Royal Oak Offshore | 26388PO.OO.D027CA.01

  • Collection: Royal Oak Offshore
  • Model reference: 26388PO.OO.D027CA.01
  • Case/Size: Platinum, 44mm
  • Dial: Blue
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Chronograph, Date
  • Condition: Like new
  • Price: Upon request
Manufacturer’s International Warranty

All the watches we offer come with a 2 year warranty but this timepiece enjoys a guarantee covered by the manufacturer, valid internationally at any flagship store or official retailer carrying the respective brand. If you wish we are happy to assist you handling this task. Scope of coverage subject to manufacturer’s policy, please contact us for more information.

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Description

The ‘Royal Oak’ overturned the prevailing codes in 1972 during a period of existential crisis for the watch industry due to the boom of the cheap Quartz watches made in Asia.

The company had to come with a bold, solid stainless sports steel luxury watch, they gave the mission to Gerald Genta to design it.
He got the inspiration from a deep-sea-diving helmet, the result was an octagonal bezel, visible mounting screws, a large case of 39mm with an integrated bracelet, a very futuristic design for the seventies.

Within 2-3 years they sold about 1000 watches establishing a new segment within the industry and pioneered the popularity and desirability of the steel sports luxury watch.

– In 1993 the standard Royal Oak being already 20 years old, the brand looking for a younger generation clientele came with a very polarised design, people in the industry calling it “The Beast”.

The shocking 42mm for that time, with apparent rubber seal on the bezel, the rubber pushers were in contrast to the elegant Royal Oak but the Offshore turned out to be a great success.

 

In order to see the beauty and complication of this timepiece, the dial has been redesigned with openwork sections at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock. The grey skeleton gives a perfect contrast on the night blue dial. A 30 minute counter is located at 3 o’clock and the tourbillon is visible on the opposite.

All these features are hold by a 44mm platinum case with a black ceramic bezel and works with the help of a chronograph mechanism that has a power-reserve of 237h. Once you fix the rubber strap on your wrist () you will for sure won’t need to took off this beast for long time.

 

 

Audemars Piguet – bio

Audemars Piguet is a Swiss manufacturer of mechanical watches founded in 1875. They began in the Vallée de Joux. Jules Louis Audemars formed a partnership with Edward Auguste Piguet. Audemars created complicated blank watch movements for other manufactures to use. Piguet specialized in the final regulation of watches. They then split responsibilities when they began their own company. Audemars was in charge of production and technical aspects while Piguet focused on sales and management. One of their first achievements was creating the first repeater wristwatch in 1892 and in 1972 the iconic steel “Royal Oak”.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by an Audemars Piguet international warranty card, product literature and a wooden presentation box