CIRCA: 2019
DIAMETER: 44 mm.
STRAP MATERIAL: Blue rubber strap
DIAL: Skeletonized dial
MOVEMENT: Cal. 2885, automatic
FUNCTIONS: Perpetual calendar, split-seconds chronograph, minute repeater
BUCKLE: Audemars Piguet titanium pin buckle
WITH: Audemars Piguet electronic Extract from the Archive confirming 25 April 2019 as the date of registration

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The Grande Complication is one of the stellar models of AP’s Royal Oak Offshore series, epitomizing the luxury sports wristwatch and continuing to captivate watch collectors and aficionados with undiminished power.
From its introduction in 1972 to the present day, the Royal Oak model with its unique octagonal porthole bezel and hexagonal white gold screws whose slots form a perfect circle around the bezel struck a chord with watch lovers, and so began a dynasty of timepieces ranging from basic time and date models all the way to the present model, the Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication with more than 600 parts and numerous functions.
The 10 complications: The present timepiece, one of 3 made in titanium, impresses with the following 10 complications, in addition to the essential timekeeping functions such as hours, minutes and seconds which are not considered complications:
1. Minute repeater
2. Perpetual Calendar
3. Days of the month
4. Days of the week
5. Months
6. Moon phases
7. Chronograph
8. Split seconds function
9. Chronograph register
10. Number of the week

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