I never have owned a best 1:1 fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch. At the time, when I purchase my Royal Oaks, I was just more into those than the Offshores. That said, one of the first APs I ever saw was Gerard’s Royal Oak Offshore triple date model (reference 25808ST). If I am not mistaken, he disliked the white date hand so much, he bought a little bottle of Revell paint and made it anthracite. Unthinkable today, but that’s how he rolled in the late 1990s. Knowing him, he would probably even do that today.
Anyway, I made sure to include one of those luxury replica watches into this list of one of the pre-owned Royal Oak Offshore watches today.
Pre-Owned Royal Oak Offshore Watches
As you perhaps know, it was AP’s designer Emmanuel Gueit who was asked in 1989 by then CEO Urquhart (later on CEO of Omega) to come up with a bold(er) version of the Royal Oak. Not entirely comfortable at first, high quality replica Audemars Piguet decided to introduce them in 1993. Interesting fact: the first 100 Royal Oak Offshore 25721ST references (The Beast) do not have “Offshore” engraved in the case back.
In this selection, there are three watches that were part of the Royal Oak Offshore Themes collection. The Safari was probably most popular, with its natural tones. The Volcano is the most outspoken one I guess, with its bright orange color. The cheap fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is perhaps the safest choice, but nevertheless beautiful. The other two are the aforementioned Royal Oak Offshore Triple Date and The Beast, one of my favorite Offshore models.
Audemars Piguet Offshore Triple Date 25808ST – €12,890
The Royal Oak Offshore Triple Date has a 39mm and was in production from 1996 till 2000. An excellent alternative (or solution) for those with small wrists but who like the typical Offshore look: bulky case, rubber seal, and rubber crown. As you can see, those older ROO models had rather a Clou-de-Paris pattern on the dial than the later introduced Mega Tapisserie. Inside is the Jaeger-LeCoultre based 2127/2827 movement. This fake Audemars Piguet Offshore Triple Date 25808ST comes with box and papers, a blue leather strap and an AP signed folding buckle.