The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Stainless Steel with contempory duo-toned “Grande Tapisserie” dial is one of the most notable timepiece achievements in modern horology. The chronograph has become exceptionally popular since the Rolex Daytona has seen sky-rocketing valuations. The AP Chronograph does not disappoint with its exceptional style, black dials on the white waffle-print dial. The AP adds a date window between the 4 and 5 o’clock position, making it one of the few chronos with a date window.
This AP design is powerful and masculine. The octagonal bezel is locked down by clearly visible screws. The chronograph pushers and screw-down crown have large jagged bolt-like constructions making it appear more like a rugged tool that belongs in a toolbox or work-bench as much as on a wrist. It is water resistant to 50 meters but is seemingly built like a tank to withstand the rigors of sporting and work activities. Since 1972 AP has bucked the trend, breaking conventions by launching the Royal Oak line of the earliest luxury sports watches.
AP has a reputation for innovation. It was the first manufacturer to utilize the alacrite 602 superalloy in its manufacturing. In 1981 AP released the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar. That model also launched the calibre 2120/2800 allowing it to be the thinnest of its type in the world.
Rubber B designed two color Vulcanized rubber straps (Jet Black or Navy Blue), engineered to fit Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 39mm (various models that come originally on a leather strap or a steel or gold bracelet). This strap features a solid insert for Blocked Integration to the watch case. If your Royal Oak came originally on an alligator band, then be aware that you will remove your gold plots and store them away with your alligator band.
The exclusive Velcro® Alfatex® fastening strip provides a comfortable and esthetically pleasing mount to the AP watch case. The attachment loop contains a titanium insert for optimum performance and strength. This Vulcanized rubber strap has been tortion-tested for extreme strength and security. This strap comes with an optional retaining loop, although it is not necessary to use.
All Rubber B straps are made in Switzerland of pure vulcanized rubber. No coating, blends or bonding are used in the production of these bracelets. All Velcro is attached to the rubber band with hand-sewn hydroturf® marine thread providing maximum resistance to UV-rays, atmospheric conditions, & chemicals. For more information please visit our page here.