A quiver of luxury brands, from Rolls-Royce to Sisley, are helping Hotel Byblos celebrate its own half-centenary in Saint-Tropez this weekend. But the standout contribution to this august second must be Audemars Piguet’s special summer edition Royal Oak Offshore.
Debuting in 1993 because the amped-up cousin into its iconic Royal Oak model (the first luxury watch launched back in 1972), the RRO has come to be the grownup’s dip watch, and is now offered in a number of beach-blanket hues.
For this particular edition however, the RRO gets a luscious pink gold case, as well as pink gold hands and hour markers on its own”mega tapisserie” dial.
Homing in on Saint-Trop’s talismanic charm is the white strap, the perfect complement to any authentic lotus eater’s summer dresses.