While Audemars Piguet Expensive Watches Replica has obtained quite a bit of flak in the past for what several collectors perceive as milking the Royal Oak fame a little too much, I believe that the option available within the scope is a superb thing. Not everyone is able to afford a tourbillon chronograph, and not everybody wants just a time-only watch. At least the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak collection provides both as well as several different choices, with broadly similar aesthetics. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked Material Good watch includes a bracelet of the same substance as the case and an additional alligator leather strap. It’s available at Audemars Piguet stores and the Material Great shop in NY for $297,000 for its pink version and $261,000 for the titanium version. Audemars Piguet has been producing some of the most technically intriguing watches in their Royal Oak Concept collection for the past few years. Last year, they showed off the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer, an exceptionally complex chronograph with three column wheels which could quantify sequential lap times. And earlier this season, they unveiled the both complex Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Tourbillon Chronograph watch, a minute repeater exemplifying Audemars Piguet’s obsession with all audio clarity and quality.Of program, it’d be cruel to show you pictures and tell you about this watch’s amazing sound without a video to allow you to hear it, so do play with the video above to listen to it on your own. The minute repeater complication is frequently regarded among the most difficult and… well, complicated to make – so imagine how hard it’s to make one from scratch. The next thing to keep in mind is that Audemars Piguet did not only wish to produce a new minute repeater watch, they wanted to make one which are the very best.
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.
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