Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Ceramic 44mm Black 26405CE.OO.A002CA.02

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Ceramic 44mm Black 26405CE.OO.A002CA.02

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INFORMATION

Condition
Used
Box/Papers
Box & Papers
Brand
Audemars Piguet
Model Number
26405CE.OO.A002CA.02
Series
Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph
Model Year
2014 - 2021

CASE

Crown
Screw Down
Bezel
Ceramic
Movement
Automatic
Case Back
Solid
Material
Ceramic
Case Size
44 mm
Case Shape
Octagonal

DIAL

Dial Type
Analog
Dial Color
Black
Dial Markers
Méga Tapisserie

BRACELET

Band Material
Rubber
Clasp
Pin Buckle

ADDITIONAL INFO

Gender
Men's
Country of Manufacture
Switzerland
Complication
Chronograph
 

Description

Hey, welcome back to Jaztime. Jaztime.com is an online store that buys, sells and trades authentic luxury watches. We make these videos so you can easily choose the best watch for yourself in the comfort of your own home. We offer the lowest prices anywhere online. If you'd like to know the price, simply click on the links in the description below. We greatly appreciate if you'd purchase your next watch from us at Jaztime.com. Today, we'll be talking about this Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph reference number 26405CE.OO.8002CA.02. I'll be going over the case, the dial, the bezel, crown functions, as well as these pushers, the overall construction, obviously, the movement. And I'll be giving my thoughts on all of these features throughout this video, including that of the strap and this buckle. So, starting off with this case, we do have the standard 44 millimeter case size from finger to thumb, that's the 2 o'clock to 8 o'clock position, or 10 to 4, same distance, same diameter for the 44 millimeters. You have the full titanium case back with the ceramic body and ceramic bezel, as you can see on the very front. So, when it comes to the overall appearance, all black, entirely blacked out. This one, a nice satin finish as well, going along the sides of this case. Nice high polish on the, what would you call these, these tiny bevels here on the corners. As you can see, accenting the edges of this case, going back to a satin brush finishing from the top to the bottom. As well as the satin brush finishing being echoed on the front of this bezel as well with the high polish of the bezel along its first bevel as well. And as you can see, this one an Audemars Piguet obviously, due to the hexagonal screws, eight of them on the front of this bezel, and with all of their slots facing in a circular direction, sort of following that gestalt visual perception principle of closure, wherein a number of elements arranged in such a way, create a shape in their own. So, here these slots and these screws create a circle without actually making a literal circle. Very, very well done and very well thought out from Audemars Piguet there. Now, taking a look at this dial, well, basically the same compositional makeup that you would see in any Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. So, you do have the shorter index markers than you would find on a regular Royal Oak. And also you have the tachymeter built into the inner bezel there. So, basically you can just simply press your chronograph button, and it would just start and it would go. And based on your units of measurement, depending on your distance, for example, distance covered between two markers, miles or kilometers, that would tell you your average speed over that general interval, and the like. Now, when it comes to the overall appearance here, you do have the Mega Tapisserie pattern as you would typically find on a Royal Oak Offshore. You have the three subdial layout here with the small seconds at the 12 o'clock, 12-hours and 30-minute chronograph subdials, center mounted chronograph hand. The small seconds is, of course, offset at the 12 o'clock. You have the Royal Oak hands, all of this in 18 carat rose gold, I believe. And also the gold markings here prevent it from tarnishing over time. And it actually fits in with the overall color scheme here, because when you have the overall black color, the gold actually does stand out quite a bit. My camera is having a hard time focusing. Sorry about that. So, the gold stands out quite a bit. It gives you basically as close to maximum contrast as possible. That makes it very easy to read, very easy to see. And speaking of which, you can also turn out the lights here and you'll see that it does glow quite brilliantly so you can still tell the time in low light situations, as you can see. The hands and the hour marks are all lit up very nicely. The double hash mark, obviously for the 12 o'clock position so you know which side's up. At the three o'clock side, you do have the date aperture, very nicely and easy to read as well with the orange gold look