Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Panda 26170ST Watch Review


Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Review on Gracious Watch

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Review on Gracious Watch

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - on Jeremiah Say Wrist Side 2

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - on Jeremiah Say Wrist Front

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - on Jeremiah Say Wrist Side

Price when reviewed on Amazon: $20,850.00

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Product Summary

Dress up and standout in this ultimately dashing and tasteful Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Panda watch. Crafted with style and impressive functionality and strength, there is no way you’re going out without wearing this treasure. Definitely, here’s a timepiece for all the gents!

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Product Specs

  • Case– This Panda watch features a stainless steel case, which measures 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick.
  • Dial– On its face rests a silver hobnail-textured waffle dial, which is embellished with bold black hour markers and hands. The dial displays triple subdials and date counter. It is protected by sapphire crystal window.
  • Band– The case connects to a black hornback alligator leather strap with deployant buckle for closure.
  • Movement– It is powered by a self-winding automatic movement.
  • Water resistance– The watch has a water resistance of 100 meters or 10 ATM.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Deployant Buckle 3

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Deployant Buckle

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Caseback Right

Advantages

Stunning design

If you are in the hunt of a modish and sexy piece to add in your collection, this one is a must-have. If you have always been fascinated with watches, I believe you might have heard about this piece. Having found this gem, no wonder why this has become a big thing in the market. This is a sportswatch crafted to come out as a sophisticated and fashionable piece like you have never seen. The face is indeed very sporty and masculine from its stainless steel case that comes with the polished octagon steel bezel. The dial looks absolutely stunning with its tricolor characteristics- black, silver, and red. The textured silver dial could not be more sophisticated especially with white gold Royal Oak hands. The dash of red from the seconds hand to the subdials and tachymeter scale adds color to the distinctly beautiful watch. Tapered to the case is the equally exquisite hand-stitched hornback black alligator leather strap. This timepiece is definitely one for the books.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Close Up

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Rugged

It is just proper that the beauty of this watch is matched by strength. Apart from the good looks, this Panda watch is a rugged piece you would want to wear everyday, anywhere and anytime. The case is a solid stainless steel ideal if, like me, you want something that can withstand the test of time. The good-looking dial is protected by a sapphire crystal window, the most trusted among crystal materials when it comes to durability.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - on Jeremiah Say Wrist 2

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Under direct Sunlight

Functional

Aside from style, I like how functional this watch gets. It has the main dial consisting of bold, black hour markers which are very readable. At night or under low light conditions, the luminescent coating on the hands is of big help. I like how it provides enough light for you to tell the time. As you see on the dial, it has the date counter and the 60-second, 30-minute, and 12-hour subdials, thereby adding functionality to the watch. As a self-winding automatic watch, this has a reliable 50-hour power reserve.

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Disadvantages

However, this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Panda Watch has also some disadvantages. First, this watch is 42mm in diameter and 14mm thick, may be a little bigger and thicker than other watches. This is a disadvantage for people who prefer slim watches, especially those with slimmer wrists. Second, this watch is a self-winding automatic watch, which means that it is the motion of the wrist that powers the timepiece. No problem if you plan to use this regularly, but if you’ve got too many watches in your collection, this might be a little problem. Lastly, with all its functions, you might find that there’s a lot going on the dial, which is a demerit for men who like it minimalist and clean.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Leather Strap Screw

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Leather Strap

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Bezel and Thickness

Box and Packaging

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - in Original Box

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - in Original Box Front

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - in Original Box Side

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Authentication, Warranty and Certificate Book

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Instructional Manual

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Original Package Box

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph - PANDA - Chuan Watch Paper Bag

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