The renowned Royal Oak manufacturer,Audemars Piguet, has just announced the expansion of its 37mm Royal Oak Offshore Replica collection, nearly doubling the lineup. This quintet is really a quartet and a solo act.That is to say, with nine of 11 37mm ROOs encrusted in jewels, AP seems to be marketing these watches to women as opposed to purely expanding its smaller watch offerings.
The cases of the Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 37mm Replica Watches China haven’t changed much, if at all. Offered in 18k yellow gold, 18k pink gold, or stainless steel, all four options feature gem-set bezels. The stainless steel model and one of the pink-gold models feature 32 brilliant-cut diamonds, while the yellow gold has a yellow-to-blue gradient of 32 baguette-cut green tsavorites and blue and yellow sapphires.
The Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Music Edition is offered in a black fully ceramic case that measures slimmer at 12.1mm but features the same exceptional brushed and polished finishing as its siblings. Of note on this case, the lug studs and crown guards are titanium and feature a knurling that gives the watch a sportier look than the other releases and that is exclusive to the Music Edition models.
All the Audemars Piguet Replica Watches Discount Forum are paired rubber straps equipped with AP’s proprietary interchangeable strap system. While the chronographs get more run-of-the-mill designs, the black rubber strap on the Music Edition has a mosaic pattern that echoes the dials pattern.Of note, each of the chronographs comes with an extra rubber strap coordinated to a different color in each model, while the Music Edition gets three such watches, all with the mosaic pattern.
The ROO Chronographs all have solid casebacks in the smear material as their cases, under which runs the automatic Best Audemars Piguet Replica Calibre 2385. This in-house movement operates at 21,600 vph with a power reserve of 40 hours. While it does benefit from a column wheel chronograph mechanism, that power reserve is a bit wanting when compared to modern chronograph movements.
The 37mm Royal Oak Offshore still suffers from a lack of choice: The 43mm models outnumber these smaller watches almost 3:1. In refreshing and expanding the 37mm lineup, Audemars Piguet isn’t necessarily observing and reacting to the downsizing market trend like we’ve seen with other brands. Further, the design approach and even the language used makes clear that AP sees smaller watches as explicitly feminine.
The shame is that I imagine there’s quite the market for a no-frills ROO in a smaller size; the 42mm and 43mm models are beautiful but chunky Audemars Piguet First Copy Watches and no doubt there are buyers who would snatch one up were it not for the proportions. Taken as gem-set watches with no further context, there’s nothing to suggest that these new 37mm models aren’t as beautiful in the metal as they are in renders, and the black ceramic music edition offers a bit of fresh, groovy fun.