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Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Byblos Edition 2017
2014 - 2021
Country of Manufacture
Limited to 50 pieces worldwide
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All right, so starting off with the, this case, again, 44 millimeter case, that's a from finger to thumb, but it's easier to measure the bezel because it has a rounded octagonal bezel, as you would expect from any Royal offshore 44 millimeters from basically 10 to four or while I like to measure two to eight, same sort of a measurement there. All right, you have the very thick overall over 12 millimeter thickness from the Royal offshore, as you would expect a satin brush finishing along these sides, running from lug to lug that's the top to the bottom, as well as on the case front all 18 carat yellow, gold, or sorry, rose gold. They call it pink gold, same sort of thing. Right on top of that, we have a very thick gasket to keep that water resistance. All right. And you also have the white, yellow, or no, sorry, pink, gold bezel also on the front, same construction as that of the case. And all of this working together gives you about a hundred meters of water resistance, as you would expect from any Royal Oak offshore. That's plenty enough to take into any sort of water right now. This is a very special dial here. This one is basically what defines this general model, right? This a model number is the 2 6 4 0 8 O R . 0 0 . A 0 1 0 C 8 . 0 1 . 9 9. This one, this dial only really shows up on maybe at most 150 pieces. This one limited to a 50, there's also a 100 piece edition or no, actually sorry, 550 pieces because there's 500 of the, the summer versions of this Royal Oak Offshore, all of them were made in 2017. This is 2021. So we can still get these for you. There'll be you obviously pre-owned, but this one has shown, you know, very, very little where for how for its age on this dial, we have what they call a Silvertone dial. This is a mega tough history pattern, meaning that the sort of raised squares are nice and big, easy to see, easy to appreciate, and very fitting that large size, with this large case as well. You also have two-tone silver and blue counters. As you can see on the periphery of the dial, a sort of blue background to that Silvertone track with 18 carat rose gold applied index markers as well, which also do glow in the dark. There's the luminescence that you would expect from autumn RP, Gaye, the Royal Oak offshore, nice and green tint to it gives it a very distinct look. And actually these index markers at the three and nine are actually a little bit larger than what I would expect. So you get a little bit more for your buck there, at least when it comes to low light situations. All right now onto the functions of this watch. Well, actually not just yet. The chronograph dials here are the 12 hour and 30 minutes at the six and nine o'clock positions, respectively. And you also have the small seconds sub dial at the 12 o'clock position, constantly taking away. All right, we have, what's basically the kilometer along the inner bezel and white, or sort of like that's silvery white tone giving it that extra bit of contrast. So you can read it very easily in any lighting situation. All right. And as I move it in the light box, you can see the way that the sort of patterning lends itself to reflecting very distinctly, very, very beautifully as well. Now onto the functions of this watch, I forgot to mention that what's special about this model is that these pushers are not actually ceramic. They are matching rose gold pushers. So that's something that you get with this special edition, both the summer and the Byblos, one of 50 or one to 500 editions. These are very special and very, very soft to the touch. Very, very easy to actuate. It just feels very good. And there's something about this that just feels a little bit better than the ceramic pushers, but, you know, I digress only you can, you can only really experience it when you actually have this in your hands. The actuation feels nice and crispy. All right, not crunchy, but crispy, nice and easy to start that coronagraph center mounted red tips, hand sweeping across the dial there, you can stop it by pressing the top button after having started it with the same button, press the bottom button to reset it as well as the other sub dials as well, corresponding to the chronograph. You also have the, the winding crown, which has screw locked, nice and water tight there. Once you unscrew it, you can then at the first position wind the watch. So if you set this down for any extended period of time, you can just pick this up, wind it nice and easy. About 20 to 30 full winds is all you need to get to the full power reserve. More on that in a second. Pull out to the next position. You can then quick adjust the date. As you can see in the data aperture under that tiny bubble at the three o'clock position, it takes about a quarter turn to advance the date. So nice and easy there. If you find yourself on the 30th of a month and tomorrow is the first of the next month you can do so by just simply rotating. It's a little bit hard to see what the angle of the light here. Let me see if I can get a little bit better for you. Okay. There we go. Okay. And nice and easy. You'll be once the hour hand passes the midnight marker. You can then have rest assured that it will flip over to the first of the next month, right? You can pull the crown