PROUD TO DEFY CONVENTION
9th February 2018
The Royal Oak Offshore collection is a force to be reckoned with. Since it was launched in 1993 the collection has changed the face of watchmaking, taking Audemars Piguet timepieces to a level never before seen. By diversifying the iconic Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet created a design that was sportier and more masculine and more powerful than ever before. A luxury sports watch for the ages, the Royal Oak Offshore continues to make waves in the world of haute horlogerie and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon.
Royal Oak Offshore Brown Chronograph
For those looking for a masculine watch that leaves an impression, this brown Royal Oak Offshore ticks every box. Not a design for the shy and retiring wallflowers among us, this 42mm timepiece commands attention whilst managing not to be overly flamboyant. Featuring a dark brown alligator strap and the mega tappisserie dial AP has become so well known for and Arabic numerals with beige luminescent coating and pink gold Royal Oak hand, there’s no escaping the presence of this watch. Made from 365 parts and 59 jewels containing a calibre 3126/3840 manufacture movement, this is a model for the modern gentleman.
Royal Oak Offshore Gold Chronograph
Looking for a design to really shine on your wrist? The pink gold case of this 42mm Royal Oak Offshore chronograph glows in contrast to its dark alligator strap, ceramic pushers and chronograph sub-dials. Crafted in 18 carat pink gold, it’s a remarkable piece that perfects the balance of being both classic and modern. Made of 365 parts, 59 jewels and featuring a calibre 3126/3840 movement with a 50-hour power reserve this is a powerful timepiece sure to be a real talking point.
Royal Oak Offshore Grey Chronograph
Understated yet unforgettable this grey 42mm Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is the epitome of style. The devil is in the detail of this timepiece. From the dial to the hand-stitched ‘hornback’ alligator strap the slate-grey colouring of this model makes it easy to pair with any outfit for any occasion. Audemars Piguet has been producing its own calibres since it was founded in 1875 and it proudly continues to skilfully reinterpret the subtle balance between innovation and watchmaking tradition. With that in mind this model features a calibre 3126/3840 Manufacture movement with 50-hour power reserve.
Geneva doesn’t ‘do’ post-Christmas blues – instead, all things haute and horological are celebrated with January’s spectacular SIHH trade fair and the LVMH group’s intimate Geneva Days showcase. As always, ROX was invited to the party, and we didn’t come back empty-handed…
Every single detail of an Audemars Piguet watch is practically perfect – crafted in-house to the finest degree, informed by almost 150 years of cutting-edge horology. Alex Doak takes the tour at Le Brassus HQ