Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2010 Chronograph

Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet is celebrating its status as official timekeeper of the Tour Auto for the fifth consecutive year by launching a new limited series: the Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2010 Chronograph. According to, the wristwatch will be issued in a limited edition of 60 pieces.

As in previous years, Audemars Piguet will also be supporting two teams: the Blanchard/Cloché-Dubois ladies’ team driving an AC Bristol, and the Mecenat Chirurgie Cardiaque team at the wheel of a Jaguar MK1.

The case, in stainless steel, measures 42mm. The crystal is sapphire and the caseback is engraved with the Tour Auto logo and bearing the legend “Royal Oak Offshore – Serie Limitee.” It is water resistant to 100 meters.

The Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2010 Chronograph is driven by Audemars Piguet’s selfwinding, hand-decorated Calibre 2326/2840 movement. The watch is equipped with a chronograph function with central seconds hand along with 30-minute and 12-hour counters.

The tachometric scale on the inner bezel ring, decorated with alternating black and white squares, evokes the chequered flag that is waved at motor-race finishes.

The watch has a power reserve of 38 hours, a balance oscillating at 28,800 vibrations per hour, and all parts are decorated by hand.

“Its anthracite dial with the exclusive “Méga Tapisserie” finish carries red and silver-coloured counters, along with luminescent hands and numerals. Finally, this new chronograph is fitted with a black handsewn perforated leather strap and presented in a box also dedicated to motor sports, since it is shaped like a Ford GT 40 petrol cap,” a company statement reads.


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