AUDEMARS PIGUET – ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE 25th ANNIVERSARY
CELEBRATING A QUARTER OF A CENTURY
Audemars Piguet is celebrating 25 years of its Royal Oak Offshore with two remarkable timepieces, including a new, futuristic looking one.
2018 will mark Royal Oak Offshore’s 25th anniversary. During the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, the brand from Le Brassus will unveil two timepieces to celebrate the quarter-century of the iconic collection imagined by Emmanuel Gueit: a reissue of the original Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph, as well as a brand new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a futuristic look. Audemars Piguet strikes hard and ever-so precisely!
The 1993-created Royal Oak Offshore is easily recognizable through its unusual design: its bridges, its architecture, its built-in push-piece protectors along with its legendary octagonal bezel, with interspersed polished hexagonal screws. Proposed in over 120 variations, this watch has been reinterpreted using steel, titanium as well as platinum.
The Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph, designed for the quarter centenary of the Audemars Piguet collection, boasts a 45 mm-diameter stainless steel or rose gold case. The 2947 calibre, developed exclusively for the occasion, is hand-wound and offers a 173-hour power reserve. It features a tourbillon, a chronograph, 30-minutes counter as well as a seconds, hours and minutes counter.
Audemars Piguet has designed a timepiece which will tempt collectors for the next 25 years thanks to its highly-elegant, futuristic style. As such, the somewhat rigid case has been revisited, softened, and complements the black rubber, ardillon-buckled strap. The Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph pursues the risky yet rewarding venture of the original model, viewed as groundbreaking back in the day and which continues to be a best seller even now.
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By Isabelle Guignet