Style / October 2018

Audemars Piguet Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore

Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts.

2018 sees Audemars Piguet celebrating its 25th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore that first launched in 1993. The Swiss watchmakers presented three new iterations of the iconic sports watch: a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph, as well as a brand new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph with a contemporary dial design.

Since 1993 more than 120 designs of the 42mm model have been created, from stainless steel, to gold and platinum. For its anniversary, Audemars Piguet has introduced a new special series available in stainless steel and 18-carat pink gold.

The Royal Oak Offshore returns with a re-edition, maintaining the 42mm diameter and staying remarkably close to the original. The piece features an updated clasp and movement. The original model was powered by a Jaeger-LeCoultre caliber. The new movement is fitted with a 22k gold rotor, yet staying true to the original.

The Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon maintains a similar design language its modest 45mm diameter. With a thinner and redesigned bezel that places signature screws under the sapphire crystal in a more direct connection with the inner mechanisms of the timepiece. Available in stainless steel and 18K pink gold.

The timepiece also presents a brand new dial constructed as a true piece of contemporary architecture, demonstrating the bold approach that Audemars Piguet has always sought to convey through the aesthetics of its Offshore collection, while always being true to its foundations.