to that number as well. So, it fits in with the overall color scheme here. And as I was saying, the gold laid on top of black gives it a very interesting, elegant sense of class and status. And it's something that you don't really see with the other two models within this line, the full blue and the full green, or rather the smoked blue and smoked green with the Arabic numeral layout versions. You can see those on our website as well, Jaztime.com, and you can purchase those as well. I did a review on the green one, so you can find it here on YouTube as well. You can see how that one looks in comparison to this one. This one, it does have the index hour marks instead of the Arabic numerals. So, it does have a bit more space on the dial, more real estate on the dial. It gives it a better sense of breathing room, and overall, the general design principle of wide space comes together here very nicely. And interestingly enough, the subdials, as well as that chronograph hand, everything related to chronograph functions has a blue tip to their hands or fully encompassing the hands themselves. I'm not sure exactly why they chose blue here, but blue does match that complementary color scheme against the yellow or the orange here, or the perceived orange colors of this red gold. So, in that sense, very, very good choice from Audemars Piguet to use blue here because complementary color schemes are incredibly strong, gives you a very high and very good sense of contrast. So, you can very well easily tell the difference between the chronograph functions and the basic time functions of this watch. Speaking of the functions of this watch, basically, it's all controlled with the crown, at least when it comes to the basic timekeeping. So, simply unwind the crown at the three o'clock position. This allows you to wind the watch at the base position. So, if you're at a dead stop, about 20 to 30 full winds is all you need to get to the full power reserve. Nice and easy there. Well, let me move the minute hand out of the way a little bit. Pull the crown out to the next position. This allows you to adjust the date quick set. As you can see, it's about a quarter turn ish to advance the date by one, and with the large crown guards here in titanium, it actually feels good. It makes sense as to the distance, the throw of this winding crown, so that, basically, whenever you move the crown far enough such that you're not actually grinding your fingers against these crown guards, just comfortably enough. It actually advances the date by one nicely and comfortably. And if you find yourself on, say, the 30th of a month, you can just simply wind it once and there you go. Wait for the hour hand to roll past midnight, and you'll be on the first of the next month nicely and easily. Pull the crown out to the final position. Note that the seconds hand does, in fact, stop. So, you do have that control of the timekeeping ability here. So, you can then adjust the minute hand and place it precisely wherever it needs to go, synchronize it up to an atomic clock, and press the crown back in, start that seconds hand and screw that crown tightly back against the case to ensure the water resistance. Speaking of which, the water resistance for this watch is a hundred meters below sea level or 330 feet. So, you do have that sense of security, you can use this for surface swimming, you can use this for most sports applications, so don't go away deep sea diving with this, it'll be just fine. So, and also taking a look at the pushers for the chronograph, you have ceramic pushers themselves. These are elongated rectangular pusher upgraded from the rounded pushers from rubber to ceramic, and now a large pusher. It feels good to press down within the titanium push guards here. And it's a very nice crispy feel, and there's no weird stuttering, no weird slowdowns. It's just nice and crisp and starts up that chronograph hand nicely and easily. And when it comes to the rest of the chronograph functions, you can simply just press the top chronograph pusher to start it, press it again, to stop it. And once it's stopped, you can press the bottom pusher to reset the center mounted chronograph hand, as well as the 30-minute dial and the 12-hour dial. And should you so desire, you can actually use the center mounted chronograph hand as a large center mounted seconds hand as well, thanks to the vertical clutch on the inside of the movement. So speaking of which, the movement is the 3126/3840 made in-house by Audemars Piguet. So, as you can see, it's not that large, but it does fit within the encompassed case back here, the titanium with the nice glare proof sapphire crystal covering and protecting the movement very nicely. It has the chronograph hours, minutes and small seconds with the date functions. Please focus. There we go. And you also have the full self-winding mechanism with that ceramic rotor