In 2010, Audemars Piguet presented the Royal Oak Offshore Diver to us, reference 15703 ( a survey can be found here ). That watch established a serious connection with me to be straightforward. I’m a sucker for the first Royal Oak references, from the 5402 to the current 15202, so I really astonished myself that I preferred that Diver so much.
Last week in Geneva, we had the chance to go involved with the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph. A two-register chronograph form of the Offshore Diver. These four new Offshore Diver Chronograph watches will be solely accessible in Audemars Piguet stores. Audemars Piguet chose to come beautiful this year and will offer this watch in orange, green, yellow and blue. In the authority official statement, Audemars Piguet discusses tangerine, lime, citron and blue. To make sure you know.
No in-house created chronograph development this year yet, yet another piggy sponsorship development dependent on their in-house type 3120 development. This chronograph type 3124/3841 development has two registers, one for the seconds and one for recording the minutes utilizing the chronograph work. The enormous second hand is the chronograph seconds-hand obviously. The watch has no hour recorder and no date highlight and I for one like how it deals with the dial. It keeps it clean and uncluttered.
Although CEO François-Henry Bennahmias said in a meeting with Revolution (2014) that there will be a genuinely coordinated chronograph development preferably sooner over later, this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph actually has a module development (or piggy support development). Is that terrible? Regarding usefulness, it isn’t awful or giving unexpected outcomes in comparison to a committed chronograph development. Likewise, the base development and module are done up to Audemars Piguet’s elevated requirements and there is little to condemn there. In any case, spending just underneath $30K USD on a chronograph that doesn’t have a devoted development feels kinda strange.
Especially for a company as Audemars Piguet who has a place with the most noteworthy districts of fine watchmaking, it’s likely hard to clarify why they don’t have a coordinated chronograph development for their Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore models. The ordinary 41mm Royal Oak Chronograph at any rate utilizes the F.Piguet chronograph development. Not in-house, but rather it is a devoted chronograph development. The Offshore models utilize this module that is being put on top of the base development and deals with all the chronograph usefulness. The explanation the date in the Offshore Chronograph topic models (Safari and so on) needs a cyclops, this capacity was situated in the base development that was under the module chronograph.
So in spite of the fact that it doesn’t matter much as far as usefulness or appearance (the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph has no date), let’s trust Audemars Piguet will come up with that development soon. Would it be unrealistic reasoning that this should be possible without expanding the prices?
I commend for the utilization of shadings, despite the fact that I would likely go for the protected one myself, the blue dialed rendition. On the dial, you will locate that the tone was likewise utilized for the inward jumping bezel. The dial uses the famous Me?ga Tapisserie example and white gold applied hour markers. The hands are made of white gold too, obviously. The sub dials are dark aside from the blue variant, which has blue sub dials. The orange, yellow and green models additionally have the inward plunging bezel in dark, with coordinating tones for the markers (hour long scale) and the most recent brief track. The blue rendition has a blue inward plunging bezel with yellow accents, coordinating the little seconds hand, tip of the chronograph seconds hand and casing of the enormous moment hand. The bezel is being worked by the earthenware crown at 10 o’clock. The other crown – for setting and winding the watch – and the chronograph pushers are additionally made of dark artistic. No more utilization of elastic on these, which they utilized for past Offshore models. Several years, that would look pretty destroyed is my own experience.
This 42mm tempered steel Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph has a brilliant completion, as all Royal Oaks have, and is a gala for the eyes. This brushed completion is likewise the explanation that scratches show well overall, so I’d recommend you reconsider before you will really begin utilizing this watch as plunging gear. As indicated by the determinations (300M water safe) it ought to be no issue and the watch is neat and has a jumping bezel, yet in the event that you are terrified of harming it and get ‘wear’ on it, don’t use it. As far as I might be concerned, a tad of scars are no issue as watches are made to wear eventually. It additionally adds a touch of character to the watch. Be that as it may, to every their own.
All watches come with coordinating elastic ties as should be obvious and a steel pin buckle.
- Blue variant, reference 26703ST.OO.A027CA.01
- Green adaptation, reference 26703ST.OO.A038CA.01 (Geneva Boutique just, therefor not on images)
- Yellow variant, reference 26703ST.OO.A051CA.01
- Orange rendition, reference 26703ST.OO.A070CA.01
Price $27,900 USD. More data by means of