Just in time for Father’s Day (it is next weekend for those of you who have forgotten) the classic Audemars Piguet company has released its newest luxury creation, the special edition Royal Oak Offshore Montauk Highway timepiece. “Though only a 100-mile stretch of road, the Montauk Highway is much more than a route on a map. This is the famed asphalt that connects New York City dwellers to the sun, surf, and style of the Hamptons,” remarked the company in its official statement.
For city dwellers the two-hour long commute between Manhattan and the long stretches of beaches in the Hamptons is a route to relaxation and summer bliss. Those feelings were the inspiration for this ruggedly handsome timepiece. The Royal Oak Offshore Montauk Highway, with chocolate brown counters set against an off-white Méga Tapisserie guilloche pattern, reflects the aqua blue sky and sea in its numbers, seconds hand, counter pointers and tachymeter scale. Delighting in the special details, Audemars Piguet offers a brown “Hornback” crocodile strap with stainless steel AP folding clasp and aqua stitching on the strap, completing the visual harmony.
The Montauk Highway is not simply a pretty watch; it is built for function and adventure. A soft iron cage protects the movement against magnetism; while the black rubber seals on the crown and pushers ensure water resistance up to 100 meters so wear it on the beach or by the pool.
The Royal Oak Offshore Montauk Highway; exclusive to Audemars Piguet boutiques in New York City and Bal Harbour as well as London Jewelers on Long Island, is produced in a limited edition of 300 numbered pieces and retails for $20,500.
Sure that’s a hefty price, but for the man who holds your heartstrings nothing it too much.