Audemars Piguet – Review-AP: Versatility of the Royal Oak Offshore…
One thing that I really enjoy about my AP Royal Oak Offshore is the versatility it offers. Business meeting with a suit and tie? Hanging out wearing a comfy t-shirt and jeans? No problem! From casual to sporty to dress, IMO the ROO works with all occasions.
One such Royal Oak Offshore is the AP Triple Date. Although the AP ROO Triple Date 25807xx series are no longer offered, it was available in Stainless Steel and Yellow Gold. A special edition Hong Kong commemorative piece in Rose Gold on a bracelet was later produced.
Color of the dial is a dark charcoal grey with a blueish tint to it. Brushed finish on the face of the bezel and a highly polished edge. On a past visit to AP in Le Brassus, I watched the expert finishers polish everything by hand (no jigs!). It takes tremendous skill to keep straight lines straight and the radius of curved lines correct. Needless to say I’m highly impressed with AP.
There were 2 versions of the 38mm case, one made with the attachment for the 2 bracelet connecting links and the other that accommodated a strap. With the Offshore, the connecting links have a polished rounded contour. To protect the movement (Cal. 2127) from electrostatic/magnetic charges, a soft iron cage based on a Faraday Cage is contained inside the ROO case.
Day indicator on the left, Month on the right. At the 6 o’clock position displays the Seconds. The white pointer indicates the Date. Hour, Minute, and dial markers are in luminous material.
The casual look: great with a t-shirt and a pair of jeans!
For those with smaller wrist, the size of the case and bracelet is a perfect fit!
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one of the best looking APs without a doubt. For the most part presently I find them way too big and cluttered.
As you say, excellent choice for any occasion!
Great review, think I will go looking for one of these. Was going to go for an IWC next but going to go for my first AP. Thanks again.
Have been contemplating about this watch for weeks and then came across this review which convinced me it is the right choice. A very good ROO size for me with excellent classic display of (useful) complications !
Got mine today !
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