Along with the recent introduction of the RM067-02, the original Off Shore made the biggest impact on me with regards to the sensations obtainable via horology. Back in 1993 when everything was sleek and elegant the launch of the ludicrously large ROO, much like the introduction of the Sex Pistols back in the 1970's just said "Fuck You here I am"! Not dissimilar to the Spinal Tap sketch revealing the secret to their loud music being an amplifier that went up to 11 rather than 10, AP recently took their original Off Shore and added a baguette sapphire and diamond bezel! Though this incredibly rare watch is sometimes seen in three dial variants, it was actually only launched in two. The standard old school dial version to me looks like someone just added a funky bezel to the watch whereas this variant whilst still retaining its old school dial tapestry also incorporates a two tone dial finish and Arabic numbers. The seemingly more prolific version with bigger dial tapestry and wider Arabic numbers was never originally intended for this model. AP do however offer them as a replacement for the more boring versions originally alluded to during servicing. Less than five were manufactured of this original incarnation.
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