The summer is here. That implies our considerations go to the coastline, daylight, heatwave, mojitos, yacht deck, sea shore parties… and obviously, what watch to wear this mid year? You presumably don’t need to take your loved extra-level, gold interminable schedule keep an eye out there. Thus, you’d likely be inclining towards some sort of plunge watch, as it would be the most ideal choice, both to look tasteful, and to have the option to bounce in the pool without contemplating your watch. You’re on the correct heading. However, would you like to be important for this developing gathering of Submariner wearers? Perhaps not, and along these lines, Audemars Piguet may have a lovely and intense alternative for you, with the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver Funky Colors.
First of all, to comprehend the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Funky Colors 2017 Collection, we need to ponder a portion of the watches that compose the Royal Oak Offshore – or ROO – collection (a collection brought into the world in 1992, as a sportier and bolder development of the 1972-brought into the world Royal Oak). In 2015, Audemars somewhat updated the Royal Oak Offshore Diver with the presentation of another ref. 15710 . No dramatization, no enormous move here, as the base formula didn’t need a lot of modification. For this new reference, AP decided to just refresh the model, by giving it an additional tone (white, notwithstanding the dark dial variant), and the option of a sapphire caseback, to uncover the type 3120.
Then, at the SIHH 2016, Audemars Piguet presented new forms of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph (ref. 26703ST), with striking and brilliant tones. Yellow, orange, lime green or blue/yellow were accessible, with every one of them on coordinating elastic ties. Colorful, extremely colorful, and famous as well, as this new collection was more fruitful than we anticipated. Consequently, for 2017, Audemars Piguet has chosen to consolidate the ROO Diver and the shades of the Diver Chronograph, to make the 2017 Royal Oak Offshore Diver Funky Colors Collection. Furthermore, it’s not 4 watches like the chronograph, but rather 5 that Audemars is presenting:
- White dial, blue records and hands, blue scale, blue elastic crowns, white elastic lash – ref. 15710ST.OO.A010CA.01
- Blue dial, white and yellow lists and hands, yellow scale, blue elastic crowns, blue elastic lash – ref. 15710ST.OO.A027CA.01
- Yellow dial, white lists and hands, blue scale, blue elastic crowns, yellow elastic lash – ref. 15710ST.OO.A051CA.01
- Orange dial, white files and hands, blue scale, blue elastic crowns, orange elastic lash – ref. 15710ST.OO.A070CA.01
- Lime Green dial, white records and hands, blue scale, blue elastic crowns, lime green elastic lash – ref. 15710ST.OO.A038CA.01
Just like the colorful collection of the Diver Chronograph, these watches are striking and loud… Very noisy for a portion of the forms. Obviously, this implies that it won’t please all authorities, and that it will require a specific certainty to wear them (particularly the yellow, orange and lime green variants). However, these tones don’t feel outside any connection to the subject at hand on account of the ROO. It is the sort of watch that really “accepts” to be intense and garish, and likewise with the chronograph forms, the outcome is astonishing from the start, yet winds up in being very alluring. Let’s see this watch more in details.
Besides being estimated more than 20,000 Euro, other than its in general rich feel furthermore the name that is imprinted on their dials, these new and colorful ROO Diver watches are still basically what is shown in their names: plunging devices. Regardless of whether a few proprietors will be very hesitant to bring such costly pieces submerged, and to regard them as sporting watches, that’s what they are intended to do. The general development of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver is amazingly strong, and you can appropriately feel that quality when on the wrist. It’s a gigantic, tough and durable square of tempered steel. Changes working on it are exact and the general get together is the thing that you would anticipate from a particularly top of the line watch.
The case is additionally energetic and totally adjusted to sporting plunging meetings. The crown is all around ensured by a large piece on the case, and is covered (just as the second crown at 10) with elastic, to help utilizing it, even with wet gloves. Nonetheless, you’ll always remember that regardless of whether it’s a plunge watch, regardless of whether it’s part of the Offshore collection, this watch is after each of the a Royal Oak, and along these lines its completing is first class. The case shifts back and forth among cleaned and brushed surfaces, with clear differentiation between these territories. Like all RO, it is exact, very top notch and offers this amazing combination of durability and quality, with a fragile finishing.
These Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver are worked to withstand 30 bar of pressing factor (300m submerged), and advantages from all the necessary components that a plunge watch ought to have. Obviously there’s no outside turning bezel on this watch – indeed it would be very odd to have an octagonal rotatable bezel, and one with a plunging scale engraved would unquestionably destroy the mark plan of the RO. Accordingly, the arrangement found by AP to figure passed times is an inward turning part ring, on the fringe of the dial. It is activated by a subsequent crown, situated at 10. In fact it very well may be less down to earth than an outside bezel, yet it positively does the work – and plainly, plan astute, this arrangement is surely the best one. Subsequently, the Royal Oak Offshore Diver watches holds the octagonal bezel with 8 white gold screws on each corner.
