2018 is the 25th anniversary of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. Although Offshore started its life with a commemorative watch commemorating the anniversary of Royal Oak, it eventually split off and became its own successful watch series.
Essentially, Offshore is Royal Oak’s younger brother, but his younger brother is bigger and even used it when the nickname “The Beast” was first introduced in the early 1990s. Since its inception, Audemars Piguet has released a dazzling amount of Royal Oak Offshore (Royal Oak Offshore), its material, dial color and complexity are very rich.
Today, we have attracted attention on two popular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watches, which have been discontinued, but fortunately, you can still buy them on the second-hand market.
The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph “Safari” made its debut in the mid-2000s and is an example of themed ROO, similar to Bumblebee, Navy, etc. Like most other ROO watches, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Safari chronograph 26170ST.OO.D091CR.01 has a 42 mm case with an iconic octagonal bezel on the top and exposed screws. There are also familiar rubber-clad chronograph buttons and barrels.
The stainless steel case has a white dial with the famous “Méga Tapisserie” pattern. The dial is coated with white gold Arabic numerals and a white gold center hand, all coated with a black luminous layer. There are also three chronographs on the dial at 6 o’clock, 9 o’clock and 12 o’clock, with a date window at 3 o’clock.
In addition to the attractive dial, one of Offshore Safari ’s distinguishing features is the hand-stitched “hornback” brown alligator leather strap with stainless steel AP folding clasp. This leather adds a sense of style to this sporty Royal Oak Offshore watch.
Below the sturdy bottom cover of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph “Safari” is the 3126/3840 movement, based on the 3120 movement, but equipped with the Dubois-Depraz chronograph module. The automatic movement can run 21,600 times per hour and has a power reserve of 50 hours.
If there is a non-metallic material most relevant to Royal Oak Offshore, then it is undoubtedly rubber. In fact, since the first Offshore watch in 1993, one of the most striking design features is the rubberized winding crown and chronograph button, and the visible rubber gasket under the bezel. Since then, Audemars Piguet (fake Audemars Piguet) has produced many Royal Oak Offshore models with a lot of rubber details.
Take the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Watch as an example. 25940SK.OO.D002CA.03. In addition to the typical rubber-covered buttons and winding crown, this 42 mm case is also equipped with a black rubber-covered bezel. More importantly, there is also a black rubber strap with stainless steel AP buckle, which perfectly blends this Offshore sports look.
Matching the black rubber details is the black “Méga Tapisserie” dial with shiny Arabic numerals, a white gold center hand coated with rubies, a white gold auxiliary dial and a tachymeter scale. Equipped with Royal Oak’s marine “rubber-coated” time, date and chronograph function is the self-winding movement 2326/2840, speed up to 28800 bph, and provides 50 hours of power reserve.
Whether it is an excellent example of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Watch, ROO Safari and ROO Rubber Clad will add a lot to any fake designer watches collection. If you are looking for a large, bold and ultra-luxury sports watch to highlight the iconic status of the luxury watch field, then Royal Oak Offshore may be just what you need.