The 11 years since the launch of the series marked another development of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 42mm watch series, not a revolution, the series has just received some user-friendly updates. Although the Royal Oak Jumbo is one of the few watches, it is actually worthy of the overused “iconic” logo, but the Royal Oak Offshore has become a more relaxed and interesting alternative to the original watch. Although it has not yet been clinically verified, ROO is 200% more likely to reject compact tentative devices than the original product in 1972.
The Royal Oak Offshore Diver was first introduced in 1993 with a width of 42mm, and later developed into absurd proportions. Its original diameter looks great-42mm is great news for ROO fans with weak wrists like me, until we learned Its lug-ear hook size is about 56 mm, which is what we are used to seeing from most watches that claim to be 42 mm wide.
If that hasn’t disappointed you, then the rest is better news-kind of. The newly launched Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 42mm in 2021 has the function of quickly changing the strap, and the strap can be removed without the use of any tools. Just press the ear studs and the belt will loosen, allowing you to install another one. Keen ROO fans will notice that the new belt no longer has drilled holes to accommodate the screws and rods used to remove the old belt, which raises the question of whether the new belt replacement system is backward compatible or whether it is backward compatible. It’s not. We have seen that luxury brands have meticulously designed a “convenient” strap replacement system, but at the same time they have figured out the possibility of adding other straps to the old straps that have used the same swiss watches prices for many years (at a significant cost).
The Audemars Piguet 4308 movement powers the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver 42mm. Interestingly, there is also an Audemars Piguet reference watch 4308-a proud model with an 80s look with mandatory octagonal elements. Although the 4308 movement has all the beautiful words, it can only be whispered in the faint room of a single-brand boutique, such as “Geneva Wave” and “Cereal Tour”, but the end result is that the movement is more spectacular than the function More powerful. Such a large Saxon watchmaker would be proud of this movement, it covers most of the movement, tight stripes and impressive self-winding tourbillon robbed the show. The operating frequency is 4 Hz and the power reserve is 60 hours-this is a good choice for ultra-thin formal watches, but not so good for bulky sports watches.
The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver 42mm watch will provide three color options. All stainless steel, dial and strap options will vary between khaki, gray and blue. The new hour markers and hour markers are affixed to the “Méga Tapisserie” dial, which is essential to ROO, as well as in its octagonal bezel. The final balance of the dial looks a bit deviated, at least in the official picture of the Associated Press, which unnecessarily magnifies the feel of the small dial inside the large case. You can expect these two crowns to be made of ceramic, and the other material is Audemars Piguet to dress up like other companies in the industry.
Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 43 mm Ref. 26420RO.OO.A002CA.01
Flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date.
Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 4401
Total diameter: 32 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 6.8 mm
Number of jewels: 40
Number of parts: 367
Minimum guaranteed power reserve: 70 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)
18-carat pink gold case, black ceramic bezel, pushpieces and screw-locked crown, 18-carat pink gold pushpiece guards, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 100 m.
Black dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, rhodium-toned counters and external zone, pink gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating, black inner bezel.
Black rubber strap with 18-carat pink gold AP pin buckle and interchangeable strap system. Additional black alligator strap.