Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is a high-end luxury sports watch with a reputation for its bold, rugged design and advanced technical features. Royal Oak Offshore collection includes a range of materials, including titanium and carbon, each of which brings its own unique characteristics to the watch. We have some of the most desirable Royal Oak Offshore watches in our collection; you can check them out here.Read More
Royal Oak Offshore
Royal Oak Offshore features a bold and muscular design and adding a Chronograph feature to it just makes it even sportier. The Chronograph function allows the wearer to measure elapsed time. It is operated by two push buttons on the side of the case, and the elapsed time is displayed on sub-dials at the 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock, and 9 o’clock positions.
Over the years, Audemars Piguet has released a number of variations of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. Some of the most popular variations include the following:
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore gets a rugged design. While this offers a distinctive look for the watch, it makes it heavier than most other watches. Due to this, one of the materials used in the Royal Oak Offshore collection is titanium. Titanium is a lightweight, corrosion-resistant metal known for its strength and durability.
Most of these watches take advantage of Grade 5 titanium, a high-quality alloy used in the aerospace and medical industries. It is also hypoallergenic, making it a good choice for people with sensitive skin.
Royal Oak Offshore Titanium is available in a variety of combinations. While there is a reference that comes with a Titanium bracelet and a case, most of the others get a Titanium case and a rubber bracelet.
Speaking of lightweight materials, Audemars Piguet also used carbon in some of its Royal Oak Offshore watches. Though it is not a patriot of the company’s current Royal Oak Offshore portfolio, it was once used in some of these watches. Carbon is a strong and lightweight material often used in the aerospace and automotive industries.
One of the most popular references to come with a Carbon case was the Royal Oak Offshore 26400AU.OO.A002CA.01. The timepiece featured a carbon case paired with a ceramic bezel and a rubber strap. It offers a unique, sporty appearance and makes it lightweight and comfortable to wear.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watches come in different variations. While Offshore models are highly popular in 42-44mm versions, there are 37mm variants on offer as well. In terms of material choices, AP offers the Royal Oak Offshore in Ceramic, Pink Gold, White Gold, Titanium and Steel. These variations can highly impact the price of the watch.
Here’s a table showcasing the retail prices of the Royal Oak Offshore models.
|Royal Oak Offshore Diver||Stainless Steel||AED 105,000|
|Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 37mm||Stainless Steel with Diamond set bezel||AED 135,000|
|Royal Oak Offshore Music Edition||Ceramic||AED 150,000|
|Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm||Titanium||AED 162,000|
|Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 43mm||Pink Gold||AED 225,000|
Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak in 1972. Designed by Gerald Charles, the watch was highly appreciated among watch enthusiasts. AP took two major risks at the time of releasing the watch.
For one, they offered a stainless steel watch at a time when luxury and precious metals were going hand-in-hand in the watch industry. Secondly, the mechanical watch was released during the time of the Quartz crisis. Nevertheless, the watch was very well received and is currently one of the most regarded models in the industry.
After over 20 years, Audemars Piguet decided to take its next challenge with the Royal Oak Offshore in 1993. It was designed to be a more rugged and sporty version of the original Royal Oak. It was larger and more heavily built than the original. Royal Oak Offshore carried a more masculine design.
AP Royal Oak Offshore is mostly offered with automatic movement. There are Quartz versions that are served in the 37mm Royal Oak Offshore Lady lineup. However, all the models with case size 42mm and above come with a self-winding automatic movement.
Audemars Piguet designed the Royal Oak Offshore with those in mind who want to push the boundaries. The rugged watch also comes in a Diver version that has been optimized for deep-sea diving. These watches do look like the regular Royal Oak Offshore but they have a small change.
These watches do not get a rotatable bezel on the outside but it is placed cyanide in the sapphire crystal. It allows AP to still use the octagonal bezel with exposed screws, which is what makes it an Audemars Piguet. In order to control the rotatable bezel, AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver watches get a separate crown at 10 o’clock.
In addition to that, the Diver watches come with 300 meters of water resistance in opposition to the 100 meters seen on the regular Royal Oak Offshore watches.
Yes. All Royal Oak Offshore models come with water resistance ratings, which means you can take them out for a swim without worrying about it.
The new AP Royal Oak Offshore models are powered by self-winding automatic movements.
AP Royal Oak Offshore watches are not easy to get making them a great choice for investment.
You can buy the Royal Oak Offshore model you like at WatchMaestro.
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