||Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Ref.: 25721ST.OO.1000ST.09.A
Back in 1989 when Stephen Urquhart —the current President of Omega Watches— was Joint Chairman and Delegate of the Board of Directors at Audemars Piguet, he asked a young designer who had just joined AP a year earlier named Emmanuel Gueit, to come up with a celebratory piece for the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak. The result, a massive Royal Oak look-alike designed with adventure-seekers in mind. While most people at Audemars Piguet felt that the design wasn’t good enough, Stephen Urquhart supported the project and ultimately became the man who would name Gueit’s creation ‘Royal Oak Offshore’. Nicknamed ‘The Beast’ due to its massive case proportions measuring 42 mm in diameter —excluding the crown— and 15 mm in thickness, the Royal Oak Offshore presented in 1993 at Baselworld, seemed to be a monster of a watch with little to no foreseen future success. Six years later, it’s creator Emmanuel Gueit would depart AP. Today, the Royal Oak Offshore is as successful as it was never expected to be, just like it happened in 1972 with the Royal Oak. “The story repeats itself.”
Selfwinding chronograph with date display and small seconds at 12 o’clock. Stainless steel case, blue dial, stainless steel bracelet.
Watch condition (Please refer to photos)
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Case: excellent condition
Clock face: excellent condition
Glass: excellent condition
Back face: excellent condition
Bracelet: excellent condition
Movement: fully operational / checked for performance, authenticity and functionality.
The recent comparable model Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Ref.: 25721ST.OO.1000ST.09.A in steel with automatic movement and original AP bracelet has a retail price of 26,800.- Euro.
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