The first Royal Oak Chronograph ref. 25860 premiered in 1998 outfitted with calibre 2385, an analog chronograph movement located in the legendary Frederic Piguet calibre 1185 also put on the Vacheron Constantin Overseas Chronograph as quality 1137 along with the Breguet Marine Chronograph as calibre 576 among other timepieces. This movement is known as thinnest automatic chronograph calibre available, calculating only 5.5mm thick. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Replica movement includes 304 parts, beats at 21,600 vph, is outfitted with 37 jewels and will be offering an electrical reserve of 40 hrs when fully wound. Exactly the same calibre is outfitted within the Royal Oak Capital of scotland Sails for Alinghi, the Leo Messi unique that is utilized just like a module across the Royal Oak Grande Complication.
The ref. 25860 in 39mm may be the predecessor to ref. 26300 we're reviewing here combined with the new 41mm Royal Oak Chronograph ref. 26320. The Royal Oak Chronograph could be a model exceeding ten different reference figures and many types of are fitted sticking with the same calibre 2385. The various Royal Oak Chronograph references so far are: 25860, 25960, 25966, 25978, 26022, 26068, 26300, 26320, 26557 along with the limited models Royal Oak Capital of scotland Sails for Alinghi ref. 25979 and Leo Messi ref. 26325.
The Royal Oak Chrono is really an important watch, that in 2002 while Audemars Piguet was honoring the 30th anniversary within the Royal Oak, they named this watch among the three essential Royal Oak watches coupled with Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Skeleton along with the Royal Oak Grande Complication. That same year, the Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph was launched as ref. 25977.
The Royal Oak Chronograph ref. 26300 much like other Royal Oak chronographs is outfitted obtaining a good monocoque situation without any display situation back. This watch is outfitted with screwlock pushers and screwlower crown which makes it waterproof having a depth of fifty meters. The chrono pushers are super easy to remove and don't require strong pressure to activate the chronograph.
The dial is available in many colors and designs however, the audemars piguet royal oak chronograph 41mm replica most widely used ones is niagra 'panda' dial. This dial is off whitecoloredcolored with black registers and red accents obtaining a 12hour chrono register at 9, a 30minute register at 3, a running seconds register at 6 along with a date aperture between 4 and 5 o'clock. The date aperture is a great feature that other legendary chronographs such as the Rolex Daytona do not have. Since the dial features the 'grande tapisserie' pattern, this 'tapisserie' is slightly different for the 'grande tapisserie' across the Royal Oak ref. 15300 or ref. 15400 because the spacing relating to the pyramidal squares appears to get small amount wider when compared with other Royal Trees. The red seconds hands coupled with red tips within the small hands along with the red minute track provide you with the perfect contrast for the ultimate sporty yet elegant look.
Because we are frequently requested for to show images of how one model comes even near to another, we've decided to start adding some comparison shots within the Royal Oak Chronograph ref. 26300 near to the Royal Oak ref. 15300. It could weren't fair to evaluate this sort of thick watch against a ref. 5402 or maybe a 15202 since they are too thin.
As you can appreciate within the pictures, things are significantly thicker across the chrono along with the bezel is thicker but in addition narrower. Additionally, the dial across the chrono sits lower during comparison for that ref. 15300.
Regardless, the Royal Oak Chronograph ref. 26300 sits effortlessly across the wrist but much greater during comparison for that perfect easily fit in the ref. 15300.