Audemars Piguet Celebrates 30th Anniversary of Royal Oak Offshore Dazzling With Gemstone Bezels

Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet is commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore by introducing four rather sparkling 37 mm Selfwinding Chronograph models.  Brimming with sporty elegance, these timepieces feature bezels adorned with a luxurious array of diamonds and brilliantly colored gemstones, marking a new milestone in the line’s design evolution.  

Crafted in 18-karat pink gold, yellow gold, or stainless steel, these references showcase new aesthetic details that align with the design evolution presented in 2021 for the 43 mm models. Embodying the spirit of modern luxury, these new additions showcase a host of contemporary aesthetic details on the dial. 

The 37 mm version of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph receives its own design evolution with the introduction of four new models. These timepieces boast contemporary aesthetic details, including a new Lady Tapisserie motif with slightly wider truncated pyramids. The removal of the snailed zone on the dials enhances the timepieces’ refinement, the iconic AP monogram has undergone a harmonious redesign, seamlessly fitting with the watch’s proportions and replacing the traditional “Audemars Piguet” signature. The hour-markers have also been enhanced for a sportier look.

Powering these four watches powered by Audemars Piguet’s selfwinding chronograph, Calibre 2385, offering precise hours, minutes, small seconds, and date displays. Two models Ref. 26231OR.ZZ.A085CA.01 and Ref. 26231ST.ZZ.A178CA.01 have bezels set with brilliant-cut diamonds. At first glance, the gemset and diamond-set bezels which have been meticulously selected for their clarity, cut, and color are undoubtedly the watches’ focal point, yet complementing the halo of jewels are the new dial colors, including light blue, royal blue, black, and the iconic salmon color. The two diamond-bezel timepieces are available in 18-karat pink gold or stainless steel cases. The pink gold version features a light blue dial and a beige interchangeable rubber strap, while the stainless steel model pairs a warm salmon dial with a light grey interchangeable rubber strap.

While the other two Ref. 26236BA.YY.D346CA.01 and 26236OR.YY.D002CA.01, have baguette-cut rainbow gemstones. Crafted in 18-karat rose or yellow gold, are adorned with an array of baguette-cut colored gemstones fixed using a channel setting. The yellow gold timepiece boasts a royal blue dial and a bezel set with tsavorites, yellow and blue sapphires. The pink gold model stands out with a rainbow-colored bezel adorned with rubies, tsavorites, topaz, tanzanites, amethysts, and sapphires, creating a captivating color spectrum.

Stunning, contemporary and more than a little luxurious, Audemars Piguet’s latest offers represent a natural continuation of their incredible watchmaking heritage.