The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica, Audemars Piguet’s best seller, is used for many editions, going from the classical and faithful Ultra-Thin watch, to bulky chronographs or a sumptuous Grande Complication. It’s even the base used by AP for their R&D watches, as the Acoustic Research Concept proves it. We told you: use and abuse. It is thus totally understandable that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Diver replica watch comes also in a diving edition.
Already introduced in several materials – white ceramic, forged carbon or stainless steel – the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver replica watch is very well known from the AP collectors. As the base recipe was not that bad, AP chose to only update one of its best-seller, just like they did in 2014 with the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph. Using the Rolex touch, instead of completely changing the face of an icon, Audemars prefers to improve some details and to keep a similar overall partition.
The 2015 edition of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver replica watch remains a 42mm watch made in vertically brushed stainless steel, with a ‘Mega Tapisserie’ pattern on the dial and it keeps its black rubber strap. The water resistance is always given for 300 meters and the timing functions are made thanks to a rotating internal bezel, activated by a secondary crown located at 10.
The other main novelty comes from the dial, as the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver replica watch is now available both in black and in white. This new white dial virtually reduce the size of the watch and brings a more delicate look. However, even if the 42mm size can be seen as reasonable considering actual standards, don’t forget that the AP ROO remains a large watch, heavy and thick, because of the integrated lugs and the raised bezel.