The Royal Oak Offshore collection was launched in 1993 as a larger, more rugged sibling of the iconic Royal Oak watch series from Audemars Piguet. Since its launch, the Royal Oak watch line has become a platform for innovation, constantly evolving into many different versions. More than 120 references of the 42mm Royal Oak Offshore have been launched over the years in a range of materials including titanium, forged carbon, gold and platinum.
In 2018, the Royal Oak Offshore collection celebrated its 25th anniversary. Before going to the details of special anniversary edition watches, let us explore some iconic Royal Oak Offshore watch models.
Model 25721: Designed by the famous watch designer Emmanuel Gueit, this first Royal Oak Offshore watch (The Beast) was launched at Basel-world 1993. Featuring a 42mm diameter and 14.5mm thick case, this sporty watch designed for adventurous spirits, is even more robust and resistant than the Royal Oak. The initial series of 100 still bear the Royal Oak logo. Later in 1993, the company updated the collection featuring the new Royal Oak Offshore logo engraved on the case back.
Model 25770: In 1997, a new and vibrant version of the Royal Oak Offshore featuring yellow dial and strap was launched. In 1998, Audemars Piguet launched Royal Oak Offshore “End of Days”: the first of the Schwarzenegger limited series with royalties going to an educational foundation for underprivileged children.
Model 25940: In 2003, Audemars Piguet expanded the Royal Oak Offshore collection with a series of new models introducing new materials, designs and features.
Model 26030: In 2004, AUDEMARS PIGUET launched the limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Juan Pablo Montoya timepiece in collaboration with world renowned watchmaker Richard Mille
Model 26170: Unveiled in 2006, this re-edition of Royal Oak Offshore watch features Arabic numerals, “Méga Tapisserie” dial, rubber-clad push-pieces and a new self-winding calibre 3126/3840.
Model 26062: In 2007, Audemars Piguet incorporated aerospace material forged carbon for the first time to create the Alinghi Team watch designed for the winners of the America’s Cup.
Model 26266: Launched in 2008, the Royal Oak Offshore Ladycat (37mm Ø) celebrated all-women’s ocean yacht racing.
Model 26190: The Royal Oak Offshore Singapore Grand Prix Chronograph was launched in 2008 to celebrate the first ever Formula 1 Grand Prix in SINGAPORE.
Model 26165: Presented in 2008, the Royal Oak Offshore Survivor watch features an extremely rugged exterior in blackened titanium and ceramic, with a grenade pin style crown and pusher guards.
Model 26202: In 2010, Audemars Piguet presented the first Royal Oak Offshore watch with open case-back. This timepiece was made to F1 driver Jarno Trulli’s specification, a unique mix of ceramet and – for the first time – buttons/winders in titanium.
Model 26550: In 2011, Audemars Piguet introduced a new complication watch, the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Tourbillon Chronograph.
Model 26571: In 2013, AUDEMARS PIGUET launched the Royal Oak Offshore Grande Complication model which incorporates a self-winding movement with minute repeater, split-second chronograph and perpetual calendar functions.
Model: 26402 : In 2013, Audemars Piguet presented first series-produced chronograph in the offshore collection to feature an all ceramic case.
Model 67540: The Royal Oak Offshore 37mm collection for women (2014).
Model 15710: In 2015, Royal Oak Offshore Diver made a big splash with its powerful, sporty form and expression – and water-resistance to 300 meters.
25th Anniversary Collection: At SIHH 2018, to celebrate its 25th anniversary, Audemars Piguet presented the Royal Oak Offshore 25th anniversary edition with a re-edition inspired by the 1993 model, incorporating all the knowledge and techniques of 2018 while remaining faithful to the timeless design of the original. This is accompanied by two new limited series of the Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronograph: one in stainless steel and one in 18-carat pink gold. The rest of the collection has joined in the party spirit with a raft of new colours, features and details.
SIHH 2018 Novelties
Model 26237: Re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore watch
Model 26421: Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon with avant-garde architecture
Model 26582, 26400, 26470, 26231, and 15710: Royal Oak Offshore with some cool colours