The 21st edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 set off from Paris on April 16th, aiming to reach Nice, France after five days of rally driving on the finest French roads. The rally this year consists of almost 300 autos — Ferrari, Porsche, Jaguar, Aston Martin and the like…all vintage cars, mind you! As partner and official timekeeper of the competition since 2006, Audemars Piguet is again unveiling a special edition “Tour Auto” watch for 2012. This is the third consecutive year that that I have covered the “Tour Auto” here at Perpetuelle (see previous years below). The 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Chrono Tour Auto a watch is created in a 150-piece limited edition and comes in a special Tour Auto 2012 presentation box.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Tour Auto 2012 Chronograph
150 piece limited edition
42mm stainless steel case, automatic mechanical AP Caliber 3126/3840, blue rubber-clad screw-lock crown and pushers, Caseback engraved with the Tour Auto logo, Royal Oak Offshore logo and “Edition limitée”, Hand-sewn “Hornback” crocodile leather strap with red stitching and AP folding clasp