on the inside. Basically, it allows you to wind the watch just simply by wearing it. It has a frequency rating of 3 Hertz or 21,600 vibrations per hour, has a total diameter of 29.92 millimeters. So, basically, whatever you can see here, that's all you basically have that's running this nice chunker, this big boy, all of this function within this, well, tiny little movement, actually. Very, very well done from Audemars Piguet there. It has 59 jewels, 365 total parts with a total power reserve of 50 hours. So, that means you can basically wear this every other day. But given its overall construction, ceramic with the titanium case back and the titanium push, well, not the pushers themselves, but the guards and the crown guards, as well as this buckle, all titanium. You can wear this basically every day. It has the strength of steel and the scratch resistance that you can find from ceramic as well on the front and in the case overall. So, if you wanted to, you could wear this every day. If you wanted to, you can also set this down every other day, no need to wind the watch manually. You can just simply wear it on your wrist for the full day, and it'll wind up to the full power reserve. Nice and easy there. So, now taking a look at the overall framing of this watch, you're probably not gonna get a lot of that because the rubber strap here integrated into the lugs, as you can see with the titanium intermediate links there sort of bends downward when you look at it and or when you even hold it or put it on your wrist. Would you like to focus? Okay. That downward curvature does allow it to grip the wrist a little bit better. And it's not really made for people with absolutely gigantic wrists, but I mean, like inhumanly gigantic, I mean, it's not really made for an elephant's foot, but it's more for a natural human wrist up to, basically, the maximum sizes, up to eight and a half or even larger circumference wrists. So again, full rubber straps here with the titanium buckle, with the satin brush finishing that you would find on the case as well, with the AP logo nicely sandblasted in there, nicely centered as well. That letter form look there giving it a very nice elegant look. And thanks to the strap system here, you do have the ability to size this on the fly. So, if your wrist does swell throughout the day, you can adjust the sizing of this watch nicely and easily on the fly as you'd like. So while I'm here, I can actually try it on as well, give you my thoughts as to how it wears on my wrist, at least, seven inches in circumference thereabouts. So, if you have a wrist seven inches in circumference, I would still recommend this watch because it does fit me rather nicely, even on the closest loop to the very top of the strap here. And certainly, I can't really go any lower than this. You'll probably have to get a custom strap made for you if you have a wrist smaller than mine. So, keep that in mind when you're shopping around. But when you're getting a watch like this, you're getting it for the status, not just that, but also the wrist presence, because this is absolutely huge. It's a chunker on the wrist. Again, 44 millimeters in case size, it's a 14.4 millimeter thickness overall. So, it's not gonna slide under a suit cuff. It's not gonna be nice and stealthy, even though it is all black. It's not gonna slide into small spaces all that easily. It's there for the wrist presence and quite elegantly so. Taking a look at it down the wrist here, on my wrist, a little bit of space beneath these lugs gives it a good sense of venting for the wrist so I can continue to wear this throughout the day. No problem. And thanks to the overall titanium construction, the titanium construction of the buckle and the case back with these ceramic body and a bezel, that means I can actually wear this basically all day, because this is incredibly light. It's one of the lightest watches that I've ever had on my wrist, especially for its size, even watches 36 millimeters in steel are actually heavier than this, or at least perceptually so. That's what it feels like, at least to me. And looking at it face on, well, you can't deny that it looks good because it just looks plain good. It looks awesome. And the gold accents here, or the gold colors here act as an accent, set of colors to bring out the black even more. So, really gives it that stealthy visual look, but the overall wrist presence still remains on this Royal Oak Offshore. So, certainly something I would wear very nicely and I really consider this to be, probably it would be my go-to for an Offshore if I actually wore watches this large. But hey, to each their own. And certainly, if you have any thoughts on this watch, let us know down in the comments below. What do you think about this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, the 26405CE? 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