|Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Ref.: 25940SK.OO.D002CA.03
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad reference 25940 was launched in 2002 as the first watch to ever utilize rubber as one of its main components and the second luxury timepiece to be fitted with a rubber strap after the MDM Genève Hublot. While many think that the octagonal bezel on this particular reference is just a piece of natural rubber, the reality is that the rubber is simply a clad or coating that wraps around the stainless steel or 18K rose gold bezel of the watch.
As far as we are concerned, there are three generations of the Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad; however, there are only two different generations of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad ref. 25940. The first generation —typically referred to as the ‘original old school’ Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad— was produced between 2002 and 2012 and the second generation —referred to as the ‘last one’— was produced from 2012 through the end of 2013.
While both generations bear the same reference 25940 and are fitted with a 42 mm case, subtle nuances differentiate the first from the latter.
The first generation is more simple looking, doesn’t have any surrounds or borders on the chrono registers or numerals and is equipped with a white calendar disc. For this first generation, the references are the following: stainless steel black dial ref. 25940SK.OO.D002CA.01, stainless steel silvered dial ref. 25940SK.OO.D002CA.02 and 18K rose gold grey dial ref. 25940OK.OO.D002CA.01. The production timeline falls within the ‘F-series’ to end of ‘G-series’.
The second generation of the Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad was released by Audemars Piguet in 2012 with production halting around the end of 2013. With the release of this second generation, AP marked the official discontinuation of the Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad with silvered dial. The second generation of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad features the following nuances when compared to its predecessor: applied AP logo in white/pink gold, white/pink gold surrounds on the chrono registers —white gold for stainless steel and pink gold for the 18K pink gold reference—, white/pink gold raised borders on the Arabic numerals, a darker shade of grey with an anthracite dial on the 18K pink gold model and everyone’s favorite addition, a coveted black calendar disc.
The last iteration of the Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad ref. 25940 falls within the ‘H-serial’ production series and the references are the following: 25940SK.OO.D002CA.03 for the stainless steel model with black dial and 25940OK.OO.D002CA.02 for the 18K rose gold reference.
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.: 25940SK.OO.D002CA.03 – 42mm in steel with automatic movement and original AP strap has a retail price of 20,800.- Euro.
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