2011 coincides with the arrival of California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Audemars Piguet in a new era. In order to cope with this long-term and friendly relationship, the two have cooperated to develop a Royal Oak Offshore Heritage Arnold Heritage Watch for the benefit of watch fans, and several Royal Oak Offshore Arnold series launched in the past. Like watches, Audemars Piguet works closely with Arnold and draws inspiration from the well-known roles played by Arnold and their basic values.
Since the establishment of the partnership between Arno and Audemars Piguet in 1999, millions of dollars in charitable donations have been raised through the sale of Arno’s series of commemorative watches, which has also made the ‘Tomorrow Star’ (After-School) All-Stars) Foundation is more prestigious. The foundation aims to provide young people with after-school activities to help them realize their potential, build self-confidence, and cultivate their independence and independence through intensive academic counseling, sports activities and art activities. These activities are mainly conducted between 3-6pm to prevent children from going astray by doing nothing after school. So far, charitable donations raised for the foundation by selling commemorative watches have reached nearly 10 million US dollars.
The limited edition of Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Heritage Watch is limited to 1500. The case back is engraved with the words ‘Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy’. The new watch inherits the characteristics of the Royal Oak Offshore Arno Tomorrow Star Chronograph. Its bezel and 48 mm case middle ring are entirely made of ceramic. The watch is fitted with an anthracite woven aramid strap and comes with a black hand-stitched square large scale crocodile leather strap.
Arnold: A model of success beyond reality
The biggest thing Arnold and Royal Oak series have in common is the courage to challenge the limits. Even though today’s Arnold is an outstanding political figure, fans still remember his image of indomitable tough guy in the film. Whether it’s Conan the Barbarian, a mechanical killer in Terminator, or a construction worker in a whimsical world in Total Recall, it has become a classic Hollywood legend. However, Arnold is not just a fictional hero. In real life, he is an iron man with determination, perseverance and extraordinary charm. From a lone Austrian boy to being elected governor of California, he has completely realized the ‘American Dream.’ . Since coming to the United States in the late 1960s, in order to give back to the American society that fully embraced him, in addition to performing his duties as governor, he also cooperated with Audemars Piguet to organize various charitable activities and exert the spirit of doing good deeds.
Powerful faction with the details
Royal Oak Offshore combines the advantages of innovative materials and precious materials, and is decorated with exquisite craftsmanship, reflecting Audemars Piguet’s meticulous care for every detail. The exquisite design also makes this series of watches a beautiful showcase of excellent watchmaking technology.
In order to make the Royal Oak offshore Arnold commemorative watch, Audemars Piguet’s watch factory for the first time uses a case ring and bezel made entirely of black ceramic. Although ceramic materials are commonplace in the watch industry today, there are only a handful of watch factories that truly polish them. Extremely hard ceramics must use diamond powder as an abrasive, and use a grinding wheel to polish the ceramic surface with the same delicate decoration as stainless steel. This requires time-consuming and time-consuming, repeated polishing, and its hard and time-consuming analogy is ‘iron pestle grinding into embroidery needles’. Diamond-polished ceramics create contrast and reflect the beautiful luster unique to high-tech materials. The straight matte finish of the case’s middle ring is contrasted with the sandblasted matte finish of the upper and lower recesses of the case, which not only makes the lugs exceptionally outstanding, but also creates a three-dimensional impression. The ceramic bezel is polished with a straight grained matte finish, which contrasts with the bright polished finish of the inclined surface.
The sandblasted and matte-treated titanium has an anthracite color, which together with black ceramics create a harmonious aesthetic. The parts made of titanium include screws for fixing the octagonal bezel, button guards, decorative accessories on the left side of the case, case back and standard buckle.
Rose gold adds a gorgeous touch to the watch. The digital hour markers on the dial and the hour markers at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock are made of rose gold with polished diamonds; the top of the rose gold button is decorated with a non-slip ‘Tapisserie’ , Echoes the classic checkered decoration of the Royal Oak offshore type. The crown is decorated with rose gold. In terms of complex shapes, what is particularly noticeable is the double-layered button bridge: the first layer is covered with rubber, the second layer is made of titanium with sandblasted and matte surface, and fixed with an exposed screw .
