Credit: Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet just debuted two very colourful versions of their Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph.

Did anyone really expect this from AP themselves? We saw Royal Oaks customised by MAD Paris and Casblanca earlier this year which were far more severe in their colour schemes, but did anyone think that AP were taking notes?

The two new colourful Royal Oaks were shown off at the Dubai Golf Invitational at the Els Club. Six members of the AP Dream Team were there along with 72 watch enthusiasts. So yeah, this was an exclusive reveal.

The two watches are 44mm in size and come in two colours: yellow or red mixed with blue on the rubber strap, dial, and ceramic bezel. Each are powered by the selfwinding calibre 3126/3840 with a power reserve of 50 hours.

These two colourful Royal Oaks are like toned down versions of the very out there MAD Paris/Casablanca collaborations. That isn’t to say it’s a bad thing, rather just another approach to a similar idea. They still kind of look like kids toys but in an expensive fashion.

Though these are far less interesting than the MAD Paris/Casablanca variants. There just isn’t that same kind of creativity and freedom of expression. These just feel like Royal Oaks with some fun colours thrown on there. If one were to pick which is better of the two, I’d say the red works better with the blue, but it feels like picking which is your favourite Power Ranger.

These are available for 36,800 CHF (approx. $55,865 AUD).