Black, white and gorgeous diamonds. The combination spells luxury. And Audemars Piguet cashes on to this recipe
By: LF Team
Posted on: June 10, 2010
The colours black and white have always been coupled together. Never out of fashion, they have complemented each other’s ethereal beauty splendidly. The Royal Oak Offshore collection by Audemars Piguet pairs these inseparable twins. The watchmaker is offering aficionados of Royal Oak Offshore chronographs a reason to rejoice with its range of three irresistible timepieces. The steel and rubber basic models will delight purists looking for a sporty look with its 37 mm diameter case and no-frills design. Then comes the gem-set bezel, designed for a refined woman with a strong and slightly impertinent nature. In the ultimate version, steel gives way to white gold on a black chronograph adorned with the fiery sparkle of hundreds of diamonds.
The sporty model is the first 37 mm Royal Oak Offshore chronograph to turn up its nose at diamonds. The legendary stainless steel octagonal bezel shines through showcasing its splendid purity. Its eight polished hexagonal screws stand out clearly giving the watch a serious character. The brilliant surface makes an admirable contrast with the satin-brushed finish on the rest of the case. The subtle nuances of the steel vie with the charm of the rubber strap and the black or white pushers. The dial adopts the theme of opposites, with white hour-markers and Arabic numerals adorning the “Méga tapisserie” motif on the black dial, while the silvered dial features black hands and markers.
In an irresistibly tempting combination, the imposing signature case of the Royal Oak Offshore appears with a diamond-set octagonal bezel that lights up the black and steel version. It radiates an assertively bold style. The silvered dial of the white rubber variation exudes a cool, fresh charm. Embodying just the right amount of chic sophistication, these interpretations also preserve the sporting spirit of this collection by focusing on rubber and steel. It is very much liable to become a summer must-have.
Rubber is transfigured and ennobled by the power of sparkling diamonds adorning its full-set 18-carat white gold case. Counting the folding clasp, the chronograph is embellished by 323 diamonds totalling 5.9 carats. To add another precious touch, the dial counters are crafted in mother-of-pearl and create a striking contrast with the black “Méga Tapisserie” motif, while the passing hours are marked off with diamonds. This chronograph is destined for exceptional women who will be sure not to miss life’s most meaningful moments.
The entire range is equipped with a top-quality self-winding chronograph movement that is impeccably finished. Given the reliability and accuracy of this calibre, these newcomers to the Royal Oak Offshore collection might well lay claim to be simply perfect – each in their own distinctive way!