Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph "Ghost" Titanium 42mm Slate 26470IO.OO.A006CA.01

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph "Ghost" Titanium 42mm Slate 26470IO.OO.A006CA.01

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INFORMATION

Condition
Used
Box/Papers
Box & Papers
Brand
Audemars Piguet
Model Number
26470IO.OO.A006CA.01
Series
Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph
Model Year
2014 - 2021

CASE

Crown
Screw Down
Bezel
Octagonal Bezel
Movement
Automatic
Case Back
Transparent
Material
Titanium
Case Size
42 mm
Case Shape
Octagonal

DIAL

Dial Type
Analog
Date at
3 o’clock
Dial Color
Slate
Dial Markers
Arabic

BRACELET

Band Material
Rubber
Clasp
Pin Buckle

ADDITIONAL INFO

Gender
Men's
Country of Manufacture
Switzerland
Complication
Date, Chronograph
 

Description

Have you ever seen a ghost? Well, if your answer is no, you're gonna have to change that to yes because this is certainly a ghost and we'll be getting into why on this video. 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 and if you'd like to know the price, simply click on the links in the description below. I'll greatly appreciate if you purchase your next watch from us at JazTime.com. Today we'll be going over the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Off-shore Selfwinding Chronograph in titanium ceramic style bezel with push pieces as well with a rubber strap. All gray, reference number 26470IO.OO.A006CA.01, right. And now this one is actually nicknamed "The Ghost" and for appearance purposes, obviously it would make sense because the titanium built case allows for an integration of that gray strap as well as the gray mega Tapisserie Dial, to really come together in a sense that it looks like it could be leaking ectoplasm at any moment. Well, not in a bad way, certainly in the best way possible. All right, so anyway, we'll be going over the case, the dial, the bezel, the crown, the functions of this watch, as well as the movement and the strap. And I'll be trying it on giving you my thoughts on all of those. Starting off the case, is 42 millimeters in diameter from finger to thumb, right? So quite a big one, it's 14 and a half millimeters thick. This is certainly a sports watch for the ages, right? Has the glare proofed and a flat scratch-resistant Sapphire crystal on the front and as well as on the case back, so you can see the movement directly all the way through. AlL right, very useful there, it has a lug to lug measurement. I measured a 53.8 millimeters from lug to lug but an effective span if you're including these intermediate links that connect to this rubber strap, I would go with more like a 55 millimeter lug to lug distance all right? So keep that in mind if you're taking a look at this watch and you're considering it, right? So this dial is a slate gray matching that of the bezel. On this bezel here, we have a high Polish along the sides with a satin brush finishing along the front just as you'd find on the titanium case as well, all right. Satin brush finishing along the sides of the case with those little bevels following the bezel all together integrated to make one excellent Royal offshore timepiece here, all right. So this bezel, dark gray ceramic has those hexagonal screws, eight of them in the bezel, nicely uniform with their slots sort of forming like concentric circle if you will, sort of using that gestalt of visual usage of continuity, those little slots you sort of see them continue in that nice circle going all the way around. All right, so quite cerebral there from Audemars Piguet. Now looking again at the style, again, a slate gray dial with the mega tapestry pattern with the silver toned counters as you can see there. The overall texture has those large raised squares. Not really much more than that but you don't really need much more than that on this dial. Because you have large Arabic numerals all with a 18 karat white gold marking with the luminescent coating to allow them to be read very, very easily. Now note that you don't have numbers for three, six, nine or 12, just tiny, tiny little counters. You barely see the one for the six. You barely see the one for the nine and the date aperture completely takes up that sort of spot for the three, the 12 is just a tiny index marker as well. And honestly, you don't really need those as much because your brain just sort of fills in all of the numbers for you, provided you know the numbers up to 12. All right, that being said, we can take a look at the luminescence now, I'll turn off the lights here and you can actually see which parts of this dial actually glow. Now, if my camera will actually focus nicely, right? Right, and we can see that all of the numbers, the Arabic numerals as well as those tiny, tiny index markings for the six, nine and 12 are actually glowing very brilliantly in this dark environment, the baton style Royal Oak hands, very easy to read as well. You can see them very clearly. Now note that you can't see the small seconds but that doesn't really matter too much. You're probably not going to be measuring, laps at night in pitch black, all right? Now, turning the lights back on. We'll take a look at how this subdial configuration is laid out. We have the small seconds at the 12 o'clock and a sort of silvery toned dial with the chronograph functions for the six o'clock and nine o'clock, 12 hours, and 30 minute counters respectively, right. And while we're on that topic of the chronograph, the chrono hand is center mounted with a long white hand extending from that center with a nice silver or white