The Future of First

The 2018 celebratory re-edition of 1993 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore model remains faithful to the original, with its stainless steel case, its blue rubber crown and pushpieces, the signature blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern and a steel bracelet with AP folding clasp

Royal Oak Offshore 37mm stainless steel case with “Lady Tapisserie” pattern purple dial and purple rubber strap

This ROO re-edition has the same 42mm cushion-shaped stainless steel case, with the same design and the same finishing. Vertically brushed on flat surfaces, and enlightened by polished bevels, it retains the protection piece around the crown and the pushers. On top, separated from the case by a large black gasket, is the same octagonal bezel, vertically brushed on top, polished on the sides, with eight hexagonal screws.

The dial brings back the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, while the other modern versions of the ROO are all using a much larger pattern, the “Mega Tapisserie” The hands, as well as the white gold applied indexes, are also totally equal to the old edition, with their familiar rounded shape. Finally, on the wrist, this watch feels, as you can imagine, quite familiar. Again, what was named “the beast” 25 years ago is now a watch that feels almost standard in terms of size. The ROO is certainly not a small and light watch, yet this 42mm case is now almost restrained, compared to some of the luxury sports watches we can see on the market.


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