What is left of the “dial” is essentially a satin-brushed, ruthenium-toned ring around the border and both anthracite sub-dials. There is a rehaut printed using a minute chapter ring as well. In my experience, legibility is not 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 golden baton-shaped hands, 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 front, and this gives it a nice floating effect.The sub-dials are simple with white printed text and white baton-shaped hands. The sub-dial at 3:00 indicates chronograph minutes and the one at 9:00 shows constant seconds. One potential issue with legibility must do with the chronograph seconds hand, which can be black with a lumed white hint. Between just how thin the seconds hand is and also the color, reading the chronograph elapsed time may be more awkward than people may like. It is hard to say for sure until we get our hands on a physical case of this watch.I’ve abandoned the situation and bracelet description to the last because these are some of the most recognizable aspects of the watch. This is the same Gerald Genta layout that is popular among several collectors but with 44mm by 13.2mm case measurements. This is a somewhat large watch with a broad bezel on both front and rear. Each of the right lines and sharp angles also give it a bigger appearance. There are the obvious visual differences in the two materials but what I find more intriguing is that titanium is generally a light material with high tensile strength, while gold is a dense but soft material. This means is that the expertise of wearing every variant should be significantly different, and I find this intriguing.
Created for a nation where the Audemars Piguet Watch E63458 Price Replica Offshore is deeply desirable, the Royal Oak Offshore “Pride of Indonesia” is a 100-piece limited edition in titanium and pink gold with the national emblem Garuda Pancasila on the case back.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore “Pride of Indonesia” is an old school 42mm Offshore in titanium, with the crown and pushers covered in synthetic rubber (not the ceramic of the current Offshore). The case back is in pink gold case and decorated with a relief of Garuda Pancasila, an eagle that’s the national symbol of Indonesia. The dial is dark grey with a brushed finish, an unusual look for the Offshore which typically features dials decorated with the checkerboard “mega tapisserie” guilloche. And the numerals, hands, sub-dials and flange are gilded in pink gold.
Underneath the pink gold case back is the calibre 3126/3840, AP’s in-house automatic movement with a Dubois-Depraz chronograph module on top.
AP has been more judicious with limited editions since the current chief executive Francois Bennahmias took over, so such Offshores are appearing at a lower frequency than before. The Pride of Indonesia is the sixth in the “Pride” series, after Russia (2005), China (2008), Mexico and Argentina (both in 2010), and most recently Thailand (2013), all middle income countries with a high Gini coefficient. The very first Pride of Indonesia, numbered 001/100, will be auctioned for charity during the launch event today, with all the proceeds going to the National Museum of Indonesia. The Pride of Indonesia (ref. 26179IR.OO.A005CR.01) is fitted to a dark grey alligator strap with a titanium tang buckle with a pink gold pin. It’s limited to 100 pieces, with a retail price of S$53,400, and available at Audemars Piguet boutiques in Jakarta and Singapore.