Diving Offshore: In The Metal With Audemars Piguet's New Royal Oak Offshore Divers
With summer just around the corner, are you still looking for the timepiece that will accompany you on any adventure? Look no further.
Whether you are diving deep into unknown waters, exploring wild forests, or stuck in traffic on the way to your well-deserved vacation, the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver would be a perfect and solid addition to your outfit.
The only question left is which one to choose? Thankfully, Watchonista got to go hands-on with Audemars Piguet novelties in the hope that we can help you find your next adventure companion.
The new lineup of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Divers comes fully ready for you to take on your next journey. One of the notable changes within the new Royal Oak Offshore Divers is its new in-house automatic Calibre 4308. The movement comes equipped with a patented setting mechanism that adds stability as well as precision to the movement, which on an extreme adventure can come in very handy.
True to its savoir-faire, each piece of the Audemars Piguet Calibre 4308 has been expertly decorated with “Côtes de Genève” and circular graining. And in order to make the timepiece look even more sporty, the new 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight has been blackened and can be admired through the sapphire caseback. Moreover, the 42mm stainless steel case with a thickness of 14.2mm makes Royal Oak Offshore Diver naturally robust and prepared to be part of any of your undertakings.
In 2021 terms, a sports watch is not a proper sports watch without a quick change strap. Gone are the days when you struggled with sharp tools and risked scratching the satin-brushed lugs. Thanks to the new interchangeable strap system developed by Audemars Piguet, the strap change hassle is a nightmare of the past. Using it is quite simple: The strap releases with a simple click and push activation to the system directly incorporated into the case studs.
After a day of exploring dry land, let’s say you decide to adventure under the water or in a humid jungle. Do you still want to wear a leather strap? Click and release the leather strap and pop in the rubber strap instead. In seconds you are ready to set off on a new adventure. Audemars Piguet also incorporated this change into the buckle. That means less time adjusting the newly changed strap and more time enjoying it!
For the new Royal Oak Offshore Divers, the rubber straps are available in green, blue, grey, and black, matching the dial. And the leather options are beige, brown, and black. Each timepiece comes with an additional rubber strap.
Never Lose Track of Time
Whether you are strolling down the street, exploring a national park, or diving deep in the ocean, these Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Divers are always highly readable. For use underwater where light is scarce, the white gold hour-markers and hands have a luminescent coating that allows for perfect visibility. At 10 o’clock, a ceramic crown enables the wearer to adjust the rotating diving scale to their diving experience. Plus, a water resistance of 300m and a 60-hour power reserve will give you plenty of time in the water.
Adorned with a “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, there are three dial colors available: grey (with white and blue diving scale), blue (with white and black diving scale), and khaki green (with beige and black diving scale). Each timepiece is complemented with a dial-matching gasket that is visible under the iconic octagonal bezel. Finally, priced at $25,400, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is available now at your local Audemars Piguet boutique or retailer and waiting for you to take it on your wildest adventure yet.
Learn more at Audemars Piguet's website.
(Photography by Liam O'Donnell)