Le Byblos Saint-Tropez 50th anniversary with Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Special Edition

This week-end Audemars Piguet has unveiled new limited edition offshore Royal Oaks to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Le Byblos Saint Tropez. Together with its night club, Les Caves du Roy, the iconic Saint-Tropez Hotel contributed from their earliest day to the international renown of the Mediterranean jet set playground.

The new Royal Oak Offshore models launched on this occasion were created in two versions: a men’s piece in rose gold and a women’s diamond set version in stainless steel. The men version is a pink gold Royal Oak Offshore chronograph dressed in white. The trademark dial features the brand’s tapisserie pattern, snailed subdials and the AP logo at 3 o’clock. It is framed by a tachymeter scale. The pink gold hour markers and Royal Oak hands feature luminescent coating. The white rubber strap is closed by a pin buckle.

The emblematic 44 mm pink gold case with its large rectangular pushers is built around the chronograph movement 3126 calibre with automatic winding. As always with Audemars Piguet, the finishing of the movement is top notch and can be admired through the exhibition case back. Held by eight screws, the case back features the hotel’s anniversary dates and its coat of arms (depicting the abduction of the nymph Europa by Zeus).