For 2014, the Royal Oak Concept watch by Audemars Piguet makes a return. Originally released in 2002, the Royal Oak Concept was penned as an ultra-modern version of the Royal Oak on the 30th Anniversary of the famed Gerald Genta-designed luxury sport watch…
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I have been wearing the Audemars Piguet Black Ceramic, Royal Oak Offshore Diver for nearly one week. I am lucky to be among the first people in the United States to wear the latest incarnation of the iconic Royal Oak design. This is the newest addition Royal Oak Offshore Diver (hands-on here), which was first available in steel, then forged carbon, and note in all ceramic. The watch itself is really impressive, but for me it is part of a larger journey with the brand.
Funny how the watch world has the power to bring people together. Things that would never normally happen, occur because of horology. Take for instance, famous American basketball player LeBron James traveling to the small Swiss town of Le Brassus. Never mind that he donned a watchmaker’s white coat (if they had one long enough for him). I don’t even think basketball is shown on television in Switzerland, and yet there he is in the idyllic Swiss mountains with Audemars Piguet.
As famed Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher announced his retirement, Audemars Piguet also announced his new limited edition watch. A few days ago I debuted the Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition watch here via Forbes.
These two watches are interesting limited edition Royal Oak watches done in honor of the 40th Anniversary of the Royal Oak collection. While not the only limited edition models for 2012, these are the two skeletonized versions and each come in platinum cases – a bit ironic to celebrate the famous high-end steel watch. Audemars […]
This year Audemars Piguet released a new version of last year’s Royal Oak Offshore Diver watch. The new version isn’t too different, but now employs Audemars Piguet’s forged carbon case. The special case material is produced in-house out of carbon thread that is heated and compressed. The result is a very light and strong case […]
I have discussed how 2012 is the 40th anniversary of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch. It was easy to anticipate that the brand from Le Brassus would focus on the Royal Oak and release a bevy of pieces both looking forward and to the collection’s past. They certainly did. There is nothing extremely novel, […]
Now here is a watch that is going to be a pain for people to buy who want one. Little guys like this get wooed over when announced, a year or so seems to go by before any are actually released for sale, and then the wars begin about availability because they are so limited. […]
Now this is a nice little story that will warm that hearts of all watch lovers. For years Audemars Piguet (among other high-end watch brands) have been featured in the HBO series Entourage. Co-star Jeremy Piven’s character Ari Gold wore at least a few Audemars Piguet watches. Most recently we was wearing a solid 18k […]
The March 2011 series of disasters in Japan really sucked for them, and it still sucks for them. It was like a triple play of Armageddon leaving even Godzilla offering to help pick up the rubble. Joking aside, much of Japan is in bad shape – though the country is help together by the people’s […]
The Jules Audemars collection from Audemars Piguet has been getting a lot of attention over the last few years. For 2011 a few new models came out including this Moon-Phase Calendar version with a beautifully balanced dial. The Jules Audemars collection has always been about thin cases with elegant designs – formal watches that aren’t […]
The oft neglected (in the US) Audemars Piguet Millenary is getting a major re-haul for 2011 with the Millenary 4101 collection. Using the same ovoid shape of case as the previous Millenary, the dial and movement are totally new and based on the very rare and high-end Audemars Piguet Millenary AP Escapement collection (see image […]
I was really happy to see a new Royal Oak Concept watch. It is hard to explain where this collection fits in to the Audemars Piguet watch collection. They aren’t quite Royal Oaks, and they aren’t quite Royal Oak Offshores. Rather, they are highly futuristic looking high-end watches that are another Royal Oak collection all […]
A few years ago I decided that I was no longer really impressed with tourbillons. It isn’t that tourbillons are not special or complicated, but the deluge of tourbillons from every brand able to buy one from BNB Concept (now defunct) or Concepto, etc… made the tourbillon game too easy. They just lost their rarity […]
We are about a year away from a total re-shuffle of the Royal Oak for its 40th anniversary – but for 2011 Audemars Piguet has created arguably the best looking Royal Oak Offshore watch ever. Next year is also the 20th Anniversary of the Royal Oak Offshore I believe as well. The redo of the […]
Hands-on review of the 48mm wide Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Watch that is limited to just 1,500 pieces.
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