(photos: Audemars Piguet) Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch | US$tba | www.audemarspiguet.com
fancy diving into the deep blue with outlandishly pricey watch? well, here’s one that you could own if you have deep pockets or a burgeoning bank account. introduced two years ago, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch is AP’s first real dive watch and the 2012 edition is looking a little more towards the sporty side of things, thanks to its carbon fiber construction and accents of yellow on its hour and minute hands, and the 15-minute arc. tucked within its 42mm stainless steel case is the Audemars Piguet Self-winding Calibre 3120 movement, protected by glareproofed sapphire crystal. the Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch features a black dial with the exclusive “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, inner rotating flange with diving scale, and water resistance to 300 meters (1000 feet). frankly, those features mean little to us, cos’ all we know is that we appreciate minimalist beauty and the Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch embodies what we appreciate. however, if getting all complicated and all exclusive are what you are after, there is also the Royal Oak Offshore Sébastien Buemi Edition up for grab. though it is worthy to note that the latter has a limited production run of just 250 pieces, presumably worldwide. no word on the pricing and the exact availability of the Audemars Piguet 2012 Royal Oak Offshore Dive Watch at this point in time.