One if the most prestigious brands in the watch industry has just released their next model. The watch is a member of their flagship Royal Oak line, easily recognized due to the octagonal bezel. The new watch has the in-house caliber 3126/3840 with a running seconds subdial under the twelve o'clock marker. The 42mm case is crafted out of titanium with a black ceramic bezel, black rubber pushers and a screw-down crown. The pushers mimic those on the Omega Speedmaster (the reason I mention this is because the watches both feature the same water resistance of 100m, probably as a result of the pushers). The watch has a circular cyclops over the date at 3 o'clock. The slate-gray dial is amazing to look at. It features a satin-brushed finish originating from the center of the dial and going to the outside. Pictures will show this beautiful creation better Than I can describe it. The chronograph sundials are black, to provide contrast with the dial and to aid with the reading the chronograph. Three of the hands are in red, two sudial hands and the central seconds hand. There is another small touch of red at the 5 o'clock on the tachymeter scale rimming the dial. The large Arabic numerals are lumed as well as the hour and minute hands which appear to use black or dark gray lume. The strap is a gray alligator strap with a folding clasp that displays the AP logo. The watch is a limited edition of only 100 pieces and is used to honor their boutique in Doha, Qatar. More information and pictures can be found on the Audemars Piguet website here: http://www.a
udemarspiguet.com/en/news/2014/01/08/royal-oak-offshore-100-piece-doha-limited-edition. The watch is extremely attractive and the design team really hit it out of the park on this one. No information on pricing has been released yet but we can all guess that with the brand involved, and the fact that it is a 100-piece limited edition it will be extremely expensive, probably in the neighborhood of $50,000-$75,000. Thanks for reading!
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