Originally produced to mark the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak, the first Royal Oak Offshore was designed to cater the tastes of sport enthusiasts and young people. In fact, the designer of the Offshore - Emmanuel Gueit - was just 22 year old when he was given the task.
The case had a size of 42 mm, a normal size today but shock at the time, which brought the watch to be nicknamed "The Beast".
When the Offshore was introduced at Basel 1993, a lot of purists were disappointed, including Gérald Genta who reportedly "invaded the booth shouting that his Royal Oak had been completely destroyed”, When in reality just as for the original Royal Oak, also the Offshore turned out to be a great success.
This example from c 2010 with 42mm brushed stainless steel case and combination of Black rubber strap with matching rubber bezel is in outstanding condition and shows almost no signs of wear.
The Black Tapisserie pattern dial finished with large luminous Arabic numeral hour markers completes this rugged masculine look perfectly.
This stunning watch as with all our other pieces is in stock and ready for worldwide delivery
Our stock number 2070