micron carbon fibres held together by a resin wire. The die is then compressed at a high temperature under pressures of over 300 kilos per cm2. Audemars Piguet thereby demonstrates the full range of its machining expertise, acquired through years of practice in the making of carbon movement bridges and plates. The inside of the case and the correction of the various drilled holes are thus duly completed and the final result features sharp angles, a silky touch and a sturdy yet light stature.

    High-tech performance

    The resulting shimmering dusky effect is complemented by the bezel and studs in shiny black ceramic, as well as vulcanised rubber-moulded crown and pushpieces, while the bright yellow colour of the numerals, tachometric scale , central chronograph seconds hand and stitching on the strap create a spectacularly bold contrast against the backdrop of this palette of black shades. A pioneer in the use of original materials, the Manufacture masterfully combines them here while placing them in the service of a sporty and ultra-masculine sports timepiece that is a fascinating blend of high technology, contemporary daring and horological mastery.

    The Calibre 3126/3840 self-winding movement equipping this new Royal Oak Offshor ealso contributes to its impressive performances by guaranteeing impressive sturdiness, reliability and rating precision. The barrel-spring supplies constant force ensuring 60 hours of power reserve, while the stability of the movement is further reinforced by the cross-through balance bridge. The balance is also fitted with eight inertia blocks enabling extremely fine adjustment, while a 22-carat gold ball-bearing mounted rotor ensures bidirectional automatic winding. Finally, all the parts are finished and decorated by hand with bevelling, Côtes de Genève, circular-graining – with each of these stages performed in complete harmony with tradition. The AP monogram and the Audemars and Piguet family crests are engraved on the oscillating weight.
  • Brand  : Audemars Piguet
    Collection  : Royal Oak Offshore
    Model  : Chronographe Royal Oak Offshore Bumble Bee
    Reference  : 26176FO.OO.D101CR.02
    Complement : Forged Carbon - Ceramic - Crocodile Strap
    On sale : 2009
    List Price : 28 640 €
    Diameter : 42 mm
    Thickness : 14.70 mm
    Styles : Sporty
    Atypical
    High Horology
    Types : Self-winding
    Calibre : 3126/3840
    Calibre distinction : Hand decorated
    Côtes de Genève
    Complication : Small Seconds
    12-Hour Counter
    Tachymeter
    30-Minute Counter
    Chronograph
    Case material : Forged carbon
    Case peculiarity : Anti-magnetic
    Black ceramic bezel
    Vulcanised rubber-clad crown and pushpieces
    Blackened steel back featuring a medallion engraved with the Royal Oak Offshore logo
    Shape : Octagonal
    Water-resistance : 100 meters
    Dial : Adorned
    Dial color : Black
    Display : Luminescent hands
    Indexes : Arabic numerals
    Luminescent
    Glass : Magnifying glass
    Strap material : Crocodile leather
    Alcantara
    Strap color : Black
    Strap clasp : Folding buckle
    More characteristics : Movement
    Calibre: 3126/3840. self-winding
    Total diameter: 29.94 mm (13¼lignes)
    Casing diameter: 26 mm
    Thickness: 7.16 mm
    59 jewels
    365 parts
    Up to 60-hour power reserve
    Cadence of the balance:
    21.600 vibrations per hour
    Variable-inertia balance with eight inertia blocks and flat balance-spring
    Geneva-type mobile balance-spring
    stud-holder
    Three-position winding crown

    Finishing
    All parts decorated by hand; mainplate rhodium-plated. bevelled and circular-grained. bridges adorned with Côtes de Genève motif

    Case
    Strongbox-type case with antimagnetic system. steel screws

    Dial
    Black. with exclusive “Méga Tapisserie” motif
    Yellow numerals and central chronograph seconds hand
    Luminescent hour and minute hands
    Yellow tachometric scale

    Strap
    Black “Hornback” saddle-cut crocodile leather. hand-stitched with yellow seams and lined with alcantara
    AP folding clasp in bead-blasted titanium with blackened cover