Audemars Piguet updates the mighty Royal Oak
The fine wristwatch may elsewhere be returning to a slimmer, more unassuming guise, but trust haute agitateur Audemars Piguet to uphold its status as originator of the ‘oversize’ trend, with the latest update of its Royal Oak Offshore (which, back in 1993, injected controversy into the Royal Oak, itself having, 20 years prior, ruffled feathers simply by being a high-end steel sports watch with a luxury price tag). The mighty Royal Oak’s fusion of octagons is now rendered in any permutation of gold, steel, or hard-as-nails ceramic bezel, mounted on an interchangeable rubber strap in steroidal 43mm proportions. That it’s still capped by the watchmaker’s iconic Méga Tapisserie dial, stamped into portcullis form, effectively means you’re looking at a fine, horological fortress.
Photography Rebecca Scheinberg
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