May 24, 2017
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Perpetual Calendar Chronograph in platinum.
A rose gold version.
—ROBERTA NAAS, ATimelyPerspective.com
Taking a closer look at powerful timepieces, our top pick this week is the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Perpetual Calendar by Audemars Piguet. This bold watch packs a punch in design, function, and feel. All three renditions are distinct and impressive: platinum with a blue dial and strap ($128,500), rose gold with a black dial ($91,900), and titanium with a black dial ($67,200).
The watch offers complete perpetual calendar indications, chronograph, hours, minutes, and small seconds. Each is water resistant to 100 meters and features the Grande Tapisserie pattern on the dial—a signature look for the true Royal Oak fan. The movement is comprised of 436 parts and 50 jewels and offers 38 hours of power reserve. The oscillating weight is created in 21-karat gold. It doesn’t get much better than this.
Founder and editor-in-chief of ATimelyPerspective.com, Roberta Naas is a veteran award-winning journalist in the watch industry with more than 25 years of experience. She was the first woman watch editor in the US market—breaking in to an “all boys network” with a pioneering spirit that would be her signature to this day. Naas brings responsible, factual—yet always timely and insightful—reporting of the watch industry to the forefront.