Here’s something to put a new spin on the phrase ‘competing with the clock’. Luxury watches that are at the same time striking, strong and feminine are the ideal complement to your favourite sports luxe outfit.

As always in high fashion and hijinks of the sporting kind, the trick is in finding the right partner. And when it comes to luxury watches, Audemars Piguet are the ideal on-trend functional accessory to play with.

To celebrate the 20th anniversary in 1993 of its iconic Royal Oak design, the Swiss brand released the Royal Oak Offshore, which this year celebrates its own 25th anniversary and embodies the same elements of quality and fine workmanship as the predecessor, but with a modern fashion twist.


AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE SELF-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH, $38,500. EXPLORE NOW

While activewear has dominated runways, street style and urban hot lists for seasons (with no sign of cooling soon), bright block colours and high fashion pink are two more more recent trend scenarios.

On that note, this Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph with pink rubber strap and ‘Lady Tapisserie’ pattern on its matching pink face, screams elegance with a sporty edge. Plus, the 32 embedded brilliant-cut diamonds mean you’ll dazzle play partners both on- and off-court


AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE SELF-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH, $38,400. EXPLORE NOW

If you’re looking for a watch that’s built for adventure, this motor-vibe option is the one for you; a self-winding timepiece in black with a hint of red to highlight the chronograph functions and strap.

It’s eye-catching without being outrageous, fun without being frivolous, edgy without any effort – and what elegant woman wouldn’t want to be described with one (or better all) of these qualities?

AUDEMARS PIGUET, ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE SELF-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH, $33,600. EXPLORE NOW

The same could be said of this blue-on-blue timepiece with the indigo-colour dial perfectly matched by the flawless finish of new blue ceramic push-pieces and screw-locked crown. Whilst this is the first commercial appearance of blue ceramics, it features the same master craftsmanship and features as the pink Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph.

Another plus: electric blue is an ideal hue to team with off-duty denim, whatever the season.


AUDEMARS PIGUET ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE SELF-WINDING CHRONOGRAPH, $37,400. EXPLORE NOW

There’s a beautiful symmetry between the Swiss luxury house behind this watch and its elegant colourways. Audemars Piguet was founded more than 140 years ago by two master craftsmen and created the first luxury sports watch with the Royal Oak – with its signature octagonal bezel – back in 1972.

Similarly, this navy hue is classic and historically refined but reworked to today’s sports luxe sensibilities.

Love fashionably bold and brazen colour and the outstanding iconic features of the Royal Oak Offshore? Discover more, including specifications and various colours and finishes available HERE.

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