The left side of the case has the same decorative accessories as other Royal Oak offshore models, showing its sporty style. With an anthracite-colored artificial fiber (aramid) woven strap for a more technical sense.
The movement inside the case is not idle: the self-winding movement with manual assembly and precision decoration is equipped with a chronograph with excellent performance, which can time high-speed and amazing power sports such as the 100-meter race. The Royal Oak offshore Arnold heritage watch has a 48mm oversized case and a strong appearance. It is equipped with a precise chronograph movement inside and outside.
Chronology of Audemars Piguet cooperation with Arnold:
1998 – Arnold visits the headquarters of Audemars Piguet in Brassus, Switzerland
1999 – The Royal Oak Offshore Devil’s Limited Edition is released
2000 – First Audemars Piguet Time to Give charity fair in Christie’s, New York to raise funds for the Star of Tomorrow Foundation
2001-Launch of the Jules Audemars double X chronograph for the film ‘The Sixth Day’
2003-Anuo hosts the opening ceremony of Audemars Piguet’s flagship store in New York
Bazaar souvenirs and commemorative watches to raise funds for the Star of Tomorrow Foundation
2003-Royal Oak offshore ‘Terminator 3’ chronograph launched
2004 – Launch of Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Chronograph
2006 – Launch of the Jules Audemars Dual Time Reserve Time Watch
2007 – Jules Audemars launches the Perpetual Calendar chronograph
2008 – The Royal Oak Offshore Ano Tomorrow Star chronograph is launched
2009 – ‘High Roller’ Poker Contest
2010-Tomorrow Star Foundation Charity Gala hosted by François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet North America in New York
2011 – Royal Oak offshore Arnold heritage commemorative watch pushes cooperation to the peak
‘After-School All-Stars’ Foundation
Arnold founded the Star of Tomorrow Foundation in 1992 to provide primary and secondary school students throughout the United States with comprehensive after-school activities throughout the year to help them learn the skills and experience needed to become a 21st-century citizen. In addition to personal academic tutoring, a variety of activities and sports activities that help increase awareness are provided free of charge. The Foundation’s mission is to protect children and to help them succeed in school and society. In 453 schools across 12 regions of the United States, 81,000 children from underprivileged families participate in the after-school activities of the Tomorrow Star Foundation daily. For more information, please visit the foundation’s website: www.afterschoolallstars.org
Royal Oak offshore Arnold limited edition commemorative watch
Limited edition of 1500
Cal. 2326/2840 automatic movement
Total diameter: 29.92 mm (131/4 legal minutes)
Movement without assembly outer ring diameter: 26 mm
Thickness: 6.2 mm
Maximum power reserve of 38 hours
Swing frequency: 28,800 times / hour (4 Hz)
Adjustable weight balance and flat balance spring
Three-step winding movement
Seiko decoration: all components are decorated and polished; the plate is polished with rhodium plating, chamfering and pearl dots; the bridge is decorated with Geneva wave decoration
Black ceramic case, bezel and crown; sandblasted and matte-treated titanium screws; sandblasted and matte-treated titanium on the left
Rubber and sandblasted matte titanium button bridge
18K rose gold button with checkered top
Black ceramic crown with rose gold trim
Diameter: 48 mm
Thickness: 14.1 mm
Sandblasted and matte-finished titanium case back with ‘Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy’ inscription, steel screws
Water resistance: 100 meters
Black dial with Audemars Piguet exclusive “Méga Tapisserie”
Diamond polished diamond gold hour markers and graduations
Gold fluorescent hour and minute hands
Anthracite woven aramid braided strap, sandblasted and matte-finished titanium standard buckle. Comes with a black hand-stitched large scale alligator strap.
Hour and minute display
Small second hand display
Chronograph with central seconds hand, 30-minute timer (9 o’clock position) and 12-hour timer (6 o’clock position)
Speedometer attached to outer ring