The black satin-brushed dial is partly skeletonized to reveal the inner workings of the watch. But as they’re fairly chunky, telling that the timing isn’t overly hard, but legibility isn’t ideal. That having been said, this is not really a bit where the hands will be the focus. The running seconds hand for your chronograph is glowing yellow to give contrast against the black dial.Finally, the individual minute markers and the markers to the 30-minute chronograph at 3 o’clock are left in white and yellow to provide maximum contrast and legibility. The 30-minute counter at 3 o’clock is also exceptional because it displays the elapsed minutes using a retrograde indicator. And lastly, at six o’clock is that the tourbillon.The motion is where the magic all occurs. It is obviously in-house, and it is the calibre 2937. And like all high-end chronograph movements, it’s a column-wheel and lateral clutch.What’s odd about it, though, is both gongs. Instead of mounting the gongs to the movement plate, they are attached to what Audemars Piguet requires for a “sound board.” Essentially, it’s a thin membrane made of a special copper alloy that covers the rear of the motion, held in place by screws, and also forming a water-tight seal. This explains how the Royal Oak Concept Supersonnerie Tourbillon Chronograph watch can acquire a water-resistance score of 20 meters, which might not sound like much to some casual observer, but that could not be more incorrect. The 20 meters is in fact quite impressive considering the intricate structure of the watch.
Last year Audemars Piguet Watches Ebay Replica 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