Whether you’re a fan of Gérald Genta’s designs or not, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is one of the most successful and popular watches of all time. Its place on the wrists of businessmen, musicians, and athletes since its introduction in the early 1970s has elevated the watch to a legendary status rarely seen in the world of horology. In 1993, Audemars Piguet decided that it was time to extend the family and introduce a younger sibling of the Royal Oak to the market. The Royal Oak Offshore — which celebrates its 25th anniversary in 2018 — was a gutsy move at the time, but over 120 references later, the Royal Oak’s flashier little brother is an unquantifiable success. During SIHH in January, Audemars Piguet will be unveiling three new limited-edition Offshore models that embrace the Royal Oak personality while continuing to move its design identity forward-Ref. 26237ST, a re-edition of the 1993 Royal Oak Offshore that remains extremely faithful to its forefather. The blue “Tapissierie” dial is as distinctive as ever. In fact, the watch is almost identical to the original other than the Caliber 3126/3840, which you may recognize as the same that powers many other modern Royal Oak Offshore chronographs.