Review: Audemars Piguet – Royal Oak Offshore High JewelleryWritten by Alvin Wong
Elevating the definition of ‘luxury sports watch’ several notches, the Royal Oak Offshore High Jewellery shows how far the Royal Oak collection has come.
When the original was launched in 1972, watch lovers questioned Audemars Piguet’s nerve to charge a then-exorbitant 3,500 Swiss francs for a steel watch. More than 43 years on, no one’s batting an eyelid with its arguably most ostentatious rendition for ladies, a quartz version carpeted by over 300 baguette-cut diamonds and sapphires on the case and dial.
Alvin promises not to be a douche when talking about watches. He may have scoured the Basel and Geneva watch fairs for the past 15 years, and played an instrumental role to the growth of Singapore's pioneering horological and men's lifestyle publications, but the intrepid scribe seeks to learn something new with each story he writes.