The word iconic is one of the most overused and abused words in the watch industry, however, I bet everyone agrees that the Royal Oak IS a true design icon. A watch that defined the modern luxury sports update watch. Et voilà, there’s the luxury sports watch, an archetype that has never seemed more relevant than today, as demand for such watches is higher, much higher, than availability.
Best Replica Audemars Piguet watches 41mm case is just 6.1mm thick and is fashioned out of titanium with a platinum bezel and bracelet interlinks. The watch is powered by the self-winding calibre 5133 with perpetual calendar, day/night and astronomical moon indication. This 32mm calibre ticks at the unusual pace of 2.75 Hz and offers a 40h-power reserve. Subtle, elegant with great wrist presence.
The movement is an evolution of the AP in-house calibre 3120, a self-winding movement that is normally regulated by one balance wheel. Here, it actually gets a second balance wheel, and the balance staff carries one balance wheel on each side of the movement to enhance accuracy and stability, making this into a ‘double balance wheel’.
A feast for the eyes, the Audemars Piguet Royal OaksReplica movement is completely openworked and superbly hand-finished. It is presented in a 41mm case paired with a bracelet.
The Replica Audemars Piguet Millenary Frosted Gold Opal Dial is my horological fantasy come true. Appealing on an aesthetic and technical level, the Millenary Frosted Gold Opal Dial wears its beating heart on its sleeve and plays with volume, texture, and light in a contemporary key. Feminine yet assertive, this Millenary model flies in the face of traditional women’s watches.
Measuring 39.5mm in diameter, the pink gold case of the Millenary Frosted Gold might seem large on paper, but when worn, its elongated oval dimensions spread out horizontally on the wrist offering a generous window on the mesmerising dial.
The three-dimensional architecture of calibre 5201 forms an integral part of the aesthetics of the Best Audemars Piguet Replica watch. The regulating organ – balance, pallet and escapement – is positioned on the dial side of the watch allowing the wearer to view the heart of the movement at a glance.
The oval shape of calibre 5201 was tailor-made by AP for the Millenary family. This manual-winding movement, with 157 parts, a 49-hour power reserve, has a frequency of 3Hz to keep the hours, minutes and small seconds in perfect synch.
Wearing the Audemars Piguet Replica watch is a sensory adventure: the weight of the gold on your wrist; the grainy texture of the frosted gold contrasting with the satin-finished smoothness of other case parts; the slinky polished Polish bracelet; and naturally, the visual spectacle of the movement in motion enhanced with the psychedelic opalescence of the dial.