This is a watch that’s so known to many of youpersonally, perhaps it doesn’t need much of an investigation — but this is HODINKEE and you’ll be able to believe you are gonna get one. The Royal Oak Chronograph is a watch which has thousands of lovers the world over, and a few detractors, too. The Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore families often appeal to very different individuals, but I’ll get to this soon. In this short article, I handle a mainstay at the AP lineup, along with an interesting piece of haute horology, though one with no own in-house motion. I’ll have a look at how this 41mm column-wheel, vertical clutch chronograph wears, and if the issue of where the motion came out of is even something worth noting at all. This is your HODINKEE Week On The Wrist using all the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph, and it’s one worth spending some time with.AP is a truly unique watch manufacture. It’s one of the few worldwide haute horology brands which stays in the control of its founding family, with several members of the Audemars family sitting on its board. However, the possession of AP isn’t always the most interesting side of this 175 year-old manufacture — the question that matters is who purchases AP’s watches?
Last year Audemars Piguet Watch E63458 Price Replica 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.
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.
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