Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore diver Orange – filigree hand work
Also the Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet had it not take to 2013 present a new timepiece with the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore diver orange on the occasion of the SIHH. The watchmaker from Le Brassus present in a diver’s Watch, which joins in the long tradition of the manufacture and offers some new features. The most striking change is the housing that is made of Black ceramic with security.
Quickly becomes clear that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore diver orange is a typical diver’s watch of the company. The body is very solid and the octagonal bezel is connected to the housing with eight individual titanium screws. Also the elaborate “Mega Tapestry” ornament of the dial, which lies beneath a convex Sapphire Crystal, shows great similarities to the legendary diver’s watches from the House of Audemars Piguet. New, however, is the material from the case, bezel and lugs are made: a black ceramic is used instead of stainless steel, which is particularly resistant. The diving scale is engraved on the inner bezel. Here is also the eponymous Orange, which marked the first 15 minutes of every hour. The major indices are coated with Super-LumiNova. Also, the timepiece has a date display at the three o’clock position.
The heart of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore diver orange is the in-house caliber 3120, which is made up of 280 individual components in laborious hand work. Of course, the parts are also intricately refined. So, also diamond polished boards and special ceramic bearings can be found next to the flywheel from 22 gold. The plant has a power reserve of 60 hours. Of course, the classy timepiece is waterproof up to a depth of 300 meters.