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

The Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet’s success, is utilized (and mishandled for some watch darlings) for many versions, going from the old style and steadfast Ultra-Thin 15202ST , to cumbersome chronographs or a luxurious 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 subsequently absolutely reasonable that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak comes additionally ...

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

The Royal Oak, Audemars Piguet’s success, is utilized (and mishandled for some watch darlings) for many versions, going from the old style and steadfast Ultra-Thin 15202ST , to cumbersome chronographs or a luxurious 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 subsequently absolutely reasonable that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak comes additionally in a jumping release. For this 2015 release 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 fired, produced carbon  or stainless steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is very notable from the AP authorities. As the base formula was not that awful, AP decided to only update one of its smash hit, much the same as they did in 2014 with the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph . Using the Rolex contact, rather than completely changing the essence 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 release 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 tie. The water obstruction is constantly given for 300 meters and the circumstance capacities are made thanks to a pivoting inside bezel, actuated 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 overall 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 inclined 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 opposition. The solitary distinction 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 principle curiosity comes from the dial, as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver is presently accessible both in dark and in white. This new white dial essentially diminish 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 real norms, don’t fail to remember that the AP ROO stays a huge watch, hefty and thick, on account of the incorporated hauls and the raised bezel.

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