By default the dial shows you a number of things. You have the time, date, synchronized 24 hour hand (for AM/PM), date, day of the week, and US timezone indicator. This version of the watch is clearly for the US given indicators such as LAX, DEN, NYC, and well LON. You can change the timezone easily by pulling out the crown and the time easily adjusts for you. Pulling out the crown and turning the crown is also how you access features such as the chronograph and alarm. If you press the pushers with the crown in other settings you'll get other information that you may need the instructions to decipher. Once you learn it though, this watch proves to be nice looking and pretty geektastic.Read more ›
If the robotic arm had robot eyes then it would likely have been able to see the dial in the murky depths. Rolex uses their very nice CHROMALIGHT lume in blue for the dial, which is surrounded by a massive chapter ring (and we thought it was big on the regular Rolex Deepsea). The bezel insert is ceramic, done in Rolex's proprietary Cerachrom material with platinum colored numerals. For a piece that will likely never be produced in any commercial capacity, Rolex is sure going through a lot of effort to tease people.
In forged carbon, the Royal Oak Diver changes a bit and goes up in price. More seasoned AP fans will certainly enjoy this - even in addition to the steel model. Audemars Piguet ups the sport theme of the piece with the black dial mixed with yellow elements such as the minute hand. This look hearkens back to one of the original forged carbon watches - which was the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Forged Carbon that many people nicknamed the Bumble Bee. You can see how these two watches exist in the same family.Read more ›