Audemars Piguet, one of the luxury watch industry’s most prestigious manufacturers, has unveiled in 2022 five new Royal Oak Offshore models that are inspired by recording studios and the world of live music. Representing the connection between timekeeping and music, and celebrating the manufacturer’s close relationships with various famous artists throughout the music industry. The new watches include both 37mm and 43mm sizes and feature cases crafted from either 18k white gold, titanium, or black ceramic that are paired with Tapisserie dials inspired by the VU meter lights found on recording consoles.
The titanium and white-gold versions of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Music Edition are offered in both 37mm and 43mm sizes, while the black ceramic model is exclusively available in 43mm. The cases of the new models follow the Offshore collection’s bold rendition of the original Royal Oak’s angular shape and include its iconic octagonal bezel fitted to their top surfaces for an instantly recognizable overall appearance. However, while the titanium and black ceramic models are fitted with standard bezels crafted from their respective case materials, the two white-gold editions feature bezels set with rainbow-colored “Harmony-cut” gemstones (rubies, tsavorites, and multiple colors of sapphire) that mirror the colors of the VU meter motif on their dials.
As a further nod to the music industry and the equipment found inside recording studios, all of the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Music Edition watches feature crown guards that are shaped like the faders on mixing consoles, complete with track engravings next to them on the side of the case. Beyond that, the small center links that connect the case of the watch to their straps are finished with a distinct knurled-texture that mirrors the pattern found on the ends of cable jacks. Similarly, all of the AP Royal Oak Offshore Music Edition watches include an anti-glare sapphire crystal fitted above their dials, along with a second one placed in the center of their display casebacks to offer an unobstructed view of their self-winding movements. In between the fader-inspired crown guards resides a screw-down winding crown, which offers either 50 meters (37mm models), or 100 meters (43mm models) of water resistance.
The reference 77601BC.YY.D343CA.01 has a rainbow bezel with a full pave dial, arranged in concentric circles of diamonds, previously seen in Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “RAINBOW” 15413BC and in the Rolex Rainbow Daytona 116599RBOW, both met with skepticism and slight criticism, but beloved over time.
The 37mm Offshore “Music Edition” timepiece is powered by the automatic winding caliber 5909, a movement also utilized in AP’s stone-set rainbow series released in 2022. This robust movement boasts 29 jewels and a 60-hour power reserve. AP intentionally left out a date feature to keep the dial uncluttered, allowing the VU pattern to be the main focus. The 5909 can be viewed through the sapphire caseback and features a sandblasted central rotor that contrasts beautifully with the bright bridges of the movement’s architecture.
Audemars Piguet is known for its instantly recognizable case design, and the brand’s heavy reliance on its iconic Royal Oak model line has led to criticism of becoming a “one-watch brand”. However, it is not without reason that the brand has leaned so heavily into this model line. The endorsement and respect that AP has received from rap and music stars such as Harry Styles, Justin Bieber, Quavo, and Jay-Z have helped to solidify the brand’s popularity, and in turn, its identity. The octagonal case shape of the Royal Oak has become associated with the industry through the patronage of these influencers. However, it’s worth noting that introducing a new and radical design is often met with initial criticism, but over time it becomes a beloved watch design and iconic piece. We believe this is the case with the Music Edition as well.
Quick Reference Guide
77600TI.OO.A343CA.01 – 37mm Titanium Blue Index Dial
15600CE.OO.A002CA.01 – 43mm Black Ceramic
15600TI.OO.A343CA.01 – 43mm Titanium Blue Index Dial
77601BC.YY.D343CA.01 – 37mm White Gold Blue Dial, Gem Set Bezel
15601BC.YY.D343CA.01 – 43mm White Gold Blue Dial, Gem Set Bezel
We at Replica Audemars Piguet Island strive for progress and quality, and although we are on top of the game, it is hard to bring you the latest models with all the complications in such a short time. We want to roll out only top-quality replica AP watches. This being said, we currently published the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ref. 77600TI.OO.A343CA.01 Replica in limited quantity. If the item is out of stock, make sure to check the availability often, since we manufacture a few pieces per week only, and they are selling very fast.