Wednesday, July 1, 2009

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Forged Carbon Watch For 2009 = Sexxxy ... Let's Call It "Carbon Electra".

"What interests me is that this watch is not a limited edition. In fact, it appears as though very few non-limited editions watches come out of the house of Audemars Piguet. This is not the first time forged carbon has been used on a watch for Audemars Piguet, who themselves were not the first watch maker to use carbon as a case material for watches. In fact various military spec watches such as Traser have been using carbon watch cases for years. They aren't exactly as fancy looking as the complex-to-make Audemars Piguet forged carbon cases, but they are equally light, and also very strong. What Audemars Piguet has brought to the table is likely their fanatical desire to "make things perfect" - having a carbon case look as though it was milled like metal. The bezel and caseback of the watch are not carbon. The bezel is a brushed and polished ceramic, while the caseback is blackened steel. You have ceramic again used as the strap connector links.

The "non initiated" who aren't watch enthusiasts won't be able to appreciate all that goes into this watch as it appears merely "nice." There are no visual clues that the case is so hard to make in this instance, and you have no idea that inside the watch a brand new Audemars Piguet in-house made caliber 3126/3840 automatic mechanical chronograph movement. The movement even has a solid gold rotor, also hidden from view. Watches like this are meant to impress the owner, and the few people they encounter who are aware of what the watch really is all about. The dial of the watch is Yellow-Jacket chic with the typical "Mega Tapestry" pattern on the dial that most Royal Oak Offshore watches receive. The tachymeter scale on the chapter ring is in yellow with black numerals while the strong looking Arabic hour numerals also enjoy the pleasant yellow hue. The crown and pushers are covered with natural rubber. Last is the sculpted alligator strap with deployment clasp and yellow contrast stitching. Certainly not love at first site for all watch lovers, but I have a feeling a few of you out there are taken by the bold looks of this watch - especially to match your yellow shoes. Price for the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Forged Carbon watch is probably in the $35,000 - $50,000 range.

Technical Specifications:
Royal Oak Offshore chronograph

Exclusive AP self-winding Calibre 3126/3840
Power reserve: up to 60 hours
Cadence of the balance: 21,600 vibrations per hour
Finishing: all parts decorated by hand

Forged carbon case with ceramic bezel and steel screws
Rubber-coated crown and pushpieces
Diameter: 42 mm
Case-back engraved with the Royal Oak Offshore logo
Water resistance: 100 metres

Black with exclusive "Mega Tapestry" motif
Yellow numerals and chronograph seconds hand
Luminescent hour and minute hands
Yellow tachometric scale

Hours and minutes
Small seconds
Chronograph with central seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counters

Information Courtesy Of: Luxist.Com x Watch-Happening.Blogspot.Com

CHRIS LIVE AKA SHAKER SAYS: Admittedly, I am a relative novice when it comes to watch enthusiasm, however, my passion far exceeds my current collection of timepieces. I mean, let's be real, this can be quite the expensive hobby. That having been said, Livestyle is nothing if not aspirational *Cue Diddy Voice* "Can't stop. Won't stop." ... lol. To that end, I invite Y.O.U. to become better acquainted with the immaculately constructed Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Forged Carbon Watch For 2009.

What hapless rappers and the nouveau riche will never understand is that the beauty and, therefore the intrinsic value of such a watch, comes from as much of what Y.O.U. cannot see as it does from what Y.O.U. can see. Of course the forged carbon fiber surface of this watch, the "Mega Tapestry" motif and the yellow accented luminescent numerals on the dial are immediately eye catching, but, it is the exclusive AP caliber 3126/3840 Swiss Movement that makes this brilliant timepiece the ultimate in both practicality and luxury. What else would Y.O.U. expect from this historic firm though? The house that childhood friends Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet built waaaaaaaaaay back in 1875 has thrived for well over a century as a consistent leader in the upper stratosphere of the high end horological market; combining tradition and technology with amazing results.

Hey, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Forged Carbon Watch For 2009 will run Y.O.U. about 50 Large, but, paying attention to Livestyle is Free.99! Y.O.U. gotta L.O.V.E. it! You're welcome. You're all welcome.

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