Audemars Piguet adds a refreshing touch to its Royal Oak Offshore collection with three new models, to be unveiled at SIHH.
For those lucky enough to get a sneak peek into the pre-SIHH watch releases, Audemars Piguet had a huge surprise. Way back in 1989, the maison had re-imagined the Royal Oak. From this effort was born the Royal Oak Offshore. Enhancing the look of the watch, the additions made to it transformed the timepiece into a sporty emblem of masculinity. Today, Audemars Piguet has yet again introduced a special series of Royal Oak Offshore.
Available in either stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold, each one of the watches in the new collection is limited to 50 pieces. Marking the 25th anniversary of the iconic watch, Audemars Piguet presents the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph and Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a contemporary dial design in two versions.
Featuring a combination of materials, the crown and pushpieces are now crafted in ceramic instead of metal and rubber. The Chronograph presents a brand new dial constructed as a true piece of contemporary architecture. It features a blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern and a stainless steel bracelet.
The Tourbillon Chronograph has a stainless steel/18k pink gold case and black dial. The skeletonised movement in both the versions is intricately crafted to give it a sporty, outdoorsy look. Both versions have black rubber strap that accentuates the strong masculine feel of the watch.
The three models are distinct from each other in design and looks yet they share the unmistakable DNA of Audemars Piguet. It’s a wonder that a watch launched 25 years ago is still a canvas for creativity.