out to the final position. This actually stops that second sand. Very good. So you can then place them into hand precisely based on the position of that seconds hand, wait for the atomic clock to synchronize up to that and precedent to start up that second hand once more and screw the crown tightly back against the case to ensure that waterproofness, right. So what makes all of this work? It is the caliber 31 26/38 40 movement. That's basically a partially in-house partially outsourced movement. You can see it through, through the case back here, the exhibition case back, all right. It has, it's basically the Duplo, the process movement with Omar pick his own movement on there. The DuPont, the supras portion is the chronograph functionality here. And so on, looking at this gauge, knowing that, you know, that DuPont, the products have actually, you know, put a lot of R and D research and development into making a proper chronograph. They, you know, they trust that they know their chronograph movements and you know, for good reason, almost every Offshore, every Offshore that I've had in my hands have had the same movement. They all work very reliably, very dependently, as you would expect from such a high level Swiss watchmaker. All of this allows you to have the 50 hours of power reserve with that sort of black and ceramic. As you can see winding rotor, which allows you to wind the watch, simply putting this on your wrist after having wound, it will allow you to keep that 50 hour power reserve up, and it'll only start dwindling once you take it off your wrist, basically. All right, now, looking here at the strap, the strap is a white rubber strap, a little bit harder to see with this white light box here, but you know, it's certainly there and you also have a matching 18 carat white, or sorry, pink. I keep calling it the wrong type of gold pink, gold, or red gold buckle pin buckle. Right. And also something I forgot to mention. Let me open up this strap here is that this specific model, the one of 50 Byblos models actually has a very special crystal on the exhibition case back set. You can see the pattern of that Byblos logo, B Y B L O S in the Greek lettering. Yeah. What the architecture proudly displayed behind it. It's very subtle, very difficult to see in certain lighting situations. Certainly my light box is not doing this justice, but you've got to see it with your own eyes. It's much easier to see like that. All right. But it's certainly there and it's absolutely beautiful to behold, only one of 50 models. This is one of them that has it. All right. Now, again, while I'm here, I can try it on and give you my thoughts as to how it wears on the wrist. All right, now this is an off shore. So it is going to be large for me, a seven inch wrist or 18 centimeter in circumference. All right. So at 44 millimeters, it's actually kind of large for me. I'm not getting a whole lot of bracelet or strap from, you know, top to bottom, but it's all about that case. It's all about the style that blue with the white sort of indicating, you know, sort of that seafaring color scheme with the red little bits of accents with the pink gold sort of showing up as more yellow versus blue and the white giving it sort of like a neutral with compliment- with complimentary color scheme, they're giving a very, very tasteful and just an elegant look overall. Looking at it down the wrist, there's plenty of space underneath these logs. At least for me, if you have a smaller wrist than I do, you'll get more space, more breathability. These channels, well, they don't really do much other than, you know, just really give that cohesive overall look as if these intermediary links were, you know, sort of, sort of a had this movement up and just lodged into the case, nice and securely here and secure it is all right, plenty of breathability underneath these lugs. And if you have a larger wrist, you may have a little bit less, but it'll be, it'll be just fine. I haven't had any issue wearing one of these before. So there's nothing too much different between this model and most other Royal Oak Offshores. They mostly come on a rubber strap like you see here. The only difference is that, well, obviously the dial configuration, the color scheme here, the mostly silvered white with the blue accents, with the red tit sub hands, as well as that chronograph hand gives a very distinct look, all pink, gold construction, including the pushers. That is a huge portion. Along with that winding crown giving a very distinct look. It just looks very good, especially with the white strap, giving it, you know, as if the white were the accent. When you look at it, the watch overall, when you're looking at just the dial, the blue is the accent. So it all doubles up. It works very well, very elegantly, very well altogether. And it's overall presentation. And of course, can't say no to that wonderful design on that crystal, which I wish the camera could pick up a little bit better, but you know, this is one of 50 models that I have in my hand. The other 49 are out there in the world somewhere, from 2017, of course. All right. That's about it for me. Let us know what you think down in the comments below. Would you like to pick up one of these and if so, why or why not? And, you know, be sure to like this video, be sure to subscribe and hit the bell notification, so you'll be notified when we go live with another video like this one. 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