In 2020, Piguet launched a Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon chronometer and it is fitted with a specially design movement, Calibre 2897 automatic winding mechanical movement.
Luxurious sport watch
Born in 1972, Royal Oak started its new chapter in the luxury sport watch. Octagon shape and bezels fixed by screws have been its unique symbols. In 1993, a new member was included—Royal Oak Offshore. The supper large mirror suddenly gained a high popularity among watch fans. Although numerous changes on the style, it still adheres to its core idea. One of change, which impressed us, was took place on 2010 when the Royal Oak Offshore was launched and it was fitted with automatic mechanical movement. Then case was made of special carbon and ceramics. In 2014, Piguet rolled out another new Royal Oak offshore Tourbillon watch, with a latest caliber 2897 movement. In order to protect the power system, Piguet improved the case on the Royal Oak Offshore and make it looks modern and has a better touch.
The steel case, with 42 mm in diameter, can resist interference from magnetism. Crown, button which are wrapped in rubber, and a bezel that is fixed by screw, provide an extraordinary performance on water-proof. Case made of steel makes sure that the automatic winding system would not be damaged by the outer force.
Calibre 2897 movement
Calibre 2897 movement was completely devised and created by Piguet which is one of those who can developed such a high-level watch. It is complex processes to producing such a complex movement and all the processes deserves much attention. It many took hundreds of hours to finish and then watch masters begin the assembling, and give life to the caliber 2897. When every component is adjusted and cleaned, it will be placed into its case.
Tourbillon was created to resist the influences on the watch. Its main components consist of escapement and a rotating frame which make balance spring run all the time. Tourbillon once has been regarded as the peak in the watch industry, even though it came to existed in 8th century. But now, brands that have their own tourbillons, are quite rare. Piguet launched 16 tourbillons and in 1986 become the first one who had the capacity to produce the thinner automatic winding tourbillon.
Piguet’s first chronometer was born in 1881 and was named “Foudropante.” Over hundreds of years, Piguet has never stops its efforts on solving various problems in the chronometer. therefore, it produced a 22.5 mm movement in 1886 which is the smallest chronometer movement. Hundreds of experience on designing chronometer is reflected on caliber 2897, especially the column wheels can make it process starting, stopping and resetting at the same time.