In terms of involvement on the wrist, it must be reminded that the ROO doesn’t wear like a standard watch. While on paper, the extents feel somewhat controlled for a jump watch (let’s say that it’s on the normal side), the 42mm distance across and 14.1mm tallness are not satisfactory signs of the inclination you’ll get when wearing this watch. With its monobloc case, with incorporated hauls, and its very huge shape, the ROO Diver wears a lot bigger than a similarly measured Tudor Pelagos for example. It has more presence on the wrist, yet it remains very comfortable and tenderly “hugs” the wrist.
The fundamental development for the 2017 collection is on the tones, as separated from this, the remainder of the watch stays dedicated to the past dark or white dial renditions of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver . Along these lines, we have the old style squared surface, here with large “Méga Tapisserie” design (not hand-guilloche here however traditionally stepped). Files are created in white gold and applied onto the dial, and the hands utilize the traditional, hardly curiously large, RO plan. Both are loaded up with enough radiant material to offer a decent evening decipherability, and their shape and measurements are adequately liberal to give the necessary difference during the day. Generally speaking decipherability is awesome, whatever the shading you pick. Same goes for the date, which is put under a magnifier and subsequently effectively readable.
As said in the presentation, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Funky Colors Collection comprises 5 distinct choices for the dial – all with a coordinating elastic lash. Two of them are somewhat old style and very simple on the wrist – the white dial with blue files and hands positively is the more downplayed. Three of them are, then again, as brilliant as possible envision. Yellow, Orange, Lime Green… All of them utilizing white-filled files and hands, just as blue tracks. Nonetheless, as these ROO Diver are to be considered as end of the week/summer watches, and not every day business-situated watches, a touch of shading isn’t that of a terrible choice. Obviously, the last three will require some certainty, however the outcome really befits the Royal Oak very well.
Here, no curve balls. Inside the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Funky Colors watches is the brand’s broadly utilized Caliber 3120 – as found in the RO Automatic 15400 , the ROO Chronograph and Diver Chrono (as a base type), and obviously in the other ROO Diver watches . The 3120 is a self-twisting development, with a focal rotor in gold, and has a traditional, yet strong design. It ticks at a recurrence of 21,600vph, it has an offset with variable latency blocks, it highlights 40 gems (which is very high for a period and-date development), generally 280 sections and flaunts a comfortable 60h force reserve.
Finishing and improvement are as consistently did to a exclusive requirement, with precious stone cleaned slopes, Geneva stripes, cleaned subsets and pleasantly engraved rotor. However this development would be considerably more charming to take a gander at on the off chance that it were not for one issue: its little width. For sure, and regardless of whether this has no effect on its proficiency, this type 3120 estimates just 26.6mm in diameter (11¾ lignes), which thinking about the 42mm distance across of the case, leaves an amazing measure of steel around it. This can be clarified by the generally old origination of the Caliber 3120 (first planned in 1998, with a sequential creation began in 2003), when watches were more modest. This, be that as it may, doesn’t eliminate any of the magnificence of this motor, considered as a standout amongst other time-and-date programmed development available.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Funky Colors Collection is, by and large, no huge amazement. Except for the colorful dials, it stays the tough and hearty plunge watch we’ve been utilized to now for a couple of years. However, it actually satisfies by this combination of heartiness and extravagance. In reality, regardless of the fragile finishings and very much adorned development, it is in any case a presentation jump watch, which can comfortably withstand some sporting plunging meetings (or a sprinkle of Aperol Spritz…)
I leave it to you to be the appointed authorities of these colorful dials, as obviously, the orange, yellow and lime green forms should be viewed as strong and individual decisions. I’ll by and by go for the blue or white renditions, yet I’m sure some will have the affirmation to go for the 3 others – and they will be all in all correct to do as such. To close, in the event that you are searching for a genuine extravagance watch, with a famous DNA, yet which is similarly at home during dynamic games and summer exercises, consider this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver as a very decent offer – regardless of whether not a modest one, as estimated at 19,300 Euro (white rendition) and 20,200 Euro (for the 4 different models). More subtleties on www.audemarspiguet.com .
- Superb execution of the case
- The DNA of the Royal Oak, blended in with a durable jump watch
- Large yet comfortable
- Legibility isn’t affected by the brilliant colors
- Nicely enlivened and performing movement…
- … yet excessively little for the case
- These tones won’t be to everyone’s liking
- The usability of the inward bezel is debatable
Specifications – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Funky Colors
- Case: 42mm measurement x 14.1mm stature – hardened steel, cleaned and brushed, 8 white gold screws on the bezel – sapphire precious stone on the two sides – inside rotatable jumping scale – 300m/30 bar water resistant
- Movement: Caliber 3120, in-house – self-winding – 3Hz recurrence – 60h force save – 280 components – time and date
- Strap: Rubber lash coordinating the dial of the watch, steel pin clasp – extra blue elastic tie included
- Reference: 15710ST.OO
- Price: 19,300 Euro (white adaptation) and 20,200 Euro (blue, green, yellow and orange models)
- Availability: Special Editions – White and Green variants being Boutique Exclusive