Review of The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore "Safari"

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Review of The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore "Safari"

Introduction:

Audemars Piguet is a Swiss, luxury boutique watchmaker founded in 1875 by Jules - Louis Audemars and Edward -Auguste Piguet. The founding partners, both descendants of great watchmaking families, decided to join forces to create a luxury brand like no other seen at the time. J.L. Audemars was responsible for the technical production of the luxury timepieces and E.A. Piguet managed the business aspects of the company.

Located in Le Brassus in the Swiss Vallee de Joux, the company remains a privately held organization and holds true to the traditional Swiss watchmaking heritage of the land to this date.

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Initially, Audemars Piguet started in the pocket watch business; manufacturing timepieces with various complications. As times changed, the brand graduated into the wristwatch era of watchmaking, eventually launching the Royal Oak series in 1972.

With that being said let us focus our attention on a more recent innovation on this signature line up with the feature of this write-up, The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore "Safari".

Royal Oak  Offshore "Safari"

The Audemars Piguet "Safari" Royal Oak Offshore features a self - winding mechanical movement, powered by the natural motion of the wrist. The AP "Safari" features the brands' own in-house Calibre 3126 / 3840 manufacture movement made up of 365 individual parts cast in precious metals.

Calibre movement

On top of its beautifully designed movement, the timepiece features a chronograph complication complimented by the signature "Mega Tapisserie" patterned dial in white with small windows for the second, minutes, hours and date window branded with the AP insignia.

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Continuing on with the specifications of the AP "Safari" - the case is made of stainless steel, sapphire crystal, complimented with black rubber pushers and a screw down lock crown embellishing AP's signature porthole inspired bezel.

The "Safari" is one of 6 different variations of the Royal Oak Offshore series and one of the most beautiful by far. The timepiece is secured to ones' wrist by a beautifully crafted bracelet made from horned-backed alligator accompanied by the AP signature folding clasp in stainless steel.

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The "Safari" is a perfect example of the Royal Oak Offshore series and is by far one of the most underrated and stunning pieces of the entire series.  If you are looking for an everyday, casual piece that can be dressed up formally and dressed down casually, this is the piece to add to your collection.

The stainless steel case complemented with the brown alligator strap will make any outfit stand out and will definitely become a topic of conversation at social gatherings, or for occasions when you just want to have some fun. This piece is a definite must-have for any collectors watch box and will be a joy to have for many more generations to come.

Call to Action: 

Check out www.watchfinder.ca for more information on this stunning piece before it is too late!

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  • Rahmel Garvey