It belongs to the prestigious category of diver’s watches, the kind that have earned their pedigree on the wrists of combat divers and professional underwater explorers. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Replica Watch will see it as a sturdy, reliable timepiece that is resistant to strong pressures, shocks, as well as to magnetic phenomena, presented within a collection that has already proved its mettle in the world of sports watches: the collection. It is sure to delight subaquatic enthusiasts, while also finding favour with non-divers well acquainted with fine technical and sporting watchmaking accomplishments.This model is water-resistant to 300 metres and thus well able to withstand the incredible pressure exercised in the depths of the ocean.
A diver’s watch in all its pristine simplicity. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica is a straightforward selfwinding model without any complications. To ensure its precision, the heart of the movement is a variable-inertia balance with a flat balance-spring oscillating at a rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour. Calibre 3120 is also particularly user-friendly, particularly thanks to the instant-jump, fast- adjustment date display, as well as the 60-hour power reserve.For its new diver’s watch, Audemars Piguet has opted for a pared-down approach. The direct-drive central seconds hand avoids any backlash of the hand. It is equipped with the stellar Manufacture Audemars Piguet selfwinding movement: Calibre 3120. Constantly fine-tuned and perfected, the latter is distinguished by its impressive reliability. Time-setting is also facilitated by the fact that pulling out the crown immediately activates the stop-seconds lever and accordingly brings the seconds hand to a halt. The adjustment is performed by means of eight inertia-blocks that ensure excellent stability and appreciable long-term constancy of rate. The cross-through balance-bridge guarantees enhanced shock-resistance in that it is secured not on just one side, but on both sides of the mainplate.
When immersed in a saline solution, the passes the test with flying colours, since the case is not modified in any way and the moving parts continue to run smoothly.The case components – particularly the gaskets, the thickness of the back and that of the crystals – have been adapted to guarantee watertightness to depths of 300 metres. The 92-11 norm demands watertightness to at least 100 metres. The caseback screws, the intermediate bolts and the distinctive hexagonal screws seal the case as securely as a submarine hatch.
The hour hand is distinguished by two additional bands of luminescent coating on the side, while the movement of the equally luminescent seconds hand guarantees that the watch is operating as it should. All these Audemars Piguet Replica Watches are accentuated by the black “Méga Tapisserie” motif characteristic of the Rcollection. The dial of the Diver has been duly optimised to meet this requirement. Finally, displaying the diving scale as close as possible to the dial minimises the risk of accidentally modifying the dive time, and also facilitates dive-time readings. The baton hour-markers along with the hour and minute hands are facetted and luminescent.The time, the time measured on the inner dial ring and the movement operating indication must be readable in the dark from a distance of 25 cm.