gold counterweight, solid of course, to really drive that home. There's a track along the outer edge for the tach meter, tachymeter, that has sort of that same sort of sun ray patterning sort of echoing the gyosh patterning that you'd find in these sub dials. See if I can zoom in there close now so you can see there's that sun ray patterning sort of shows up in all of those aspects, all right? Now, the tachymeter helps you measure how many units per minute or per hour, depending on how you use it, right? So for example, I can stop it here and I can start the tachymeter. Let's say I just passed a mile marker. And I'm just seeing how many miles per hour I am traveling. Well, simply just press it on at the very beginning of your first marker. And then once you reach that second marker, you can then press the top chronograph pusher again to stop it. And then they'll effectively tell you your average mile per hour rating over that span of time. Now let's say I've passed my second hour marker. And I have reached effectively round 135 miles per hour. Well, that's quite dangerous. So I hope you don't actually get that while traveling on a road trip through the United States, for example, all right. But should you ever need that the function is there. It also allows you to tell you how many units you are creating per hour, et cetera. There are many uses for this tachymeter. You can look those up yourself. I'm not going to go over all of those because this would be an hour long video. Okay, and when it comes to using this chronograph again just press the top chronograph pusher also made in a ceramic, gray ceramic matching that of the bezel and a satin-brush finishing on all those parts, except that tiny, tiny bevel that goes around the end there that is a high Polish same with the bottom chrono pusher. And same with this winding crown here, high Polish along this edge with the AP logo on the very end with a satin-brush finishing on the middle, the main part of that sort of the crown portion there. Okay, now when it comes to using this again, you can press that chrono hand, the chrono pusher on the top to stop it and note that the dial at the nine o'clock has actually been ticking up this entire time. We're at about, between 42 and 43 seconds there. And how about three-fourths of the way to the first minute? All right, so that's a very good use of the decameter function or the chronograph function rather to allow that dial to actually progress upward at a very even rate. It doesn't take forward every time you reach the first, every time you reach the 12 o'clock position with that chrono hand. So very good usage, very good precision there from Audemars Pigue. And if you want to reset this simply press the bottom chronograph hand, it resets all those dials except the small seconds hand to zero. So you can start timing again when you are ready. And on the further functions of this watch you can simply unwind the crown to the first position. You can wind the watch. Should you have ever run out of power on this. You only really need to wind it about 25 to 30 times till you start feeling that damping sort of really starting to ramp up near the end of the full wind of that barrel, that main spring barrel that holds all the power. All right, pull out to the next position. And you can then adjust the date by effectively turning this about a half turn each time. So if you need to advance the date, keep that in mind because you will have to effectively wind this through this entire huge throw going on with the crown here, all right. And pull it out to the final position and note that the seconds hand has in fact stopped that allows you to then set the time with the minute hand, precisely and as needed, right? And also keep in mind that the way that this works is that you can actually advance the hour hand up to midnight and it will instantaneously change to the next day. There's no gradual change of the date within that date aperture, all right? So very, very precise and very very good engineering from Audemars Pigue right there. And all of that is made possible thanks to the movement. The movement in this watch is the 3126/3840 manufacturer. Now, what does that mean? We have two different caliber numbers. Well, more on that in a moment because first of all it's diameter inside is 29.92 millimeters, or 13 and one quarter of a line. It has a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour or three Hertz frequency. That model block oscillator is 22 karat gold which allows for bi-directional winding. So when you have this on your wrist you'll keep it wound very nice and easy. The power reserve goes all the way up to 50 hours, has 59 Joules total with 365 total parts. That's a lot of parts, all right? Now, why would you have that many parts? Well, that goes with why this caliber is known as a 3126/3840 of manufacturer. It's actually two different movements put together. The in-house made movement, the 3120, made by Audemars Pigue themselves, allows for the functions of the center mounted minute, hour, and technically the seconds hand but the rest of the functions, oh yeah, and also that date aperture, that really rapid setting of the date, you can set the date should you need to and you're close to say midnight, and I don't know maybe you're passing through a time zone and you're suddenly on the next day you can change the date at any time of the day. It doesn't matter when because there's no locking mechanism to basically stop you from doing so. And you can't damage the watch by simply setting the date. Very, very good solid piece of engineering from the 