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Audemars Piguet Releases Camo-style Royal Oak
Audemars Piguet Releases Camo-style Royal Oak
Words Iain Royce
August 6. 2018

Audemars Piguet’s signature Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph given a camouflage colour code facelift.

Words Iain Royce
August 6, 2018

Having turned 20 last year, Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph has been getting a few facelifts from the 2012 version that horologists have lauded since its introduction. Now, the latest iteration has been released: the self-winding camouflage chronograph.

It’s a timepiece AP calls “daring” and a reinterpretation of an iconic gentleman’s classic, owing to its contrasting colour and brazen aesthetic.

The 44mm stainless steel watch — a 3mm increase from the 41mm 2017 model — features AP’s signature octagonal bezel in green ceramic, a green ceramic screw locked crown and push-pieces, and a camouflage strap.

It all combines to create a rugged, military aesthetic. One for the man on the go. Or a anyone playing soldiers, or dressing up as Rambo for the weekend — which you never know when it might happen: stag dos focus on all sorts of genres and thematic variations these days.

Audemars Piguet Releases Camo-style Royal Oak

It’s an interesting diversion from the classic stainless steel, titanium and platinum and strong navys and blacks that AP usually decorate the Royal Oak in — the blinged-up 18-carat white gold version, notwithstanding — and a diversification of the aesthetics of what has come to be lauded as a contemporary classic with watch collectors and aficionados.

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The complications on the new piece include a beige dial with the Mega Tapisserie pattern, brown counters, a brown external zone and white gold applied hour-markers and hands, offering an extra element of pizazz.

The latest iteration also comes with a khaki rubber strap should you want to swap out the standard fabric camo strap it comes with.

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