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HK Golfer - - Local Focus -

he story of the Royal Oak Off­shore since its launch in 1993 is an un­in­ter­rupted flow of new ideas in form, func­tion and, above all, ma­te­ri­als. More than 120 ref­er­ences of the 42mm Royal Oak Off­shore have been launched over the years in a range of ma­te­ri­als in­clud­ing ti­ta­nium, forged car­bon, gold and plat­inum.

In 1993, the first big, bold Royal Oak Off­shore broke all the rules and kick-started a global taste for larg­erthan-life lux­ury sports watches. The 2018 reed­i­tion cel­e­brates the essence of the orig­i­nal piece, ap­ply­ing the knowl­edge and tech­nique of 2018. And safely within, the self­wind­ing 3126/3840 cal­i­bre that in­cor­po­rates 25 years of horo­log­i­cal up­grades and im­prove­ments. But un­like pre­vi­ous re-edi­tions, the case­back fea­tures an en­graved “Royal Oak Off­shore” logo in the cen­tre with the word “AU­TO­MATIC” un­der­neath.

This ROO re-edi­tion has the same 42mm cush­ion-shaped stain­less steel case, with the same de­sign and the same fin­ish­ing. Ver­ti­cally brushed on flat sur­faces, and en­light­ened by pol­ished bevels, it re­tains the pro­tec­tion piece around the crown and the push­ers. On top, sep­a­rated from the case by a large black gas­ket, is the same oc­tag­o­nal bezel, ver­ti­cally brushed on top, pol­ished on the sides, with eight hexag­o­nal screws.

The dial brings back the “Petite Tapis­serie” pat­tern, while the other mod­ern ver­sions of

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