Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak Offshore collection goes beyond watchmaking. It is an icon in its own right and has been the holy-grail of timepieces since its release in 1993. Many references have come and gone throughout the years, but the AP Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar has made its mark and is here to stay.
Inspired by the porthole of a ship, this reference received an upgrade from its original release in 1972 with new techniques and a larger appearance. It features a monobloc hexagonal case with screws securing the bezel embodying a strong masculine appeal. The 42mm titanium case earned its nickname, "The Beast" and features a chronograph and perpetual calendar function. The recognizable 'Grande Tapisserie' pattern on the white dial is equipped with four counters displaying the day, date, month, astronomical moon, week of the year and leap year indication. Powered inside of this stunning timepiece is Audemars Piguet's caliber 2226/2839 automatic movement, which offers a 40-hour power reserve and protected by a sapphire-crystal. Preserved in an attractive titanium bracelet with folding clasp and an unpolished case with crisp edges, it is certainly a desirable iteration of the much loved and famed Royal Oak Offshore.