AUDEMARS PIGUET - a gentleman's Royal Oak Offshore Survivor chronograph wrist watch. Circa 2008. Reference 26165I0.00.A002CA.01, serial G46556, numbered 0513/1000. Signed automatic calibre 3126/3840. Matt black 'Mega Tapisserie' dial with snailed hour circle, luminous hour markers, date aperture to three, subsidiary recorder dials to twelve, six and nine, inner tachymeter scale. Ceramic bezel, perforated blackened titanium 'Strongbox-type' case fitted to a vulcanised rubber strap with blackened pin buckle. 42mm. Box.
Born in 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore model, became an ultra-sporty and virile extension of the model designed two decades earlier by Gerald Genta. As an extreme version of the legendary Royal Oak, this quintessential sports watch has become an icon within not only watchmaking but also the luxury world. Successfully associated with the world of sport and luxury, the established watch house produced a Royal Oak Offshore Survivor is enriched for the first time ever with blackened titanium.
Focusing on shape and ergonomics, each detail is meticulously designed to ensure a blend of efficiency and lightness. The perforations on the bezel lighten up the structure without compromising its sturdiness and the hollowed push-pieces ensure user-friendly handling.
Throughout its history, Audemars Piguet has daringly adopted avant-garde technologies and placed them in the service of hand craftsmanship, thereby enabling it to develop an unparalleled number of world firsts in the field of Haute Horlogerie.