11 Apr 2010

Audemars Piguet “Official Timekeeper” of Tour Auto Optic 2010 – Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2010 Chronograph

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Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2010 Chronograph

 March 1, 2010 – Audemars Piguet has released its Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2010 Chronograph to  honor the status of becoming the “Official Timekeeper” of the historical car rally Tour Auto 2010 .  Sponsoring the Mecenat Chirurgie Cardiaque team in their Jaguar MK1 and the Blanchard/Cloche-Dubois ladies’ team in their AC Bristol  Audemars Piguet pays homage to this historical race and its drivers.

Appealing  to lovers of the automobile, this new series is sure to be a big hit.   The case back is engraved with the “Tour Auto” logo and the legend “Royal Oak Offshore – Serie Limitee” to remind youof this special event. 

Caliber 2326/2840 this timepiece has a power reserve of 38 hours.  The chronograph has central seconds hands, 30 minute and 12 hour sub-dials in red and silver.  The tachometric scale resides on the inner bezel.  The date is displayed at the 3 o’clock position.  42mm stainless steel case and bezel finished off with a sapphire crystal and black rubber screw lock down and pushers.  Water resistant to 100 meters in case you decide to go for a little dip to cool off.

The dial is Anthracite with a “Méga Tapisserie” design.  The numbers, hour and minute hands have a luminescent coating to light up the night.  The strap comes in racing black perforated leather with a stainless steel clasp.

Maintaining the car theme throughout its design, the Tour Auto Optic 2010 comes in gas cap shaped box in the style of a Ford GT.  This watch has racing written all over it.  Only a limited numbered series of 60 are available.

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