ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE DIVER
THE MUST FOR ACTION
With its ultra-readable dial and its novel automatic movement, the athletic diver boasts a host of features which are indispensable for accompanying you wherever you may choose to venture.
Although Audemars Piguet rolled out a dive watch back in 2005, we had to wait until 2010 to get a glimpse of its first-ever Royal Oak Offshore Diver. Over the decade that ensued, the Brassus-based manufacture showcased its sporty model in a variety of materials, rose gold, tantalum, ceramic, as well as a myriad of shades. This year, this timepiece which is perfectly at ease in the depths of the ocean and on adventure playgrounds is back in three colorful variations with a new caliber nestling in a 42 mm-diameter case, waterproof to depths of 300 meters.
We discover stylistic signatures intrinsic to the collection on each reference. The octagonal bezel embraces a composition that’s well-known to all aficionados of the brand. The “Méga Tapisserie” checkerboard motif dials are decorated with a choice of khaki green, gray or navy blue. These same hues also adorn the matching interchangeable rubber straps.
Rose gold or white gold hands, depending on the version chosen, topped with luminescent matter, hover over the indexes. An aperture set at 3 o’clock displays the date ticking over its days. All these watches are equipped with a flange with a beige or white area, perfect for securing dives. This particularity is ever-so easy to use thanks to the screwed crown at 10 o’clock. All time data is driven by the automatic 4308 movement. Once fully wound, it delivers a power reserve of at least 60 hours to this Royal Oak Offshore Diver trio.
By Dan Diaconu
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