The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Navy replica ref. 26170ST.OO.D305CR.01 watch was launched as a special edition model within the Royal Oak Offshore Themes line many years ago. The second Navy belongs to a friend from London. Guys, thanks for sharing such a wonderful weekend with us. The watch we are reviewing here, belongs to Fer, a close friend from Mexico who is crazy about the color blue.
A classic masculine sports watch; the mens fake Royal Oak Offshore Navy watch comes fully-equipped with 3 navy sub-dials for timing minutes, seconds and hours elapsed. The 44mm stainless steel bezel is mounted on a stainless steel caseback by 8 hexagonal nuts. The inner bezel hosts a tachymeter whilst the white dial sports a subtle Grande Tapisserie pattern and an aperture for viewing the date. Tied together with a navy hornback-leather strap.
The Navy, as it’s name describes it, comes with the most beautiful white dial with navy blue chrono registers and a matching navy blue crocodile hornback strap with white stitching. Contrary to what most pictures depict —including ours—‚ the Arabic numerals and the hour/minute/seconds hands are also navy blue and not black. The contrast between the blue chrono registers and the white méga tapisserie is just mesmerizing. The white flange also creates a very well balanced look and perfectly clean lines.
Based on what we’ve experienced in the online watch collecting communities, the Royal Oak Offshore Navy has always been a model that many refer to as the least popular Offshore and one that you rarely run into in the wild.
The biggest difference between the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Navy and older Royal Oak Offshores —including some of the models in the Themes lineup— is that the Navy is fitted with the newer Audemars Piguet Chronograph calibre 3126/3840 —with 59 jewels, 365 parts and an approximate power-reserve of 55 hours— instead of the AP caliber 2326/2840 fitted on older models.
To round out the blue look of this watch, the ‘Therban’ pushers and crown are also navy blue. The strap, just like all other Offshore hornback straps, is very comfortable and one of the nicest finishing touches to this Royal Oak Offshore chronograph copy watch. The strap is fitted with a deployant buckle that is also very comfortable and easy to use.