TRADITION MEETS AVANT-GARDE
16th June 2017
Audemars Piguet is known for making horological history. Founding fathers Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet shared their pioneering sprits in 1875, leaving an indelible print on the world of luxury watches. The duo united tradition and avant-garde with passion, something the respected brand has continued throughout the ages. Audemars Piguet remains forward thinking, skilfully reinterpreting the balance between technical innovation and watchmaking tradition.
It has, over the last century, surpassed theoretical and technical boundaries to create designs to last a lifetime and shows no signs of slowing down. And the AP Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is the epitome of just that. First brought to life in 1993 the design has long been both on trend and masculine. More than two decades later and the Offshore stands tall as a timepiece that offers the best of comfort and style. Featuring the famous octagonal bezel and the trademark tapisserie pattern on the dial, it truly is a classic.
Crafted from stainless steel our feature piece boasts a hand-stitched large square scale brown alligator strap with stainless steel pin buckle. Meanwhile the 42mm case plays host to a glare-proof sapphire crystal face and caseback along with ceramic screw-lock crown and pushpieces. As previously mentioned the dial showcases the tapisserie pattern as well as brown counters and inner bezel, Arabic numerals with beige luminescent coating and pink gold Royal Oak hands. Audemars Piguet has been producing its renowned calibres since the 1800s and this stylish timepiece boasts Calibre 3126/3840 Manufacture movement with 50-hour power reserve. Made from 365 parts and 59 jewels it is a watch that leaves an impression and it also water resistant up to 100 metres. Family matters at Audemars Piguet and the Royal Oak Offshore is designed with that in mind – to be passed to generations to come.
This watch is available now online and in our Argyll Arcade boutique.
Audemars Piguet watches are available online and in our Argyll Arcade boutique.
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