SIHH 2015 – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver ref. 15710 – hands-on with live photos, specs & price

The Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet’s hit, is utilized (and mishandled for some watch darlings) for many releases, going from the old style and steadfast Ultra-Thin 15202ST , to massive chronographs or a rich Grande Complication . It’s even the base utilized by AP for their R&D watches, as the Acoustic Research Concept demonstrates it. We advised you: use and misuse. It is in this manner absolutely reasonable that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak comes likewise in a jumping ...

SIHH 2015 – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver ref. 15710 – hands-on with live photos, specs & price

The Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet’s hit, is utilized (and mishandled for some watch darlings) for many releases, going from the old style and steadfast Ultra-Thin 15202ST , to massive chronographs or a rich Grande Complication . It’s even the base utilized by AP for their R&D watches, as the Acoustic Research Concept demonstrates it. We advised you: use and misuse. It is in this manner absolutely reasonable that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak comes likewise in a jumping version. For this 2015 version of the SIHH, the brand refreshed it with new highlights and tones. Here is the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver ref. 15710.

Already presented in a few materials – white earthenware, manufactured carbon  or stainless steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is very notable from the AP gatherers. As the base formula was not that awful, AP decided to only update one of its hit, much the same as they did in 2014 with the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph . Using the Rolex contact, rather than completely changing the substance of a symbol, Audemars prefers to improve a few subtleties and to keep a similar overall partition.

Let’s talk about the base. The 2015 version of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver stays a 42mm watch made in vertically brushed tempered steel, with a ‘Mega Tapisserie’ design on the dial (enormous squares acquire from a hand guilloché) and it keeps its dark elastic lash. The water obstruction is constantly given for 300 meters and the circumstance capacities are made thanks to a turning inner bezel, initiated by an auxiliary crown situated at 10. It is printed with an hour long scale, with the initial 15 minutes featured in dark, appearing differently in relation to the remainder of the dial.

The watch is as yet fueled by the quite solid in-house development – Caliber 3120, equivalent to the traditional Royal Oak ref. 15400 . This programmed development has a focal gold rotor and is done with cleaned slanted points and Geneva Stripes. It brags 60 hours power hold and showed the hours, the minutes, the seconds and the date (in a window at 3 o’clock). Thus, what’s new… This development would now be able to be seen from the rear of the watch – AP also added a sapphire caseback to the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph a year ago – without changing the water obstruction. The solitary contrast between the instance of this 2015 version ref. 15710 and the instance of the old ref. 15703 is a thickness of 14.10mm rather than 13.90mm.

The other fundamental oddity comes from the dial, as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is currently accessible both in dark and in white. This new white dial for all intents and purposes decrease the size of the watch and brings a more sensitive look. Notwithstanding, regardless of whether the 42mm size can be viewed as sensible thinking about genuine guidelines, don’t fail to remember that the AP ROO stays a huge watch, substantial and thick, on account of the coordinated drags and the raised bezel.

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver ref. 15710, with a black or a white dial, will be estimated at $19.000. More about it here .