AP | Bumble Bee

Some watches just make you smile. This Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore from Previously Enjoyed has made me smile for the past 3 weeks! I’m literally excited every morning when I get to put this baby on my wrist. They call it the “Bumblebee”, and this is a watch you need to know more about…

This watch is a true beast! The “Royal Oak Offshore” model for Audemars Piguet has been around since the early 90s and has become a staple in the AP family. The “bumblebee” version was first launched in 2009. It has all the “Royal Oak Offshore” features with some bad ass features. The “bumblebee” was discontinued in 2013 and since has become a real collectors piece. I’m wearing this stunning piece that was purchased brand new in 2010. It’s available for purchase now at previously enjoyed.


I’ve worn other “Royal Oak Offshores” in the past and the biggest difference in wearability is the weight. This watch is extremely lightweight. The bezel is ceramic and the case is a forged carbon and is so durable and light! The coolest part… no 2 watches will be the same because of the forged carbon uniqueness. I can’t tell you how comfortable and lightweight this (bigger) watch was to wear.


The strap is a black leather and crocodile material. It’s a deployment style strap and is so my style. It’s not that I don’t like metal straps (i do), but this style of strap is so comfortable for daily wear. I literally could wear this watch everyday and be as happy as could be.


I wore this piece from Previously Enjoyed for 3 weeks! Here are some things that I think are worth highlighting. I personally own a Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak”.IMG_0916

Because I have a smaller wrist I went with this model. Its thinner then the “Royal Oak Offshore” and seemed to fit me better then the “Royal Oak Offshore”. Because of the watches weight it was even more comfortable then my watch. In other words, for a bigger watch, this thing doesn’t feel big. Another note, I left the watch in my drawer for 2 days because I was doing some beach activities. When I picked up the watch I expected to have to wind it up. Nope! The reserve is a whopping 55 hours! I know it just takes a minute to wind a watch, but so cool that the reserve is so large.

I really think this watch is special. For anyone considering adding an AP to their collection, I would strongly advise you to take a look at the “bumblebee” (especially if you have a kid- mine thought I was the coolest wearing the ‘transformers’ watch lol).

Whatever your next watch is going to be, you need to work with Previously Enjoyed (for used watches) or if your in the market for a new watch, Beverly Hills Watch. Armen is an incredible guy and will be sure to get your sorted for your next purchase.

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Why you have to shop @ Beverly Hills Watch… Beverly Hills Watch has been around since 1979. The sell both new and used watches. It’s easy to shop around for watches online, but you don’t always know what your getting. The “previously enjoyed” division of Beverly Hills Watch is a little different then your average online shop. Watches brought in on trade from current clients who purchased the watch from them in the past means they have the proper pedigree with all these watches. All new clients who are trading watches go through a very thorough verification process so you can be certain you are getting exactly what you are paying for.

Before you make your next watch purchase, or you want more info on a specific watch – I truly speak from experience – check out Beverly Hills Watch

“Previously Enjoyed Watches – The Exclusive Beverly Hills Watch Store since 1979. Specializing in buying, selling and trading new and pre-owned fine timepieces acquired from our vast network of clients around the world.”

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