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    Picture Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm



    When the Royal Oak Offshore was introduced in 1993, no one would have entertained the idea of a 42 mm watch in the early Ninenties. But it proved to be a pioneer - it singlehandedly set the trend for uncompromising, oversized watches that has continued ever since.




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    Re: Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm

    love the new 42mm with display casebacks.
    too bad they didn't include any ceramic bezels.
    really hope they re-release the 42mm rose gold rubberclad with ceramic.
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    The first ROO's that i would even consider purchasing. Now just wait until they completely trash it with LTD editions and celebrity BS...oh AP get a grip already!
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    Re: Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm

    tweak a couple of things, do LE's, advertise with celebrities and sell them. That's their formula, and sadly it works !
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    Re: Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm

    The more I see the ROO, especially in the sub-44mm sizes, the more I think they are just among those watches that have no business being chronos. I will admit they look more appealing in person than in photos, but still...they just aren't for me. The uncomplicated ones though are quite nice.

    I know, to be fair, I'm not much of a chrono guy to begin with, but most other brands or even models from AP don't hit he as such messes as do the ROO. I respect it as a fine watch, but that doesn't stop it from being a fine watch that's also ugly.

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    Re: Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm

    Quote Originally Posted by heuerolexomega View Post
    tweak a couple of things, do LE's, advertise with celebrities and sell them. That's their formula, and sadly it works !
    Patek does something similar too on lower end :p
    Just tweak the dial and case. Give it a new reference number.
    Increase the price by 33%.
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    Re: Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm

    Quote Originally Posted by shnjb View Post
    Patek does something similar too on lower end :p
    Just tweak the dial and case. Give it a new reference number.
    Increase the price by 33%.
    elaborate please...not catching your thought, Patek dont introduce LE's nor have celebrities running around under a Patek banner
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    Quote Originally Posted by AbuKalb93 View Post
    elaborate please...not catching your thought, Patek dont introduce LE's nor have celebrities running around under a Patek banner
    I didn't follow that comment either. I just figured he knows what he's talking about and that I must not have seen the ads or the LE varieties of their basic time pieces.

    I really don't care if PP or anyone else introduce a version of a standard model that they will produce in limited quantities for a limited time. It may be a selling point for some folks; it may be one for me to depending what's different about it.

    I suspect that were I to invest enough of my own money in it, I'm sure some brand would make a tony20009 limited edition watch of some sort too. Hell, it may have to be a Parnis, but for once it'd be something original from Parnis. I know they would only want to do that for a brief time as that's not what they typically do.

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    Re: Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm

    Is there something inherently different about using celebrity vs using clever pricing and marketing tactics based on image of prestige?

    In either case, it isn't horology.

    I have no problem with any of the above and don't see much difference.

    Now what lange does every year is something entirely different.
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    Re: Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42 mm

    Quote Originally Posted by shnjb View Post
    Is there something inherently different about using celebrity vs using clever pricing and marketing tactics based on image of prestige?

    In either case, it isn't horology.

    I have no problem with any of the above and don't see much difference.

    Now what lange does every year is something entirely different.
    Ahaa, ok i get it now and i agree and kind of disagree. They are both the same in the sense that they both BS their way into peoples pockets. Different in the sense that celebrity pieces could end up giving you a nice watch...

    Clever pricing? As much as its true i hate using Patek & Clever in the same sentence. The amount of BS that comes out of Thierry Stern's mouth is beyond incredible. To listen to someone who has no clue how to make a minute repeater, sit there and talk about what he listens for when "testing" a minute repeater is complete garbage.

    Marketing absolutely, any brand that manages to successfully give the impression of being outstanding by using its history in every single advertisement then charge $$$$$$, yea marketing all the way. Whats the first thing we all learned when we got into horology? "Once you get a Patek, you have gone to the top of the pyramid and your journey is complete". Guess what? I just got something beyond a Patek...in fact i skipped Patek.


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