ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE CHRONOGRAPH
15th December 2016
Audemars Piguet are renowned for creating some of the finest timepieces in the world, and have been working to these exceptional standards since they first established their base in the Valée de Joux in 1875. Not only is every one of their watch movements created in-house in their Le Brassus facility, but all of their case components manufactured and finished to the same exacting standards.
The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is an evolution of the iconic Royal Oak, and has clear traces of Royal Oak DNA – such as the octagonal bezel and Tapisserie dial, but with some major differences. The case of the offshore is a modern 42mm in diameter, and the Tapisserie texture on the dial has been re-developed to create the Mega Tapisserie – a larger, bolder and very blue pattern.
There is a great deal of demand for blue timepieces, as they represent a balance between smart and casual that can be difficult to achieve with other colours. Audemars Piguet have absolutely nailed the colour of this Royal Oak Offshore, and have paired a beautiful blue rubber strap with the blue toned dial. This is then contrasted with the orange highlights on the inner bezel and chronograph counters to give a fresh and sporty feel.
As a dive themed watch the Offshore needs to be water resistant, and as such features a screw-down crown to provide 100M of resistance. Pair this with the rubber pin and buckle strap and this is a timepiece that you can get wet without worrying about. The glass on the front and back is sapphire crystal, making it very hard wearing. Through the case-back you can see the beautiful movement, which utilises a 22-carat solid gold rotor, engraved with the Audemars and Piguet family crests.
Audemars Piguet are among the greatest watchmakers in the world for a reason, and they have been crafting peerless timepieces for over 140 years. This luxury watch is available now, so have al look on our website or come and visit us in store to see it for your self.
Audemars Piguet watches are available online and in our Argyll Arcade boutique.
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