The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Limited Edition Replica Watch ref. 26202AU.OO.D002CA.01 is one of the most fascinating watches ever designed by AP with Formula One in mind. Fitted with cermet bezel, sand-blasted titanium pushers and crown, a 42 mm forged carbon case and a black rubber strap, the Jarno Trulli is one of the most unique looking Offshores and one that is truly hard to find in the U.S. as only 500 pieces were ever made of this timepiece.
The flange is also white and the dial gets perfectly accentuated by the red inlay in the hour and minute hands and the chrono seconds red hand. The Jarno Trulli was the first 42 mm Offshore to be fitted with faceted hands like those on the 44 mm Offshores.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Replica Watch is fitted with a stunning gray dial with an anthracite galvanic center featuring the ‘Méga Tapisserie’ just like the ‘Schumi’ but with white chrono registers with raised surrounds and red accents on the faceted markers.
The forged carbon case has very unique attributes such as its resistance, lightness and a marbled look that feels satiny and smooth to the touch. According to Yves Leuba, head of Audemars Piguet’s forged carbon department, there cannot be two identical forged carbon cases due to its meticulous and unique production process. To make a forged carbon case, carbon fibers are distributed in a random manner inside a mold. When the material is compressed under heating, it evolves in an unpredictable way delivering a final product that is unique every time.
Today, we are bringing you this fascinating Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica Watch launched in 2010 during the Formula One Japanese Grand Prix.
This exceptional AP Royal Oak Offshore features two of the most revolutionary materials in the horological world and only used by Audemars Piguet until now, forged carbon and cermet.
While Italian Audemars Piguet Replica Watch only had a short stint in Formula One from 1997 to 2011, driving for Minardi, Renault and Lotus Racing amongst others, he was able to have Audemars Piguet immortalize him with his very own Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition after becoming an AP ambassador in 2008. While Jarno Trulli could never be compared to Michael Schumacher, at least their limited edition Offshores are somewhat up to par.