Fortunately for us all, this is not always the case. And not only do many watches inspire excitement in writers and readers alike; every so often a watch is released that can once again remind a writer why they got involved in this industry in the first place.For me, one of these watches has been the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph Replica Watches — the Royal Oak Offshore series might be heading.
This Offshore was a thick, steel chronograph appropriately nicknamed “The Beast.” At 42 mm, with a prominent wrist presence, octagonal bezel, integrated bracelet, and the dark blue “Petite Tapisserie” patterned dial, the watch set out to cater to a fast-growing crowd of wealthy youth.
The latest iteration of this series is the Fake Diver Chronograph Watches. Available in four distinctly funky color options, this bold and bright behemoth features a brushed 42-mm steel case with 14.75-mm thickness, rubber bracelet, and black ceramic super-compressor and chronograph crowns and pushers.
Within the outer, eight-screwed steel octagon is the inner rotating divers’ bezel, white gold applied hour markers, and two subdials for running seconds and a 30-minute chrono counter — all placed against the background of the “Méga Tapisserie” pattern on the dial. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica common Offshore hands sweeping across the dial use a color-accented minute hand, a wide hour hand, and a lollipop-style chronograph seconds counter.
Still, while this particular watch has moved the series towards more thorough independence, it seems to be confusing functionality with purpose. On one hand, there is a textured strap for increased stability, a super-compressor for diving, and screw-down crowns for water tightness — all signs of the desired functionality of a diving Best Audemars Piguet Replica Watches. But on the other, there are non-screw down chronograph pushers, a sapphire caseback, a lackluster 300-meter dive rating, and an overall audaciousness of design. It seems to have left traces of the “form following function” philosophy that characterized the 20th century watches it is derived from, rather than the pure aesthetic appeal that drives the Offshore series today. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but it is interesting to note.