This is either the weirdest or coolest Audemars Piguet watch around depends on your point of view. This is the $50,000 plus Royal Oak Offshore Survivor – a watch meant to look like it can survive the next 5 or so world wars – being worn by the heroes of battle. Conversely, this is the bad-ass watch that will help you in your fight against the Predator, or other such daring feats of Hollywood-esque escapades that you might encounter on a daily basis. At least you looking at the watch will make you feel as though can actually do these things. Otherwise it is just another well made watch. For the true experience, you’ll want the fantasy that comes with it.
Only 1,000 of these watches was eve available and they all sold out. One of them is available right now on JamesList.com though. The watch is a testament of what the people at Audemars Piguet are willing to do, and is a shining force of modern hand-craftsmanship. Inside the watch is a manufacture Calibre 3126/3840 automatic mechanical chronograph movement, with a long 60 hour power reserve. The movement is highly complex having 59 jewels. The case it mostly blackened titanium while the grooved bezel is ceramic. Aside from the unique looking case with its cutout holes and grooved surfaces, the most striking visual features of the watch are the chronograph pusher protectors and the almost segmented hands that remind me of those almost cylindrical life preservers. It is one of those “I don’t know if I like it, but I’d certainly wear it” type of watches. Know what I mean? Looking past all the decoration, the dial has has a tachymeter scale to be used with the chronograph, and the date. Despite everything that the watch has going on, it is still not too big at 42mm wide. Looking at it, you’d think it was 46-48mm, but that isn’t the case (no pun intended!). Click here to read another article on aBlogtoRead.com about the Survivor watch with a video.
This no longer available in retail Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Survivor watch is going for about $44,000 on JamesList.com here.