Four new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs are being released for the collection’s 30th anniversary, which saw its first model presented in 1993. Its various models have never ceased to evolve in terms of the movements, materials, finishings and dials used.

Over the years, the Royal Oak Offshore has built its image through numerous collaborations with celebrities with strong characters, much like itself, from the worlds of sport, music or cinema. These human encounters have enriched the collection, allowing it to evolve with both personalities and technical innovations.

A Royal Oak Offshore “End of Days” reedition watch.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the collection, this new contemporary model has a black aesthetic with yellow details. Limited to 500 pieces, the timepiece pays tribute to the collection that has been pushing the limits for 30 years. 

This black ceramic model pays homage to the Royal Oak Offshore “End of Days” (ref. 25770SN), released in 1999 in collaboration with Arnold Schwarzenegger that started the trend for limited series with celebrities from all walks of life. 

The new Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph is inspired by this key reference that marked a turning point in the destiny of the Offshore collection.

The Royal Oak Offshore "End of Days", 1999

The Royal Oak Offshore "End of Days" from 1999

The collaboration with Arnold Schwarzenegger for the Royal Oak Offshore End of Days in 1999 helped to put the collection on the map, especially in the street culture scene. For the 30th anniversary of the Offshore, it was an obvious choice for us to pay tribute to this iconic timepiece.

François-Henry Bennahmias

Audemars Piguet’s Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2023

In this new episode of the AP Talks podcast, Malaika Crawford, journalist and watch expert, François-Henry Bennahmias, CEO of Audemars Piguet and Raphaël Balestra, Heritage & Archives Manager talk about the Royal Oak Offshore collection and its unconventional journey that started 30 years ago.

Archive images of the Royal Oak Offshore collection.
A Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph watch.

The new version of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42 mm is housed in its first-ever black ceramic case with a matching bracelet and a black Petite Tapisserie dial for a contemporary monochrome look.

This reference is powered by the Calibre 4404, Audemars Piguet’s integrated chronograph movement with a flyback function.

A Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph watch.

The new black ceramic iteration of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph highlights the watch's architectural micro-mechanics with green accents.

Mounted on a matching green interchangeable rubber strap, this sporty timepiece brings intricate hand-craftsmanship together with cutting-edge technology.

For the first time in the 43 mm Royal Oak Offshore collection, the timepiece is fitted with a ceramic caseback. This fine component, engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition of 100 Pieces,” frames a sapphire-crystal display window revealing the inner workings of the Calibre 2967 and its blackened 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight that matches the colour of the case.

With this new limited edition of 100 pieces, Audemars Piguet’s mastery of materials and colours takes another step forward on the occasion of the collection’s 30th anniversary.

A Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph backcase.
A Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph watch.

To celebrate the Royal Oak Offshore’s 30th anniversary, this new reference unites black ceramic with yellow gold accents, delivering a refined and powerful contrast. The timepiece is further enriched with a Méga Tapisserie dial and an interchangeable strap endowed with a similar two-tone appearance.

The Manufacture’s interchangeable strap system complements the latest generation of Royal Oak Offshore models. This system has been directly integrated into the case’s studs and buckle. The ease and efficiency of the new system allows wearers to change the straps and buckles of their new timepiece themselves with a quick click and release. The double-push system also grants optimum security when the watch is worn on the wrist. Some of the legacy Royal Oak Offshore models can be converted to the self-interchangeable strap system, provided that a specific conversion kit is purchased and fitted.

Inside view of a Audemars Piguet boutique.