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Audemars Piguet Unveils 25th Anniversary Edition Royal Oak Offshore

Audemars Piguet Unveils 25th Anniversary Edition Royal Oak Offshore
Audemars Piguet Unveils 25th Anniversary Edition Royal Oak Offshore

Historic Swiss watchmakers Audemars Piguet are celebrating the 25th anniversary of their iconic Royal Oak Offshore by issuing a re-edition inspired by its original model from 1993.

The brand has unveiled two all-new limited series of the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph - one in stainless steel and one in 18-karat pink gold.

The original Royal Oak Offshore was considered way ahead of its time, but its large size and sporty design have garnered a huge fan following since its launch.

With a redesigned movement, Audemars Piguet aimed to capture the impact and avant-garde spirit of contemporary architecture.

The first of the two new limited editions features a 45mm, 18-karat rose gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, pink gold bezel, black ceramic screw-locked crown and pushpieces, sandblasted pink gold pushpiece guards.

It is water resistant to 100 metres and comes complete with a black rubber strap with 18-karat pink gold pin buckle. This watch is powered by the hand wound Calibre 2947 which boasts a 173 hour power reserve.

The steel version has all the same specifications, but with the gold elements swapped out for steel ones.

The pink gold edition is priced at around $322,500, while the steel version retails at about $286,000. Both watches are created in limited editions of 50.