Audemars Piguet Unveils 25th Anniversary Edition Royal Oak Offshore

By Paul Joseph

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.

By Paul Joseph