Black ceramic, titanium, rose gold and rubber are fused together to form the 2020 new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph. Audemars Piguet is only three watches in the boutique. It does not seem to provide any further names, nicknames or other distinctions for these three watches, making them popular with the more than 30 Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph series products that are on sale today.
As far as the components are concerned, a closer look reveals that Audemars Piguet is indeed using it to build muscles. There does not seem to be a component with only one type of surface treatment. Instead, it is always a combination of brushed and polished decorations with some micro-sandblasting. Hard enough to deal with metal-when such a high ceramic standard is reached, it is even more impressive.
The combination of green, blue, and 18k rose gold and smoky gray created three color schemes to attract wealthy AP lovers seeking a more luxurious fake Royal Oak. The middle shell is black ceramic. After Audemars Piguet’s high-level exterior decoration, we know it looks gorgeous. Both the push rod and the crown guard are made of titanium, which seems to have been microblasted on the green and blue versions, and replaced by 18k rose gold in the most expensive version. The push rod and the crown are always made of ceramics that are in harmony with the hue, and have a golden end, which adds a little talent to the crown.
The thick brushed ceramic bezel has polished and beveled edges to frame the Mega Tapisserie dial-this is a variation of AP’s “plain” guilloché dial, with a large square in relief, usually used in the sports version of the Royal Oak. These three dials have reserved seats in the smoky dial trend, a trend that has truly replaced watch design in recent years. It helps to make a large 44mm wide package look more compact. Above the smoked dial is large, almost oversized Arabic numerals inlaid with rose gold.
All three versions of the color Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph for 2020 are equipped with color-matched textured rubber straps and titanium pin buckles. To be sure, it is sporty and has a waterproof rating of 100 meters.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore automatic winding chronograph is internally more timed than the Audemars Piguet automatic winding mechanical movement 3126/3840. The 3126 is indeed the basic movement for AP’s manufacturing, and its 3840 iteration version contains the Dubois-Depraz module. Although the 3126 has an exquisite appearance and is equipped with a stunning skeletonized rotor, which runs at only 3 Hz and has a buzzing power reserve of 50 hours, the 3126 still shows its era. The modular movement priced between US$34,900 and US$42,900 reveals the slender movement through a huge back cover. This combination is not the sense of justice that the manufacturer’s original excellent watchmaking craftsmanship can show. It has 365 parts and 59 jewels. It sounds a bit like an overly complicated movement. It is expensive to repair, and only through the sapphire crystal back cover, you can’t see too many parts on the only visible side.
Royal Oak Offshore has demonstrated world-class first-class surface treatment, decoration and finishing technology in all iterations of its ceramic cladding-even if AP’s aseptic computer-rendered watch does not show how well it performs well, it is a fact. The works are often very beautiful. Hold them and you will be amazed by the manufacturer’s ability to handle different materials. In this regard, the appearance and dial and the status of the Royal Oak will have to offset the average best movement and high price. And, in the eyes of many people, they will succeed in achieving balance.