Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ceramic Diver Best Appreciated in Person

A couple of days ago we had the pleasure of perusing the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Ceramic Diver. We would like to thank our friends at Audemars Piguet for allowing us to get up close and personal with this beautiful novelty that was presented earlier this year.

The Audemars Piguet replica UK is the third Diver in the Royal Oak Offshore Diver line-up and it’s one stunning watch. To read our review of the Stainless Steel Diver and for our review of the Forged Carbon Diver. At the bottom of this story you’ll find a few side-by-side pictures of the Ceramic Diver next to the Stainless Steel one.

This Royal Oak Offshore Diver comes with a case and bezel fully made of ceramic in the same exact measurements as its two siblings – the Stainless Steel and Forged Carbon. In contrast with the other two, the Ceramic Diver is the most lustrous of all, due to the highly reflective properties of the ceramic.

The plots connecting the strap to the case and the case back are made of titanium and out of the three models, the Ceramic Diver is the only one fitted with a display case back that allows full view of the Audemars Piguet replica 3120.

The ‘Méga Tapisserie’ dial on the Ceramic Diver is matte opposed to the glossy dials on the Forged Carbon – less glossy than on the SS model – and Stainless Steel Divers. The Stainless Steel model is the only one with a glossy dial. The calendar wheel is also black like on the other Divers; however, it features the newer font just like the Forged Carbon. The orange accents on the seconds, minute hands and rotating bezel need to be seen in person to be fully appreciated.  The contrast these accents provide is just exceptional but somewhat flashier than the yellow on the Forged Carbon Diver.

Both crowns on the replica watches uk are made of ceramic and they are very easy to use with excellent grip. The brushed finish on the ceramic is superb and has the exact same grain found on the stainless steel Diver. Something we really like about the ceramic model is that, depending on the lighting conditions, the color of the case and bezel will vary from dark black to graphite black.

The strap is the exact same that is fitted on the other two Royal Oak Offshore Divers and just like on the Forged Carbon Diver, the Ceramic Diver also comes with a titanium tang buckle. Weight wise, we feel that the Ceramic Diver is quite close to the Stainless Steel Diver, perhaps slightly lighter. Unfortunately, we didn’t have our scale with us to do a weight comparison.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quantieme Perpetuel Automatique in Platinum and Rose Gold

Every once in a while, we receive calls or messages from lcwatchuk about a rare and hard-to-find timepiece that they want to share with us. This time, a message popped up on. The message read: “I just got a Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar in Platinum and Rose Gold. Do you want to check it out?” We really couldn’t believe what our eyes were seeing and immediately thereafter, we got our camera ready and headed over to meet our friend.

This coveted discontinued watch is one that we have been dreaming of seeing in person for a very long time and now we had the perfect opportunity to enjoy a few hours in its company.

Just like all other ‘Quantieme Perpetuel Automatique’ watches, this Royal Oak features day, date, month and moonphase; however, it does not feature leap-year information as this timepiece belongs to the earlier generation of Royal Oak Perpetual Calendars. Even though the dial does not show the leap-year, the movement on this complication is programmed mechanically to take automatic account of the occurrence of a leap- year —therefore, it has no issues switching from February 29 to March 1st on a leap-year.

This amazing piece is fitted with a gorgeous rose gold smooth matte dial with needle hands also in rose gold and blue anodized hands for the complication indicators – perfectly contrasting and very well balanced.

The watch case measures 39 mm, nevertheless, it wears larger and more like a 40 mm or even a 41 mm watch. Once you put this Audemars Piguet replica watches on your wrist, you just don’t want to take it off. While this timepiece is top heavy —considering the precious metals used on it— is still extremely comfortable and fits like a glove.

The display case back allows for full view of the amazing calibre 2120/2800 inside this beauty. As it is common on this reference, all the decoration is done by hand including all the markings on the case. This D-serial with an extremely low number is an amazing timepiece that any Audemars Piguet fan would like to own.

Audemars Piguet 18K Yellow Gold Coin Watch

Only twice in our watch collecting life we have ran into one of the most fascinating and unique timepieces made by Audemars Piguet. We are talking about the ultra rare Audemars Piguet Coin Watch in 18K yellow gold. As far as we know, these rare coin watches were created by Audemars Piguet between 1915 and the late 1980s. The coin watches were produced in very limited quantities and in different currencies including U.S. dollars, Swiss Francs, French Francs and Mexican Pesos.

This particular twenty dollar coin watch, features a bas-relief portrait of the Lady of Liberty with the year 1901 on the obverse and the legend ‘United States of America Twenty Dollars’ along with the Great Seal of the United States of America on the reverse.

Concealed inside the 18K yellow gold coin —measuring 34 mm in diameter—, there is a special surprise: a small manual wound watch that is only accessible by pressing a hidden recessed push button that is almost invisible to the naked eye as it is milled as part of the reeds and only visible upon very close inspection.

After carefully pressing the hidden button with your nail, the hinged top —obverse side— will then reveal a beautifully finished swing-out watch with winding crown at 1 o’clock. The small watch with an 18K yellow gold case measuring close to 24 mm in diameter, features a gorgeous matte off-white dial with gilded batons and needle-shaped hands. To ease the process of setting and telling time, the watch can be tilted upwards all the way up to an angle of 115 degrees. The hinged lid only goes up to a 90 degree angle.

The winding crown located at the 1 o’clock position around the fluted case band is really minuscule but very easy to operate even for those with large fingertips. The beating heart inside this exceptional piece of ‘haute horlogerie’, is the Audemars Piguet manual wound calibre 2005/1 with 17 jewels and which provides a power reserve of 32 hours when fully wound. The movement is protected by a solid snap-on case back that is highly polished and properly minted with the respective gold engravings. To round up the elegant design of this timepiece, both the hinged cover and the area where the watch is set to rest when closing the lid are delicately finished with ‘perlage’.

If you like pocket watches and you are ready to have a true conversation piece that will wow everyone around you, this Audemars Piguet Coin Watch is as good as it gets. While it’s quite impressive to own a watch like this bearing the name of one of the three manufactures that conform the ‘Holy Trinity of Watchmaking’, we find it even more impressive just to think about the thought process behind a timepiece like this. This particular coin watch is another one of the many amazing timepieces that will be auctioned next month by Leslie Hindman auctioneers.