This is the Royal Oak Offshore Diver in black ceramic that AP debuted at SIHH 2013 in Geneva. AP’s diver on the time sat alongside the stainless-steel and cast carbon divers within the mannequin lineup, nonetheless, ceramic finally outdated cast carbon in Le Brassus. Maybe as a result of ceramic is taken into account stronger and fewer more likely to break, or as a result of cast carbon didn’t appear as unique as soon as different watch firms began utilizing it. AP was the primary however in the end deserted cast carbon for ceramic.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ceramic Diver caliber 3120

This Offshore Dive represented the primary time a transparent case again has been utilized by Audemars Piguet for its dive watch. Some might argue {that a} diver ought to all the time have a strong case again, and whereas that may be a legitimate argument, an Audemars Piguet manufacture motion is so stunning, that the opposing facet of the argument is equally legitimate. I feel caliber 3120 with its finely completed bridges and mainplate, and its 22K strong gold rotor, is simply too stunning to hide.

Royal Oak Offshore Diver wristshot, 2013

Like the unique Offshore Diver, the case measures 42 mm by 13.75 mm. Below the dial is a 40-jewel self-winding motion, that beats at 3Hz, and a 60-hour energy reserve. The Royal Oak Offshore Diver incorporates a Méga Tapisserie dial, white gold utilized hour markers, a black rotating inside bezel ring with a diving scale, and orange highlights on the operating minutes hand, heart seconds hand, and diving scale.  The Offshore Diver initially retailed for $21,800.