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5 Things To Love About AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph

The AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph is the embodiment of a true stylish underwater device. Find out five things that set it apart from its contemporaries.

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The Sportier Version of the Iconic Timepiece

The Sportier Version of the Iconic Timepiece

As known to many, the Royal Oak signalled Audemars Piguet’s foray into the world of sports watches. When the AP Royal Oak came out in 1972, though, it was clearly not just an ordinary sports watch; it was an iconic timepiece in the making, with its all-steel construction, unique octagonal bezel, and eye-catching “tapisserie” dial. It was a watch that married the best of both worlds: style with substance, form with function, clever design execution with outstanding technical expertise.

In the years following its release in the 1970s, the AP Royal Oak would cement its status as a classic timepiece, a living legend even, that has become a cult favorite among watch collectors. The kind of versatility it possesses as far as design aesthetics is concerned is probably what makes it an icon in the first place. It is this distinct position which allowed AP to play around with the Royal Oak, coming out with different variations and redesigns over the years while retaining the very quality that has made this particular model a classic masterpiece: the embodiment of unparalleled design.

Among the incarnations it took on, the AP Royal Oak Offshore has made its mark as the Royal Oak for the younger generation. Released in 1993 in celebration of the 20th year of the original Royal Oak, the Offshore model was intended to redefine what a sports watch should be for an era where individuality was the norm. To achieve this vision, the company hired a young designer by the name of Emmanuel Gueit, who at 22, knew that the Offshore model should be a revelation.
And what a revelation it was. The AP Royal Oak Offshore was a revolutionary concept in every way – from the “deconstructed” technique used to display the genius of its construction to its massive size of 42 mm. Thanks to the hugeness of the case, this striking Royal Oak version has earned the nickname, “The Beast”.

The success of the Offshore spawned its own variations as well. Just four years after its debut, it took on a sportier feel with the launch of AP Royal Oak Offshores in different colours, which were released in honor of the silver anniversary of the Royal Oak. The very same year, AP collaborated with Hollywood actor Arnold Schwarzenegger to release the Offshore End of Days limited edition line. Then in 2010, the very first AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver was introduced.

And now, six years after the Diver was released, the world would again witness a first from the Royal Oak Offshore line: a chronograph version that answers the clamor of those who love to dive (or simply sashay) in style.

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AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph is Available in Four Striking Colours

AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph is Available in Four Striking Colours

The AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph pays homage to its Offshore roots – sporty, masculine, and powerful – but with a more interesting twist, thanks to the stunning colours it’s available in.

This two-register chronograph comes in four stunning shades: Tangerine Orange, Bright Yellow, Lime Green, and Deep Blue.

In true AP fashion, these colourful timepieces are available as limited editions, with the Tangerine Orange and Bright Yellow limited to 375 pieces, the Deep Blue in 400, and the Lime green to 50 pieces only. How’s that for a collector’s item?

If you’re the type who wants to sport your active lifestyle in a more fashionable way or simply yearns for a time-telling device that combines style, precision, and tradition in one beautiful package, this watch is definitely a must-have.

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It Features the Calibre 3124/3841 Movement

It Features the Calibre 3124/3841 Movement

The AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph is powered by the automatic calibre 3124/3841. This selfwinding Manufacture calibre is based on AP’s in-house movement, the calibre 3120, and comes with 50 hours of power reserve and two registers: one for the minutes that makes use of the chronograph feature, and the other for recording the seconds.

This particular model, however, went for the minimalist look by keeping the dial free of other features like the date and hour recorder. It’s the watch to have if you want a chronograph that’s simple yet functional.

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It Has a Depth Rating of 300 M

It Has a Depth Rating of 300 M

Not every luxury diver’s watch can lay claim that it’s a serious diver’s watch. The AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph, however, can boldly claim this and how!

First of all, just like its predecessor the Royal Oak Offshore Diver, this chronograph version is a true-blue diver’s watch with ISO certification.

Second of all, it boasts water resistance of up to 300 m, catering to those who want a luxury dive watch that doesn’t only look good but performs even better.

If you’re a serious diver, you know you would feel more confident wearing a device that’s specifically designed to boldly explore with you as you reach the farthest depths.

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An AP Royal Oak Offshore Watch that Brings Style and Tradition in One

An AP Royal Oak Offshore Watch that Brings Style and Tradition in One

The chronograph version of the AP Royal Oak Offshore sports the same stainless steel case that traces its roots to the original Royal Oak. Of course, as with other Royal Oaks, this one also has the “Mega Tapisserie” dial and Royal Oak hands that have become the model’s most popular design marks.

Added to that is the sapphire crystal and caseback that’s glare-proof, with ceramic pushpieces and screw-locked crowns, all fitted inside a beautiful 42mm case. That’s one chic diver’s watch that certainly doesn’t lack on the aesthetics.

Such a recognisable masterpiece on your wrist is proof that you just don’t want an underwater device but a piece of history that perfectly marries tradition and style.

The Diver’s Watch for the Stylish Diver

Five reasons aren’t enough to encapsulate the stunning beauty and astonishing quality of this AP Royal Oak Offshore chronograph version. Just like its other popular cousins like the AP Royal Oak Jumbo and the AP Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, the AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph is modern classic and a true icon of timeless allure that every watch enthusiast and avid collector should own.

To know the AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph’s price details, visit the Audemars Piguet website or a boutique nearest you. For interesting features and videos on the AP Royal Oak, check out the Revolution Watch Magazine website.