We would have to wait for Audemars Piguet to relaunch The Beast to see an all-ceramic version

In fact, the classic look of The Beast, the steel model with the petite replica watches tapisserie blue dial, had been gone for many years (discontinued in the early 2000s, Rolex Replica replaced by models with mega tapisserie dials). However, in 2021, Audemars Piguet brought back this watch, with faithful design and modernized mechanics, with the reference 26238ST. Almost all elements of the habillage paid homage to the classic Beast, with only minor updates on the case, strap and dial: ceramic replaced the rubber on the buttons and the dial had several sub-dials. The main update was to the movement, now made in-house, with an integrated architecture. And now, as part of its early 2023 collection, Audemars Piguet has released this bomb of a watch… A ceramic edition of the Beast. All black, all ceramic, including the bracelet, classic look of the ROO Beast, Petite Tapisserie dial and now a modern movement. This 26238CE is as good as it gets, at least if Royal Oak Offshore is your thing. The all-ceramic Beast… That says it all. First, there's something particularly interesting about the all-ceramic Royal Oak models.

These are rare, highly desirable, highly coveted and, yes, I have to be honest here, very expensive models too. But AP doesn't do things by halves. Even though they are made entirely of ceramic, these Rolex Replica watches are everything a RO should be and are finished exactly like a stainless steel model. The work done on the case and bezel, as well as the multi-link bracelet, is simply stunning. The level of detail is amazing and took hours of work. Switching from steel to ceramic is easier said than done, at least if you want to maintain the same level of decoration and identical surfaces and angles. As for the new Royal Oak Offshore Beast in Black Ceramic, the base is identical to the steel edition 26238ST, but also these versions in titanium and gold. Essentially the same watch, just with different materials and a single color all around.

This means we have the classic proportions of a ROO Beast, with replica breitling a 42mm case, a considerable height of 15.3mm and an identical construction. The case retains its octagonal bezel with 8 white gold hexagonal screws and a black rubber insert between the bezel and the case middle. Mainly brushed, it retains all the facets and polished bevels of a classic steel model. And all elements of the habillage are dressed in black, including the black ceramic pushers and the screw-down crown. And the new material does not alter the 100m water resistance.The ceramic theme continues with the bracelet, a novelty for the Offshore collection. Indeed, this new reference 26238CE features an all-ceramic bracelet, executed in the classic RO style, with brushed surfaces and polished bevels on the sides. As expected, it is seamlessly integrated into the entire design and adds a unique look to this edition. Needless to say, the overall execution is splendid. The bracelet is closed by a titanium Rolex Replica folding clasp. Two important notes: this edition does not feature the steel model's quick release system (which allows you to swap out for a rubber strap), and there is no micro-adjuster on the clasp – which would be appreciated on such a heavy watch .