SIHH 2017: Pairing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver “Funky Colour” Replica Wholesale Center

SIHH 2017: Pairing the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver “Funky Colour” Replica Wholesale Center
April 03 06:39 2018 Print This Article

What is left of the “dial” is basically a satin-brushed, ruthenium-toned ring around the border and the two anthracite sub-dials. There is a rehaut printed with a minute chapter ring too. In my experience, legibility isn’t the strongest suit for a skeletonized watch, but that’s less of an issue in the case of the watch. The use of pink gold applied hour markers and pink gold baton-shaped palms, both filled with lume, should offer adequate legibility in most lighting conditions. The “Audemars Piguet” logo is printed onto the surface of the sapphire crystal on the front, which gives it a nice floating effect.The sub-dials are easy with white printed white and text baton-shaped hands. The sub-dial in 3:00 indicates chronograph minutes and also the one at 9:00 shows continuous moments. One potential issue with legibility has to do with the chronograph seconds hand, which can be black with a lumed white tip. Between just how thin the hand is and the colour, studying the chronograph elapsed time might be more cumbersome than individuals may like. It’s not easy to say for certain until we get our hands on a tangible case of the watch.I’ve abandoned the situation and bracelet description to the past because these are a few of the most recognizable aspects of the watch. This is the same Gerald Genta layout that is popular among several collectors however with 44mm by 13.2mm case dimensions. This is a somewhat large watch with a wide bezel on both front and rear. Each of the straight lines and sharp angles additionally give it a bigger appearance. There are the obvious visual differences in both substances but what I find intriguing is that ceramic is generally a light material with high tensile strength, while gold is a compact but soft substance. This signifies is that the experience of wearing each variant should be significantly different, and I find this intriguing.

Last year Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph in luminescent colours – that same colour palette has now been applied to the time-only Royal Oak Offshore Diver.

One of a dozen new Royal Oak models to be unveiled at SIHH 2017 tomorrow, the Royal Oak Offshore Diver “Funky Colour” is available in five different colours: white, blue, yellow, orange and green. Each dial colour has dark blue accents to match.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver white

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver blue

The dials are decorated with the chequerboard Méga Tapisserie guilloche that’s standard for the Royal Oak Offshore.

Colours aside the new Offshore Diver is identical to the previous models. The steel case is 42mm in diameter and rated to 300m, with the crown at 10 o’clock to rotate the inner elapsed time bezel around the dial. And it’s powered by the calibre 3120, AP’s in-house automatic movement.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver green

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Yellow

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver orange

The Offshore Diver “Funky Colour” is delivered with two rubber straps, one to match the dial colour, and another in dark blue.

AP has yet to reveal pricing and availability, but with the earlier versions of the same retailing for US$19,000, expect this to be similarly priced.

Individual model references are as follows:

Blue – ref. 15710ST.OO.A027CA.01
White – ref. 15710ST.OO.A010CA.01
Yellow – ref. 15710ST.OO.A051CA.01
Orange – ref. 15710ST.OO.A070CA.01
Green – ref.15710ST.OO.A038CA.01


 

 

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