AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFF SHORE TITANIUM BOX & PAPERS
A titanium barrel-shaped self winding chronograph wristwatch with blue dial and date. With original box and papers.
The Royal Oak, the Audemars Piguet’s famous octagonal watch, was born in a tough period that did not want it, did not understand it and chose to ignore it.
It took four long years to sell the first thousand Royal Oak watches, when it takes about a month to sell that many today.
In 1971 the director of Audemars Piguet, Georges Golay, asked Gerald Genta to design quickly a watch for the Italian market, and also in order to counter the emergence of quartz watches from Japan.
Genta spends a sleepless night just before the beginning of the 1971 Basel Fair, and proposes the Royal Oak, a watch that will become iconic and emblematic.
In 1993 a sister watch, the Royal Ok Offshore, was born with a 42 mm diameter, much more massive and masculine.
The proposed model is the brand new offshore chronograph. Titanium barrel-shaped case of 42mm diameter and octagonal bezel with visible screws. The blue dial has three counters. Date window at 4.30. Self-winding mechanical movement.
This is a true virile, spectacular and innovative watch.
It fits perfectly into the unparalleled world of the Royal Oak history.
It is new and proposed with its original box and papers.