The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs is a homage to its more traditional predecessor, the smaller Royal Oak watch. Such changes are considered enormous when the Offshore, the more “masculine” successor was launched in 1993 and added some modern aesthetic touches for today’s luxury-sport-watch aficionado. In fact, these watches have defined what new and modern timepieces should be and became trendsetters.
Steel is the primary metal used, for its durability. The case’s crown, chronograph push-pieces, and push-piece guards have been slightly redesigned and resized. All of the rubber used for the crown and push-pieces of the earlier “26170” Royal Oak Offshore watches have been replaced in the new “26470” models with black ceramic. These push-pieces are made for sturdiness and add more years of life to this timepiece.
In addition, the dial’s Arabic numeral hour markers have a more sculpted look, with polished fillet borders; the subdials and round date window are also surrounded by polished borders. It has a 42-millimeter diameter face, which has set the standards for modern watches.
The new hands are faceted and have a luminescent coating; this means that they will glow even in the darkest of areas. All of the colors of the date disks match those of the dials for greater uniformity. Having a harmonic palette is necessary for jewelry.
Of course, the Royal Oak Offshore DNA is still clearly evident: the hexagonal bezel (in satin-brushed and polished steel or rose gold) secured by eight polished steel hexagonal screws; the waffle-like “Mega Tapisserie” pattern on the dial that helps enhance its depth; and the applied Audemars Piguet “AP” initials in white or rose gold directly above a white transfer brand logo on a raised cartouche.
AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver
There are many aesthetic options for the Royal Oak since the brand has grown since its 1993 inception. You can go beyond the standard design, and to dive deep into the realm of Audemars Piguet, and to see how well they can innovate.
Our top recommendation is the Offshore Diver model, which is self-winding and designed to withstand great depths. Take it down up to 300 meters or 1000 feet, while measuring your dive-time. The black dial has stainless steel and sapphire, to handle your undersea activities. You can trust this watch to tell the time under the sea.
Alternative AP Royal Oak Watches
Try out the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph if you want a colorful take on the brand with manual winding. These handmade faces show off the clock’s inner workings so that you can see it work whenever you check the time. The case is made of titanium and sapphire, to provide long-lasting beauty.
If you prefer watches that are self-winding, there are Royal Oak chronographs that will do the trick. The Self-Winding Model has a two-tone “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, two-tone black and blue counters, and a hand-stitched alligator strap.
Another great option is the Royal Oak Safari model, which has a more casual look to blend with elegance. This model has grey ceramic for the bezel and case, with titanium for the case back and push-pieces. A matching strap and titanium pin buckle complete the look.
AP Royal Oak Offshore Price
Expect to pay a minimum of $15,000 for a new AP Royal Oak Offshore Watch. The model at this price is the Diver, although you have to pay more depending on the materials and the year. Some even cost up to $225,000 for design and durability.
If you wish to buy secondhand, then you can get a great deal on a watch. At Gray & Sons, we offer discounts on our AP Royal Oak Offshore Chronographs so that you can receive greater value.
Take a look at the Bumblebee model, for example, which is at a 41 percent discount: instead of paying $35,800, you only have to pay $20,950. For that, you get white-gold for the watch hands and titanium. It is a bold model to have at a fraction of the price.
The Value Of An Audemars Piguet Watch
You receive more than a watch from the company. Audemars Piguet is a beloved Swiss watchmaker that combines aesthetics from nature with high-quality arrangements. They also partner up with musicians to convey the beauty of harmony within mechanical devices.
When you wear an Audemars Piguet watch, you are making a commitment to art and preserving the world as it is. The company is investing in nature for inspiration and to ensure that its customers can enjoy natural wonders. You have an investment for yourself and your future.
Gray & Sons wants to ensure that you have the best access to luxury watches. You can find the Audemars Piguet Brand and more in our store, as well as at our online store. We offer discounts on all of our wares so that you can get a greater value.
Contact us today to inquire further or look at our watches. Gray & Sons experts will help you find the right watch for your wrist, or to gift to another important person in your life. You don’t have to wait to make your first offer; we’ll be willing to assist you in finding that right watch.