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Audemars Piguet is also colorful——Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph 26703ST

As we all known, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches are very strong in the product line, you can easily find the right target. From the classic 15400, the ultra-thin 15202ST, to the more sporty offshore watches. Among them, there has chronograph watches and diving watch? This is the new Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph 26703ST launched by Audemars Piguet on SIHH in 2016. In short, it is so colorful.



The origin of the New Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph 26703ST.

New Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph 26703ST, which mixes two best-selling models of offshore. Chronograph function watches and diving watches. As we all know, among these two watches, one is a pure tool for divers, and another is a more refined sports watch. 26703ST adds two main features to the diving watch launched 6 years ago. Chronograph(using different layouts) and some bright colors. At the same time, it launches 4 watches.

The blue model is 26703ST.OO.A027CA.01: blue dial, yellow mark on the inside of the black bezel, polished hands and whit scales, blue rubber strap. 

The green model is 26703ST.OO.A038CA.01: green dial, green mark on the inside of the black bezel, black sub-dial and blackened hands, white scales, green rubber strap.

The orange model is  26703ST.OO.A070CA.01: orange dial, orange mark on the inside of the black bezel, black sub-dial and blackened hands, white scales, orange rubber strap.

The yellow model is 26703ST.OO.A051CA.01: yellow dial, yellow mark on the inside of the black bezel, black sub-dial and blackened hands, white scales, yellow rubber strap.



Among these four models, only green model is available at Geneva stores, while other three models can be ordered in the stores all over the world. Today we appreciate the yellow model 26703ST.



It is the first time for Audemars Piguet to pursue the colorful.

Top brands usually tend to be conservative, but Audemars Piguet is uncharacteristically this time, pursuing brilliant colors. Although the bright lemon yellow appears on the wrist, it really makes people feel very fashionable and eye-catching. But I personally think that this is not good. First, under the economic downturn, the taste of the consumers is definitely old-fashioned. Only when the economy is booming, everyone will pursuing exaggerated and fashionable. Second, it destroys the tonality of traditional top brands. Hublot can play cool colors, because they have no historical burden, they are staring at sports stars or actors, but as a long-established family brand, Audemars Piguet is not suitable. Of course, this is just my personal opinion, welcome to speak and discuss with each other.



Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph has a lot of functions.

This watch is not only a little more colorful. This is the first time that Audemars Piguet combines the concepts of chronograph and diving watch. The case of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph is a typical dive watch style with a 42 mm diameter and a thickness of 14.75 mm. The stainless steel case is also uses the Audemars Piguet's top quality sanding style with 8 screw-shaped octagonal bezels(top straight brushed, beveled side height polished). As a diving watch with a waterproof capacity of 300 meters, the diving bezel is indispensable. It is equipped with an inner diving rotating bezel, which is activated by a 10 o'clock crown.



The 26703ST is also a chronograph, and there are two more chronograph buttons on the left side of the case. The dial is decorated with Audemars Piguet's iconic Mega Tapisserie plaid pattern. The dial is a typical horizontal two-eye chronograph layout, with a second dial at 3 o'clock, a 30-minute counter dial at 9 o'clock. But the two-eye layout is not the same as the three-eye layout of the Royal Oak chronograph, indicating that the movements are completely different. Unfortunately, this watch does not contain the FP's integrated chronograph movement Cal. 2385. But the 3124/3841 movement, which is the Dubois-depraz chronograph module superimposed on the 3120 movement.

Tip for distinguishing the movement.

From the situation of the side button, we can analyze whether the integrated/superimposed chronograph movement. The chronograph button and the crown axis are three points and one line is the integrated chronograph movement, and the three points dislocation is the chronograph movement of the superimposed module.



Through the sapphire bottom, you can enjoy the 3124/3841 movement. Since the DD module is superimposed on the dial side, there is no chronograph mechanism on the bottom side. It looks like the 3120. The vibration frequency of the movement is 3 Hz and has 59 diamonds.



Royal Oak Offshore Diver Chronograph 26703ST is expensive than the non-chronograph watch. But it has a good quality and good performance, so it is worth purchasing.