Launched in 1993, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore was a daring and divisive watch, so much so that Gerald Genta, that designed the original Royal Oak, allegedly invaded the Audemars Piguet royal oak offshore diver chronograph replica watches booth when it was unveiled at Basel and cried his Royal Oak”was completely destroyed.” Afterwards, the first Royal Oak Offshore Diver was introduced in 2010, and it was Audemars Piguet’s first ISO-certified dive watch. Since its inception, it has undergone two or three iterations, but last year’s was probably the most radical, as it was introduced in an assortment of bright,”funky” colors. It’s pretty obvious that Audemars Piguet is absolutely conscious that these watches are certain to be polarizing, with people asking,”Why would anybody pay $20k for a glowing orange AP diver?” The solution is easy –because they enjoy it, find it fun, and can manage it. Audemars Piguet royal oak offshore diver malaysia replica watches understand they have a solid customer base, and fresh, new offerings keep them coming .
While the past year’s new additions were glowing –almost neon–this year’s new variants are somewhat milder. The four new colours joining the collection are turquoise blue, beige, purple, and khaki. Though they’re not dull by any means, they’re somewhat more subdued, especially compared to past year’s releases.
Like other Royal Oak Offshore Diver watches, these brand new watches are muscular, and they wear large on the wrist. If that’s not enough, the bright colours will certainly cause encompassing individuals to take notice. If you want a watch which will get noticed, I will think of several watches that do a much better job standing outside so prominently. That having been said, the actual construction of this watch is also excellent. The situation is especially nicely made, with sharp and clean lines through and through, alternate polishes on the surfaces, and perfectly beveled edges on the bezel and on the sides of this instance. Despite this being a huge watch, the exquisite ending gives the Royal Oak Offshore Diver a diaphanous air that’s often missing in several dive watches.
The dial is no less striking. The colours are rich and vivid, and although the’Mega Tapisserie’ pattern is not quite as fragile the as the’Petite Tapisserie’ pattern found on the Ref. 15202 Royal Oak Jumbo, it’s still beautiful to behold. To ensure legibility whilst stirring, the Royal Oak Offshore Diver has thick hour and minute hands and hour markers, all made from white gold and full of luminescent material. The seconds hand, also made out of white gold, has a fat lollipop tip to make it easy for divers to see whether their watches are still running.
These new models all have see-through sapphire casebacks that show the in-house grade 3120. It’s easily among the best finished movements in any dive watch. The primary element that catches your eye is the large 22k gold rotor that features the family crests of the Audemars along with Piguet families. Peer deeper and you will find beveled bridges with expertly employed Côtes de Genève in addition to a well shaped balance bridge beneath which sits a large balance wheel.
There really aren’t many truly high-end dive watches out there in this budget, as opponents like Patek Phillipe or Vacheron Constantin are not as prolific as Audemars Piguet royal oak offshore diver rose gold imitation watch in this category. The Hublot Big Bang line is obviously like boldness and attitude, but those are not divers. Something like the Blancpain Fifty Fathoms (or that the Milspec edition) springs to mind, even though it’s much more traditional and classic in comparison to this exuberance and dynamism of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver. Obviously, as I mentioned at the start of this piece, many prospective buyers of those new Offshore versions are not even interested in the contest, as it’s likely loyal AP lovers who are picking many of these up. Some critics will surely think that these are much too ostentatious, but I do not think there is anything wrong with that, particularly since their structure is exemplary. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver white ceramic clone in fresh colours for 2018 is priced at $19,900.