Audemars Piguet’s iconic Royal Oak Offshore turns 25 this year. After two and a half decades of gracing the wrist of execs, A-list watch enthusiasts and renowned athletes and musicians, the collection is undoubtedly iconic. To celebrate the milestone, we’ve gathered key models of the Royal Oak Offshore over the year, including a few new models like the re-edition of the 1993 pilot Royal Oak Offshore. Have a look—in case you want to get one this special year.
The First Royal Oak Offshore
The first ever Royal Oak Offshore revolutionized the luxury watch industry. With a sleek but also powerful appearance and top-notch features like the self-winding calibre, the basic design code of this beauty has barely changed since its first release in 1993, speaking to the watch's timeless nature.
Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar
Cased in steel armour with a haute horlogerie heart, the Perpetual Calendar has 436 intricate components and boasts a date display that will continue running naturally until 2100—guess the name 'perpetual' isn't too far off.
Royal Oak Offshore End of Days
A limited edition model made at the request of Arnold Schwarzenegger, End of Days is the first Audemars Piguet to have a black case and the first Offshore model with Arabic numerals. A meaningful momento, the model helped raise U.S$ 1 million for Schwarzenegger's charity After School All Stars.
Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger
Another limited edition model made in collaboration with the world-renowned Austrian-American actor, only 400 models of the 'Arnold Schwarzenegger' were released, each featuring the actor's signature carved delicately into the back.
Royal Oak Offshore T3
A massive watch with a diameter of 48mm, T3 stands for Terminator 3. The watch was made in collaboration with Arnold Schwarzenegger yet again for the release of the blockbuster hit he stars in, Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Royal Oak Offshore Rubens Barrichello
A stunning watch that combines strength and durability with impressive lightness, the Rubens Barrichello features the brilliant colours of the Brazilian flag. The watch face is also marked out for 60 minutes for more convenient time-telling.
Royal Oak Offshore Safari
The first model that featured a Hornback strap, the Safari has since become an elegant classic that reminds us of wide savannahs and open landscapes. Note that the straps were cut from alligator skin, hence the unique texture and profile.
Royal Oak Offshore Volcano
Featuring a dramatic contrast of vibrant orange and dark black, the colours and watch-face design remind us of an erupting volcano's majeste. Shoutout to the beautiful angular lines on the watch case's octagonal form—very reminiscent of Méga Tapisserie motif architecture.
Royal Oak Offshore Singapore Race
A crimson watch-face framed by a refined leatherstrap, Singapore Race boasts chronograph dials and a sense of sporty adrenaline.
Royal Oak Offshore Bumblebee
Black and yellow, black and yellow. A model dubbed by watch enthusiasts after the Transformers character.
Royal Oak Offshore Ginza
Limited to only 200 pieces, Ginza is a combination of elegant sapphire caseback and innovative tech, all packaged in record lightness of just 99 grams. Number 7 on the watch-face is jewelled as a refined shoutout to Ginza, which houses the Audemars Piguet Boutique in Tokyo.
Royal Oak Offshore Pride of Siam
A more meaningful piece for Thai watch enthusiasts, Siam's ancient kingdom pride is reflected through the grandeur of white ceramic bezel—a beautiful colour that also alludes to the majestic white elephants our kings of Ayutthaya rode to war 700 years ago.
Royal Oak Offshore Pride of Indonesia
An exqusite timepiece capturing Indonesia's rich culture and heritage, Pride of Indonesia reflects the rich multi-cultural diversity and fusion of ethnicities in the beautiful nation.
Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chonograph
Celebrating the 25th anniversary of the timeless Royal Oak Offshore, a 45mm case is used for the first time in the collection's latest models. Featuring sandblasted titanium bridges, chamfered edges delicately satin-brushed, the watch is full of beautiful intricacies.
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