Another unique case passed by my studio a day or two ago: the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph City of Sails (ref.25860’IS.0.1110IS.01).
– For a watch this huge, it’s shockingly light – since it is a combination of treated steel and titanium. Considerably more stunningly, there doesn’t give off an impression of being any level of compromise made in the completion, which is astounding as titanium is an unfathomably troublesome material to work with – particularly polishing.
– The dial is…unique. It infers a few things – pool, Chinese earthenware production, and the likelihood that the actual watch may not be completely genuine – have confidence, it is. I’m simply not certain I’d pick this shading combination on the off chance that I was offered anything to do with the plan. All things considered, it sticks out, I assume. Just 300 of these watches have been produced.
– As pleasant as the hexagonal screw down pushers look, they’re an agony to utilize; they should be in a bad way and unscrewed each an ideal opportunity to keep up the water obstruction of the case.
– This is one of the models containing a Piguet 1185 subsidiary (AP type 2385); the giveaway is the sundial design and the closeness of the date wheel to the dial surface – note how a ton of Offshores have a little ‘tunnel’ containing an amplifying glass before the date ( click here to peruse our Offshore Safari survey ). This is both to make it more neat, and mostly conceal the way that the watch utilizes a particular chronograph.
– The wristband is truly five star – as befits a watch whose plan pivots such a huge amount on the arm band and its mix with the case.
Without further ado, I leave you to the photos. Of course, all pictures might be tapped on for bigger versions.
And at last, something fun and befitting the nautical theme: