The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore, launched in 1993, was a bold and split replica watch, so much so that Gerald Genta, who designed the original Royal Oak, reportedly invaded the Audemars Piguet ’s booth when he debuted in Basel and shouted “Royal Oak” has been completely destroy. “Later, the first Royal Oak Offshore Diver was launched in 2010, which was Audemars Piguet’s first ISO-certified diving watch. Since its launch, it has gone through several iterations, but last year was probably the most aggressive year , Because it introduces a variety of bright “weird” colors. Obviously, Audemars Piguet is fully aware that these watches are destined to be polarized, the answer is simple-because they like it, find it fun, and affordable. (Audemars Piguet) Knowing that they have a strong customer base, fresh new products make them repeat customers.
Last year ’s new features are excellent-almost neon, while this year ’s new features are more modest. The four new colors added to the series are navy blue, purple, beige and khaki. Although they are not boring at all, they are a bit soft, especially compared to last year’s release.
The main ingredients of Royal Oak Offshore Diver remain unchanged. The stainless steel case is 42 mm wide and 14.1 mm wide. An octagonal screw made of white gold was exposed on the octagonal bezel. There are two huge rubber-coated screw-in crowns-one at 3 o’clock and the other at 10 o’clock. The former is used to adjust the time and date, while the latter is used to adjust the internal diving bezel. All four models are equipped with comfortable matching rubber strap and stainless steel pin buckle. As a real diving watch, the water resistance is 300m.
Like other Royal Oak Offshore Diver replica watches, these new watches are both strong and strong, and wear a lot on the wrist. If this is not enough, the bright colors will certainly attract the attention of people around. If you want a watch that will attract people ’s attention, I can think of several watches that can do better in such a prominent position. Having said that, the actual structure of the watch is also excellent. The production process of the suitcase is particularly good. The lines running through are clear and sharp. The surface is alternately polished. The bevel of the frame and the side of the case is perfect. Although this is a large watch, the superb surface treatment gives Royal Oak Offshore Diver a transparent breath, which is often not found in many diving watches.
The dial is equally impressive. The colors are rich and vivid, although the “Mega Tapisserie” pattern is not as delicate as the “Petite Tapisserie” pattern on Ref. 15202 Royal Oak Jumbo, it is still beautiful. To ensure legibility during diving, Royal Oak Offshore Diver has hour and minute hands and hour markers, both made of platinum and filled with luminescent materials. The second hand is also made of platinum and has a fat lollipop tip that allows divers to easily check whether their watch fake is still running.
The rotating internal baffle is marked with contrasting colors for easy reading. Beige models are blue for the first 15 minutes and blue for the remaining tens of minutes, while turquoise blue, purple and khaki are marked with white. There is also a color matching date window at 3 o’clock with a magnifying glass. I really like date wheels that match the color of the dial because they are more harmonious and delicate. Among these four models, my favorite is the blue-green model, followed by purple. The beige and khaki models are too soft and not suitable for my liking.
These new models all have a transparent sapphire caseback that displays the internal self-winding movement 3120. It is undoubtedly one of the best finished movements in all diving watches. The first element that catches your attention is the large 22k yellow gold tourbillon with the family emblem of the Audemars Piguet and Piguet family. Looking deeper, you will find a diagonal bridge and professionally applied Geneva corrugations, as well as a beautifully shaped balance bridge with a large balance wheel underneath. The 3120 movement beats at a frequency of 3 Hz and has a power reserve of 60 hours.
In this price range, there are really not many high-end diving watches, because competitors such as Patek Philippe or Vacheron Constantin are not as prolific in this category as Audemars Piguet watches. The replica Hublot Big Bang series is obviously similar in boldness and attitude, but it is not a diver. I think of the Blancpain Fifty (or Blancpain version), although it is more traditional and classic than the vitality and vitality of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver. Of course, as I mentioned at the beginning of this article, many potential buyers of these new Offshore variants are not even interested in competition.