The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak series has been a traditional timepiece for the brand. The brand introduced the Royal Oak back in 1993. AP wanted an evolution for this great timepiece so they launched the Royal Oak Offshore. They wanted a more sporty, rugged and fresh “look” for this series. Nowadays, the Offshore Collection has increased so much its popularity becoming the collection with the highest selling among its customers. The old-school prefers the traditional design collection from 1972 from Royal Oak. That’s understandable because people tend to love things from their era more.
We know that AP is an already established and reputable watchmaker that creates high end designs as well as amazing in-house movements crafted from scratch. AP is always breaking the traditional rules and is always innovating and keeping that “fresh look” that we all love from this brand.
The Royal Oak Offshore Diver is basically made of forged carbon. Audemars Piguet is constantly innovating in new technologies and materials to create timepieces that are both durable and advanced (technologically speaking). This is not the first time that AP has used carbon on their timepieces. The Alinghi Team timepiece was privileged with forged carbon too.
One thing we can mention about this watch is that the designer has included a black scratch resistant ceramic bezel, which is an incredibly clever idea. The case back is not transparent at all because this watch is intended to be a sports watch. On the case back’s surface is an engraving with the Royal Offshore logo.
The in house movement is a 3120 caliber. This caliber was launched back in 2005 for the first time along with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15300.
The case is privileged with a 42mm of diameter and 13.9mm of thickness.
It’s water resistant up to a comfortable 300 meters and has a power reserve up to 60 hours.