Why the Audemars Piguet Grande Complication Belongs on Your Wrist

Why the Audemars Piguet Grande Complication Belongs on Your Wrist

Blog : March 14, 2024

Since 1882, Audemars Piguet has placed the Grande Complication at the forefront of its offerings, preserving its tradition of exceptional craftsmanship. This commitment has ensured the tradition of exceptional watchmaking is passed down through generations. At Raphaels, we are proud to feature the Audemars Piguet Grande Complication Royal Oak Offshore model, which boasts a 44mm white ceramic case, automatic movement, and a rubber strap.

Why consider this watch for your collection?

With numerous timepieces available, what makes this Audemars Piguet Grande Complication stand out as a worthy addition to your collection or as a dependable choice for everyday wear? Here are a few reasons why this watch is a compelling investment.

The allure of white

The Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication Perpetual Calendar immediately captivates with its pristine white appearance, from the white details on its open-worked dial to the ceramic case and rubber strap. But it's the deeper aesthetic elements that enrich its overall look — the green inner bezel, white gold-applied hour markers, and the signature Royal Oak hands add layers of sophistication and allure to this exquisite timepiece.

Time-honoured manufacturing and craftsmanship

The lengthy and meticulous process of making an Audemars Piguet Grande Complication requires patience, which only the most seasoned craftspeople have. Each timepiece is crafted by the same watchmaker from start to finish over a span of 6 to 8 months. Their work involves adjusting every function, assembling all 648 components of the movement, dismantling, reassembling, decorating, cleaning, casing, applying galvanic treatment, and testing the watch.


Audemars Piguet is known for its horological savoir-faire, perfectly showcased in the Grande Complication’s single self-winding movement that can power 40 functions and 23 complications. The Royal Oak Offshore model features an intuitive crown, moon phase, split-second flyback chronograph, and a perpetual calendar.

Additionally, it has the Calibre 1000, which depends on a new oscillator to optimize energy flow and prevent stoppage. The same caliber keeps the gongs linked to a 0.6mm sapphire crystal membrane serving as the soundboard. You can open the case back with an extra-thin concealed cover, with apertures on the side for airflow and sound amplification while the watch is on your wrist. 

Learn more about the Audemars Piguet Grande Complication here at Raphaels. Contact us if you want to get this watch with the original papers and box.