AP offshore 25807ST … 38 mm offshore ? 🥰

Nov 08, 2023,09:55 AM


Haven’t worn this one in a while …

This is the AP Royal Oak Offshore … 38 mm. What? An offshore that is 38 mm?

Yep, the ref 25807ST is the smallest offshore ever made. 1996 to 2000. Only 1,000 were made and it has a royal oak type vibe (especially with the steel bracelet) and yet more rugged. Blob applied indices.

Tritium dial. JLC Annual calendar movement. The two windows indicate the day and month. The white arrow indicates the date.

Symmetry is the key to this piece. Small seconds cross-hair machine turned-sunken sub-register at 6 o’clock.

Petite Tapisserie dial

A lovely neo vintage piece that is comfy on the wrist. Not so common to seen this piece in the wild.

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Bold and refined at the same time

 By: Adilo : November 8th, 2023-15:20
Great watch, complication and size. You wear it so well!

Thank you so much Adilo. My wrist

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 8th, 2023-18:11
Is 18.3 cm and this 38 mm seems to fit well. Love the quirky mix of the Tripple calendar and the ruggedness of the offshore. And also love that this is not seen very often in the wild. I’m shallow that way … 😄

Thanks Nicolas ☀️ I decided to

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 8th, 2023-18:14
Take a GP laureato break for a day or two 🤗 I didn’t realize the dial was becoming tropical until I saw the pics myself. I hope it goes to a nice even color of brown. This is actually a navy blue dial so quite interesting to see it evolve. See you back in... 

Interesting. Because of the

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 12th, 2023-13:38
Type of paint used on the dial or the way the dial is made? I know the 25807ST dial with it’s petite tapisserie is also made using a pentogragh and not stamped like the majority of the other offshores with the mega tapisserie.

That’s a very cool one

 By: Derreck : November 8th, 2023-10:23
38mm looks very good and balanced, hope they make some more in that size. And yes +1 to Nicolas, that patina in the dial is pretty awesome

Thanks Derreck. This is a peculiar

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 8th, 2023-18:18
Model that I quite like. Not so common to have an annual calendar in an offshore. The patina-ing is quite rapid. 12 months ago, the dial was pretty much a solid navy blue. And I hardly wear it too. So yeah 🤷🏻‍♂️ ...  

Yes I really like the triple calendar and you are right it’s not very common in an offshore

 By: Derreck : November 9th, 2023-07:02
The dial is not busy and the small seconds looks very good and balanced.

Agree with you assessment ☀️

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 11th, 2023-13:42
I forgot to mention that the hands and the applied indices are white gold. Little touches like that are easy to forget. I read that the rotor is good as well but I haven’t opened mine up to check if that is across all the metal variants or just the gold 2...  

And a fantastic sub seconds dial.

 By: MichaelC : November 8th, 2023-14:14
This one has never been overly popular, but who cares about that. It is a wonderful AP.

Thanks Michael. Back in 1996

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 8th, 2023-18:05
Folks wanted big watches. The offshore was supposed fill that need and that why I believe AP had this 38 mm version for only for few years and only 1,000 pieces were made. Fast forward to today where folks are trending towards smaller watchss and the rele... 

I know right? Who knew that small would

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 8th, 2023-18:08
make the call ☎️ 😄

Never seen this before!

 By: Eikþyrnir : November 8th, 2023-19:11
That is a great size for the offshore! And a great looking Offshore with a complication I wish they brought back!

Glad to remind all about this lovely

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 8th, 2023-19:25
Model. And to be clear, the complication is not an annual calendar but a Tripple calendar. 👍🏻

Beautiful piece

 By: VinnieD : November 8th, 2023-19:11
...but this is a triple calendar, not an annual calendar. AP did produce an annual calendar, but in the standard Oak case though - ref 25920, which is also a very nice specimen (probably even slightly rarer than yours?)

You are right and I appreciate

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 8th, 2023-19:21
the correction Vinnie🙏 The 25807 is a Tripple date (complete calendar) and not an Annual calendar. As for rarity, how many of the 25920 were produced? I’m curious to know as well. Thanks.

I would estimate 500 tops

 By: VinnieD : November 8th, 2023-21:06
I have only ever seen 3-digit serial numbers but have no source to confirm my 500 estimate. It was expensive at the time and a bit of an oddball. Personally, one of the Oaks that I like a lot. Not sure why but most of the ones I have seen were in the 200-...  

Wonderful 36 mm☀️

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 9th, 2023-04:07
Thanks for sharing this reference. I did a bit if research after I read your initial comment and yes, I agree, about 400-500 pieces made. Best wishes from Singapore ☀️

Oh yeah! Dual time..

 By: pfang56 : November 9th, 2023-00:26
There was a dearth of this particular complication for a while now, and I hope one day they bring it back for a future piece! Thanks for sharing this vintage piece Cheers Peter

NEO-vintage… 😊

 By: SingaporeMarc : November 9th, 2023-04:10
Thanks Peter