July 21, 2011 12:00:00 AM BST

Audemars Piguet launches new timepieces in the Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs lineage “The perfect balance of force”

Hong Kong, July 21, 2011 – World renowned Swiss luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet launched the new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph collection at a summer-theme party at Island Shangri-La Hotel’s Waterside Terrace on July 21, 2011 in Hong Kong.

  • Audemars Piguet CEO of Hong Kong China Mr. David von Gunten with models sporting new Royal Oak Offshore collection

    Audemars Piguet CEO of Hong Kong China Mr. David von Gunten with models sporting new Royal Oak Offshore collection

  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph-Stainless steel model

    Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph-Stainless steel model

  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore launch party in Hong Kong

    Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore launch party in Hong Kong

  • Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore launch party in Hong Kong

    Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore launch party in Hong Kong

  • Model Ms. Jocelyn Luko

    Model Ms. Jocelyn Luko

  • Models Ms. Jocelyn Luko and Mr. Anthony Sandstrom sporting the new Royal Oak Offshore chronograph time pieces

    Models Ms. Jocelyn Luko and Mr. Anthony Sandstrom sporting the new Royal Oak Offshore chronograph time pieces

  • Pop-music composer Mr. Michael Lai and friends

    Pop-music composer Mr. Michael Lai and friends

  • Friend of Mr. Philip Adler, Mr. Adler and Mr. David von Gunten

    Friend of Mr. Philip Adler, Mr. Adler and Mr. David von Gunten

  • Mr. Carson Choi

    Mr. Carson Choi

  • Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Yau and Mr. David von Gunten

    Mr. & Mrs. Jeffrey Yau and Mr. David von Gunten

  • Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Chu, Mr. & Mrs Simon Kwok Siu Ming and Mr. & Mrs Jimmy Tang

    Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Chu, Mr. & Mrs Simon Kwok Siu Ming and Mr. & Mrs Jimmy Tang

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This summer, three new timepieces are joining the prestigious lineage of Royal Oak Offshore chronographs. Case size, design elements and the choice of materials represent a number of subtle touches that are forging a new path on which control meets strength. This new collection comes in a larger case – 44mm and in each of the three versions, the case is composed of two materials. Ceramics is associated with steel for the first, with forged carbon in the second, and with pink gold for the third. Forged carbon is a material borrowed from the field of aeronautics and which the Manufacture Audemars Piguet was the first to introduce into the world of fine watchmaking. The choice of ceramics for the bezel and pushpiece-guards – the part most exposed to shocks and thus to scratches is due to its extreme resistance and hardness.

Mr. David von Gunten, Audemars Piguet CEO of Hong Kong and China commented, “We are excited to unveil the very much awaited new Royal Oak Offshore collection to our collectors this evening. Once again, this new collection embodies the identity of the brand - combining audacity and performance, with the enhanced features such as a larger case and ceramics on the bezel and pushpiece-guards.”

Audemars Piguet collectors and socialites in Hong Kong had a preview of this new collection when models sport the new Royal Oak Offshore chronograph timepieces in Escada Sport and D’URBAN. Guests were treated to the perfect summer party with refreshing canapés served alongside champagne and freshly-made mojito cocktails as they partied to the light-beat music spun by the DJ.