In the world of luxury watchmaking, creativity and out-of-the-box thinking are valued way above anything else. The horologists over at Audemars Piguet know their craft when it comes to putting together desirable timepieces, and their new watch keeps up the valued tradition.
In awe of the Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary, the Swiss manufacturer has already surprised collectors with the Royal Oak Selfwinding Carolina Bucci Limited Edition boasting a mirror dial. To pep up things, now Audemars Piguet has introduced fun new timepieces in titanium and all-black ceramic inspired by the love of music. Understandably christened the Royal Oak Offshore Music Edition, the watch comes in both 37mm and 43mm case sizes.
Designer: Audemars Piguet
Based on 2021 revamp of the Offshore collection, the limited-edition timepieces come with rubber straps in blue or black and turquoise, yellow and green with titanium AP pin buckles. The waffle-shaped design of the AP’s creation is apparent and that tapisserie dial is pretty cool. To mimic the active sound levels for music equalizer visualization on this one, the rainbow colors are arranged meticulously on the lower half of the dial. The audio theme drips over to the strap studs with a knurled texture to replicate the jack pugs and the crown guards looking like the mixing console faders.
These exclusive watches have the new in-house time-only 4Hz automatic movements at the heart. 37mm version gets the Calibre 5909 movement while 43mm one has Calibre 4309 movement. The power reserve on the two is rated at 60 and 70 hours respectively. Both these titanium dial timepieces will be limited to just 500 pieces each and are priced at £24,600 (approximately $29,800) for the 37mm variant and £26,700 (approximately $32,100) for 43mm one. The Black Ceramic one we are interested in is even more elusive, since it’ll come only in 250 pieces and priced at £34,100 (approximately $41,400).
For sure, the music equalizer is an unexpected take on the traditional design, and also has a motif element to it. The Royal Oak Offshore Music Edition will undoubtedly attract music composers and artists since they already swear by AP’s cool creations!