Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli Chrono
by Kyle Stults on October 05, 2010
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And the Japanese Grand Prix Winner Is…

Although the F1 Japanese Grand Prix is still a few days away (October 8, 2010), it looks like Audemars Piguet has already unveiled the winner — the new Royal Oak Offshore Jarno Trulli limited edition!  Man, what a great looking Audemars Piguet ROO this is!  Aside from the well-chosen dial colors and forged carbon case, you should also appreciate this timepieces’ titanium and sapphire crystal caseback through which its AP Caliber 3126 movement and anthracite-grey galvanic coated oscillating weight (22K gold) can be ogled.  Price is $28,900 — a real steal compared to the $215,000 sales price of the last Audemars Piguet that Jarno Trulli associated his name with (yes, you want to click-through if you haven’t seen it) ;-)

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore “Jarno Trulli” Edition
42mm forged carbon case (15.65mm thick), cermet bezel, titanium crown/pushers, Automatic Calibre 3126/3840, black rubber strap with sand-blasted titanium clasp

This new model, issued in a worldwide limited edition of 500, is now available at the Audemars Piguet Boutique in Ginza — part of an exclusive launch in Japan prior to its international release in coming months.

Ref. 26202AU.OO.D002CA.01

Although not as bold, I find this watch to be more desirable than the AP ROO Rubens Barrichello and Juan Pablo Montoya editions from years back.