Health and wellbeing is increasingly a central part of daily life, but dedication to a more active way of life does not mean eschewing a certain style – quite the opposite, in fact. Nothing exemplifies this delicate crossover between the adventurous and the functional than the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, an ideal accoutrement for the active lifestyle, yet also a perfect adornment for everyday life.
The Royal Oak Offshore is known for its muscular identity, which has offered a platform for experimentation and innovation, and its high-level performance is noted for its shock and water resistance. In fact, its water resistance of up to 100m makes it an ideal watch for the swimmer, snorkeller or indeed any water-sports enthusiast and it is sturdy enough for cyclists, and even those who want to venture into the ultra-competitive world of triathlon.
Yet for all their rugged qualities, watches in the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore collection are timepieces of exquisite refinement, made with the finest cutting-edge materials such as ceramics. What makes these materials more refined is the hand-finishing that adorns these models. The current collection includes versions in titanium/black ceramic (44mm), pink gold/black ceramic (44mm) or steel (three types at 42mm).
The manufacture will complement its Royal Oak Offshore collection with a new line in 43mm. In addition to their more ergonomic case size, the new models will also introduce the latest integrated flyback chronograph, Calibre 4401, to the collection – an in-house movement engineered for the most active adventures. Very much in keeping with the times.