Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Divers In New Colors For 2018 Hands-On




Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Divers In New Colors For 2018 Hands-On Hands-On


Introduced in 1993, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore was a bold and divisive watch, so much so that Gerald Genta, who designed the original Royal Oak, reportedly invaded the Audemars Piguet booth when it was unveiled at Basel and shouted that his Royal Oak “had been completely destroyed.” Later, the first Royal Oak Offshore Diver was introduced in 2010, and it was Audemars Piguet’s first ISO-certified dive watch. Since its inception, it has undergone a couple of iterations, but last year’s was probably the most radical, as it was introduced in an assortment of bright, “funky” colors. It’s pretty obvious that Audemars Piguet is perfectly aware that these watches are bound to be polarizing, with people asking, “Why would anyone pay $20k for a bright orange AP diver?” The answer is simple—because they like it, find it fun, and can afford it. Audemars Piguet know they have a strong customer base, and fresh, new offerings keep them coming back.

While last year’s new additions were bright—almost neon—this year’s new variations are milder. The four new colors joining the collection are turquoise blue, purple, beige, and khaki. Though they’re not dull by any means, they’re a bit more subdued, especially when compared to last year’s releases.



Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Divers In New Colors For 2018 Hands-On Hands-On