Swiss haute horlogerie manufacture Audemars Piguet, together with partner Ahmed Seddiqi & Sons, hosted a glamorous cocktail evening on Monday 26th November at INKED, Al Serkal Avenue in Dubai to celebrate the Royal Oak Offshore 25th Anniversary.
Welcomed by Nicolas Garzouzi, Chief Executive Officer, Audemars Piguet Middle East and Mohammed Abdulmagied Seddiqi, Chief Commercial Officer, Seddiqi Holding, guests enjoyed a captivating performance by video projection dance group Freckled Sky while discovering the displays of Audemars Piguet timepieces – including three novelties launched specially to mark the anniversary.
These three new Royal Oak Offshore models were introduced earlier in the year: a re-edition of the original Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph and two brand new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronographs with a contemporary dial design.
The Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph re-edition is inspired by the original 1993 model, incorporating all the knowledge and techniques of 2018 while remaining faithful to the timeless design of the initial introductory model. It features a stainless steel case, blue rubber crown and pushpieces, the signature blue dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern and a steel bracelet with AP folding clasp.
The two new Royal Oak Offshore Tourbillon Chronographs are available in either stainless steel or 18-carat pink gold, each one limited to 50 pieces. In addition to the crown and pushpieces made of ceramic, the brand-new dial is constructed as a true piece of contemporary architecture, demonstrating the bold approach that Audemars Piguet has always sought to convey through the aesthetics of its Royal Oak Offshore collection.
In 1993, the first big, bold Royal Oak Offshore broke all the rules, kick-starting a global trend for larger-than-life luxury sports watches. Since then, the Royal Oak Offshore has continued to dare. The collection has been redesigned many times – with over 120 references of this 42mm model launched in various materials – and has been worn by world-famous aficionados, including Lebron James, Jay-Z and Arnold Schwarzenegger.
“To break the rules, you must first master them.”