What watch collector doesn't love big swag from the watch brands? Well, since most of us do, here's one of those very special AP clocks to get you drooling and aspiring for one. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Table Clock is perhaps one of the most rare and least common clocks gifted by AP and one that you rarely see in the wild. This table clock, just like the Royal Oak Desk clock we featured here is also fitted with the 'Le Brassus' themed wooden stand and it was released in 2016. The AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver clock we have here was designed after the Royal Oak Offshore Diver ref. 15710ST.OO.A002CA.02 with silver-toned dial —full hands-on review by us here— and the only thing missing is the date function. Below see the picture of the Royal Oak Offshore Diver we are talking about.
Perfectly packed in one of those dark green boxes you all love, you will find the clock —measuring 66 mm in diameter, 28 mm in thickness and with a total weight of 340 grams— perfectly packed and secured, the Le Brassus inspired wooden stand, a instruction and warranty booklet and a small black sueded pouch for you to take the clock with you while you travel.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver clock is simply out of this world and is cased in a satin-brushed finished case with two AP signed crowns just like those on the Royal Oak Offshore Diver ref. 15710ST.OO.A002CA.02 with silver-toned dial. While the crown at 3 o'clock is utilized to activate or deactivate the alarm, the crown located between 10 and 11 o'clock is just for looks and stationary.
For this particular table clock, AP went to the extent to even put a black rubber gasket between the bezel and the case of the clock to make sure that it would truly look like its wristwatch counterpart.
The dial, in the same silver-tone color as the dial on the ROO Diver is extremely well finished jwith its mega tapisserie and with an inner flange bezel that unfortunately in the case of this clock doesn't rotate but which looks just like the one on the watch. Regardless, the look of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver clock is simply out of this world.
Powered by a quartz movement —unsure whether the movement is made by AP or not— the clock comes with two small knobs to set the time and the alarm. These knurled knobs, located right above where the double cell batteries are located, are perhaps the biggest downside to the clock because in order to use them, one needs to push down really hard and then turn them at the same time in the proper direction —not only a painful operation on the fingers but also quite complicated.
For those of you that would prefer to put the clock on a flat surface without having to use the enclosed wooden stand, on its back side, there is an octagonal shaped stand that one can pull out just like that on the Royal Oak clock.
In sum, there are desk clocks and then there's the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Table Clock —a must have for any discerning AP watch collector. Now, since Audemars Piguet doesn't offer this clock for sale, we can tell you that if you want one really bad there are only two ways of getting one. The first one is to buy a ton of AP watches and maybe if you get lucky you might get one from an AP boutique, and the other, is to try to find one for sale by a private watch collector. Now, if you decide to go with the latter, just remember that these clocks are not cheap and the price you'll end up paying will be directly correlated to how bad you want one.
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