The only Best Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore ‘Gentleman’s Driver’Replica Watch with a chiseled out bezel —since the Royal Oak Offshore Survivor features grooves on its bezel as we featured it here —, the Gentleman’s Driver is an AP that you rarely run into and one that is a favorite of ours here at WCL. Featured here on an orange rubber strap instead of its racing strap, this strap makes the orange accents on the dial pop even more and gives the watch a relatively different aura —a little bit less car racing inspired.
The other six are the following: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica Watch reviewed here, the Royal Oak Offshore Ceramic Diver ref. 15707CE reviewed here, the Royal Oak Offshore Volcano ref. 26170ST.OO.D101CR.01, the Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition Oceanografía ‘Goliath’ ref. 26217 in white gold, rose gold and stainless steel featured here, the Royal Oak Offshore ref. 25770ST and the Royal Oak Offshore Scuba ref. 15701ST.OO.D002CA.01
Released in 2010 and discontinued shortly after, the so called ‘Gentleman’s Driver’ Royal Oak Offshore ref. 26175ST.OO.D003CU.01 is one of only seven references released by Audemars Piguet with orange accents on their dials.
Originally presented with a black perforated racing calf strap with orange double contrast stitching, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore so called ‘Gentleman’s Driver’ is reminiscent of petrol and sports cars with their steering wheels, dashboards and leather gloves, underlined by contrasting colors.
Featuring the traditional Audemars Piguet Replica Watch 42 mm stainless steel case, the chiseled bezel stands out as the most unique aspect of this timepiece. Chiseled out to highlight the hexagonal screws, the bezel combines a satin brushed finish around the screws with a bead blasted finish on the chiseled out areas.