As we first saw in January 2012 (thanks, Hodinkee), Audemars Piguet is launching the Royal Oak Offshore Diver in a forged carbon case with ceramic bezel this year. This is the second model in the ROO Diver line, the first being the AP ROO Diver Ref 15703 which debuted to much acclaim in 2010. Unchanged from the Ref 15703 are the dimensions (42mm, 13.75mm thick), mega-tapisserie dial, inner-rotating timing ring, and the AP Caliber 3120 automatic movement. However, the yellow accents (in particular the 15-minute arc on the timing ring) and forged carbon case unquestionably breathe more life into this new piece as compared to its monotone sibling. As for me — despite the 9-word long name and the IWC Aquatimer 2000 (Ref 356810)-like colors — I like it.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Royal Oak Forged Carbon
42mm forged carbon case, AP automatic mechanical Caliber 3120, inner rotating ring with diving scale, luminescent hour-markers and hands, rubber strap
Wrist Shot by Jason Heaton @HODINKEE
The Audemars Piguet ROO Diver Ref 15703