3120. Now the 3126/3840, the 3840 part is from the Dubois Dépraz chronograph modules that is basically slung on there and decorated by Audemars Piguet. So it's made to look sort of like their own in-house movement but the chronograph feature was made by a third party not a bad thing, actually, because it works very solidly. The chronograph functions, work very very well as you can see, there's no stuttering movement and there's no sort of weird, stuttering stop or weird movements by that chrono hand. And you already saw how gradual and how precise those dials work on at least at the nine o'clock position. So, and when it comes to resetting it really quick, really fast, you probably didn't even see a single frame into this video where it went, a little bit slow. It was instant, all right? So excellent engineering from Dubois Dépraz which allows for that 3840 part of that movement, all right? So enough of the technical talk, how does it work? This overall feel of this watch? Well, first we'll get onto this bracelet. It's more of a strap a rubber strap held together by these intermediate links as well as a screw on the side of the case, right there. My camera would like to focus. We have a screw in portion there so it keeps it very steady. It's not gonna go anywhere, right? A rubber strap, a light rubber color with a dark black interior, right? With those striations that sort of allow it to flex a little bit more than a fully solid strap. And it sort of also gives that sense of movement with those intermediate links as if they're leaving, trails behind to slam into and connect with the case, as you can see at the bottom and at the top of the case, watch, all right. The bottom here, taping all the way down, we have the pin buckle again, titanium. So it's super light with that satin-brush finishing and sort of like that sandblasted AP letter form logo, right. And the great part of having a pin buckle style class or buckle is you can essentially adjust this on the fly depending on your wrist changes throughout the day. Or maybe you're gonna let your son wear this or your daughter wear this and maybe they can size it to their wrist. Just fine, no issue there. All right, let's zoom out and we can try it on. Let me give you some of my thoughts as to how it feels on the wrist. All right, now, for me, I have a 7.25 to 7.5 inch diameter wrist. So this fits me perfectly at the very first notch. All right, so you see, there's really no extra space there. I'm at the very first notch it fits me very snug right there, all right. And again, that 55 millimeter effective lug to lug distance makes this for a big chunker, it's a chunker of a watch and for good reason, it's an off shore. So you're gonna have that weather sealing gasket that really keeps it very, very strong water resistance down to a hundred meters or 330 feet. You're probably not gonna go further than that. You don't really need to. Okay, and when you have this rubber strap you're ready for swimming laps in any sort of pool even Olympics, well, you may not need to wear this during the Olympics because well, actually you probably could because it is so light, the titanium construction of this case makes it feel like I'm not even wearing it at all. Further lending to that sort of sense that this is truly a ghost not only in presentation, but in feel. And with the way that the titanium construction, how light it is you barely feel it on your wrist. And I don't feel any sort of weird weight distribution where I'm slinging a watch around. I don't know which side the watch is on my wrist. That's how light this is, all right. The pin buckle, obviously lending its own, with the rubber strap lending its own counterweight to the watch, but honestly you don't really need it. It's very, very light, incredibly light and a very very good wear for, anyone who has a smaller wrist or average size wrist, such as mine with, that very light construction. And also if you take a look at how it wears on the wrist I'm wearing this very snug, only because I don't want it to move around and it's certainly not going anywhere but you have these wings that sort of come down from the lugs that allow you to have some sort of breathing space with the way that the strap flares out just a little bit thanks to those intermediate links that sort of lift it out and give it that extra lug to lug height, right? And so that's very good for wearing, in those sports type of situations in the pool, or jogging around the block, anything like that, right? So when it comes to the overall color scheme, well, it's a ghost. What can you go? What can you put with it? Well, just about anything, if you know ghosts and movies, well, what sort of clothes do they wear? They could be wearing anything. And because they have such a neutral color that it doesn't really matter what sort of thing that you want to put with this, because it will fit with any color, suit, jacket, dress, bathing suit, whatever you wanna put it with because this is extremely versatile, just like, it goes to sort of floating through the ether or perhaps through a wall, they can go anywhere. This can go anywhere with you. Well, minus the need for exorcisms and such. So enough of what I think, what do you think about this watch? Let us know down in the comments below. And if you'd like to leave a like on this video, please do so, it helps us out immensely. And if you'd like to keep up with our newest videos coming out pretty shortly hit that subscribe button and click that bell notification. So you can be notified when they go live. 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