AUDEMARS PIGUET – ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE
IN THE PRIME OF LIFE
Collectors, watch out! For the 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore, Audemars Piguet is perpetuating the legend of its exceptional chronograph with an ideal re-release.
Since Audemars Piguet first launched its flagship sports chic chronograph, the 25721ST, over 120 models machined in a wide range of materials – steel, titanium, platinum – have been added to the Royal Oak Offshore collection. What do they have in common? They all have a 41mm-wide case, an octagonal bezel with visible screws and, for many of them, a dial with the tapisserie pattern. So at first sight, the extra-robust version of the iconic Royal Oak designed by Gérald Genta was easily recognisable!
The re-release of the original model includes all its aesthetic attractions down to the last detail. So, the chronometer and the running seconds sub-dials are in their original place, as is the date counter topped with a magnifying glass. The crown, push pieces and dial come in the same deep blue colour. The hour and minute hands have also kept their original design, and point towards round indices. They are all coated in luminescent material for optimal readability in all conditions.
The timepiece is still driven by a self-winding movement. This is not the original calibre, however, but the 3126/3840 (50 hours of power reserve), first introduced in 2012 for the 20th anniversary of the chronograph.
This Royal Oak Offshore 2018 vintage is worn on the wrist with a steel strap that perfectly matches the case, which is also made of steel, and is watertight down to 100 metres. This anniversary edition will delight all fans of the brand from Le Brassus.
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By Dan Diaconu