Released in 2009, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 'Panda' ref. 26170ST.OO.D101CR.02 quickly became an iconic Royal Oak Offshore. Fitted with a silvered dial —that depending on the light looks more like a white dial— with black chrono registers and red accents, this particular Offshore, is one that brings its racing inspired look in either matching stainless steel bracelet or black alligator hornback strap with white contrast stitching. The one we are featuring here is fitted with a black rubber strap to make it look even sportier.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 'Panda' ref. 26170ST.OO.D101CR.02 is powered by the calibre 3126/3840 —based off the Audemars Piguet in-house calibre 3120 with a Dubois Depraz chrono module on it — and fitted with the usual 42 mm case in stainless steel with 'therban' rubberized pushers and crown.
Equipped with black luminescent material on its Arabic numerals —very weak to be quite honest— the 'Panda' is one of the most iconic Offshores out there and one that is now discontinued.
One particular nuance between earlier Royal Oak Offshores and Offshores from the mid late G-series and on, is that the loupe on the date aperture is equipped with anti-reflective treatment.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 'Panda' ref. 26170ST is still fitted with a solid case back like all other Offshores released before 2014, when the Royal Oak Offshores in 42 mm received a face lift and were fitted with a display case back, ceramic crown and pushers, new dials, beefier crown guards and new straps.
On the wrist, the Offshore 'Panda' wears true to its size and just like all other Offshores with remarkable sporty wrist presence. The Royal Oak Offshore 'Panda' is an iconic watch that is perfectly made for those looking to expand their watch collection range with a watch that has a racing inspired dial and highly contrasting red accents.
Sticker Price $26,000 USD on alligator strap and $27,800 USD on bracelet. For more info on Audemars Piguet click here.