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Auction Ended
08/09/22
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Lot #1583

Audemars Piguet Ladies Offshore

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Introduction

First released in 1993, the Royal Oak Offshore was designed to expand upon Audemars Piguet's ever-iconic Royal Oak collection as a sports-focused timepiece. Designed so that it could take some serious wear and tear while continuing to perform at the highest standards possible, the Royal Oak Offshore epitomized a luxury sports watch by all accounts. Featuring AP's artisanal craftsmanship, avant-garde design, and an impeccable taste for the horological, the Royal Oak Offshore was a true maverick amongst both; AP’s offerings and the entire industry.Launched as a Ladies’ version of the Offshore, the ref. 79290ST that we have here remains faithful to the original release’s aesthetic with a robust yet downsized 31mm stainless steel case and iconic integrated bracelet with the very same exposed rubber gasket and winding crown. Featuring a dark navy blue dial, the ref. 79290ST is a time and date-only timepiece and so lacks its predecessor’s chronograph function. As such, its "Petite Tapisserie” dial is somewhat unusual as it also features a concentric satin-brushed chapter ring with shortened applied hour markers which highlights its smaller female-friendly construction, something its 42mm “Beast” Royal Oak Offshore predecessor certainly was not.

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Grade

M 9.5

Status

Vetted & Approved

Included

Watch Only

Est. value range

$8,000 – $12,000

The Details

Brand

Audemars Piguet

Dimensions

31mm

Model

Ladies Royal Oak Offshore

Movement

Automatic cal. 21C

Reference

79290ST

Bracelet

Stainless steel integrated bracelet

Year

Circa 1990s

Condition

Like New

Material

Stainless steel

Included

Watch only

Dial Color

Blue

THE DIAL

Closely linked to its sibling, the Royal Oak Offshore "Beast," the ref. 79290ST features a navy blue dial with a "Petite Tapisserie" pattern in its center that is contrasted by the smooth finish along the chapter ring that houses its applied tritium hour markers. Furthermore, the hour markers and hands on this example have aged to boast a gorgeous creamy patina throughout.

THE CONSTRUCTION

Closely inspired by Genta's Royal Oak design, the Royal Oak Offshore's bracelet is slightly more rounded with a thicker rubber gasket underneath its octagonal bezel ensuring improved water and shock resistance.

TIMING MACHINE READOUT

This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.

Condition

In excellent, close to new condition. The case and bracelet with full proportions, definition and original stain finishes. The bracelet with 16 full & 2 half links, 6 full links removable.

Our Perspective

A thoroughly capable timepiece, the Royal Oak Offshore was one of the first watches within the hyper-sports watch category - a category that has since given rise to brands like Richard Mille, and given a platform to brands like Hublot and many others to pivot from.

Justin Gruenberg

Co-founder

Lot # 1583

Audemars Piguet Ladies Offshore

Sold

$12,100

Ended
08/09/22