Given it’s built like a tank – the army kind rather than the Cartier – the Royal Oak Offshore is an innately militaristic watch. It’s big, bold and can withstand more ordnance than the White House bunker. It’s no surprise then that one of the latest editions of Audemars Piguet’s dreadnought has a fitting military-inspired overhaul.
The signature octagonal ceramic bezel is now in a dark khaki, as are the matching crown and chronograph pushers. It’s a cool colour that makes you wonder what else AP has under their sleeve. It’s fitted onto a camouflage rubber strap to really hammer the theme home and tie the bezel colour into the beige gold dial.
It’s still a Royal Oak Offshore and therefore a diving watch, complete with all the lume and visibility that entails. But rather than freediving in the tropics, this is more representative of a Trident submarine.
Price & Specs:
Name: Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph (ref. #26400SO.OO.A054CA.01)
Case: 44mm, stainless steel case
Dial: Beige dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern
Movement: In-house AP movement, 50 hour power reserve
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