OffShore "VOLCANO"

In order to quiet some critics regarding the sometimes overrated "in-house dilemma" with the Offshore, AP have just coughedup this new in-house movement. Since this is one of their most popular movements, it was only a mater of time that they eventually make it their own. I guess the "Volcano" is only the beginning of the transition of all OffShores to the new 3126/3840 calibre.

Now, many fanatics are ready to plunge themselves in a metaphysical debate (and keep ballbusting...) about the profound and troubling intricacies regarding the modular vs. the integrated movement construction bla bla bla... Hey, I have an idea! We should all pitch in to make a sort of Mad Max "thunder-dome". We put them in there, two at a time, and then let them beat themselves to death with long soft foam sticks. Whoever gets tired first looses the argument. What do you think?

Ejem... almost forgot. It sure looks like the color combos at AP are running out. Is it just me, or are the later Offshore models stating to get on the "freakish" side? Incredibly, this one compared to some others I have seen is quite conservative (especially some LEs made for Jewelers). Not sure if it is such a good idea to make the OffShore so colorful. It's great to make the OffShore more modern, however... this will also make it an item that will eventually loose its appeal.

The Volcano will be a regular collection model (thanks for that!!!) and is expected to be shipped this month world wide. Only 300 are to be made this year. The price should be the same or in very close vicinity of the current OffShores.

Here is more info on the soon to be retired 2326/2840 calibre. Tapestry of Time...

Audemars Piguet...

4 comments:

malingerer said...

That is a fugly watch.. it hurts even to look at. If you wanna be a halloween bling king I guess this would do

raphmeister said...

Looks like my post on the previous movements weren't necessary :) It does look pretty bad in the picture. Wonder if it will be any better in the metal. Thanks for early preview. Cheers

KronosClub said...

On the contrary, it is very useful in light of this recent introduction.

Things could develop similarly to the new movement of the Rolex Daytona, some think that the older Zenith movement was better... Time will tell if the new movement is better than the old, but for now we just can wait and see.

Anonymous said...

Glad I got my black "themes", not crazy about the typeset on the new numbers. Really don't like the color combo. Hope AP has better up its sleeve