launched in 1972 and Royal Oak Offshore watches, introduced in 1993, water-resistant to depth of 100 metres and designed for extreme sports.Crafting Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore cases calls for more than 250 successive operations including all types of hand-made finish: bevelling, lapping, polishing, brushing, sandblasting and circular-graining.Initially introduced in steel, representing a revolution in the world of luxury watches, the cases of the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore are currently made from a wide variety of metals, some of which originate from the latest research in the aeronautical and spatial industries. Around its legendary octagonal dial, eight visible white gold screws hold together the bezel, the exclusive water-resistance gasket and the case-back and middle. The crown and pushpieces on the Royal Oak Offshore are protected by a rubber guard and the metal bracelets are assembled by hand. Models in this collection are equipped with a dozen or so different calibres

History of a name
September 6, 1651: Charles II, future King of England, was overthrown by Cromwell's troops. He found shelter in the boughs of an oak, which was thenceforth referred to as “Royal Oak” and became a symbol of protection, security and power for England.

History of a shape

Through the years, the British navy has christened four ships with the name “HMS Royal Oak”. One of them was equipped with an oak bottom reinfoced with steel sheets and featured octagon-shaped gun ports.

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