When a luxury replica watch brand has a hit on its hands, it is not uncommon for the company to create a spin-off of the popular model. It’s a way to create a fresh, often brasher, version of the watch for a new audience without alienating the fans of the original. Think the Rolex Deepsea to the Sea-Dweller, the Patek Philippe Aquanaut to the Nautilus, the Omega Planet Ocean to the Seamaster Diver 300M.
Differences & Similarities: Royal Oak Vs. Royal Oak Offshore
At first glance, it is easy to spot the design traits shared between Swiss made replica Royal Oak (RO) and the Royal Oak Offshore (ROO); they do, after all, have similar shapes. However, if you look at them side by side, it is clear that the ROO is bulkier in size and personality.
Men’s Royal Oak watches are typically 41mm and smaller, while the men’s Royal Oak Offshore watches are characteristically 42mm and larger. Plus, the vast majority of Royal Oak Offshore models are chronographs, making them even larger on the wrist. Although both watches are undeniably sporty, the Royal Oak Offshore has a bolder design approach, while the Royal Oak takes the subtler route.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica collection is home to plenty of colors, modern materials like rubber and ceramic, and primarily consists of chronographs and diver’s watches. On the other hand, the Royal Oak models lean more towards traditional metals, leather, and classic colors — plus, the standard Royal Oak features a simple time and date dial. However, it’s important to mention that there are plenty of complicated versions too, such as Royal Oak Chronograph, Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, and Royal Oak Tourbillon.
What is the Royal Oak Concept?
There is another important Royal Oak collection currently produced by Audemars Piguet: the Royal Oak Concept. AP describes their Best Audemars Piguet Replica collection as “where ultra-modern technical precision meets cutting-edge micro-mechanics to create perfect harmony between case and movement” – and this description certainly holds.
While the Royal Oak Offshore collection is a bolder take on the classic Royal Oak, it is within the Royal Oak Concept collection where you will find “halo pieces” featuring state-of-the-art materials, skeletonized movements, flying tourbillons, and minute repeater complications.
The Royal Oak Jumbo
When Audemars Piguet first released the Royal Oak, it became known as the “Jumbo” in some circles due to its larger-than-average size. While 39mm is far from large by today’s watch standards, the name has stuck to describe a particular set of Audemars Piguet Replica Watches.
The Royal Oak “Jumbo” is the name given to the original reference 5402ST or to subsequent models that were developed to honor that original reference. Royal Oak Jumbo models have ultra-thin 39mm cases, lack a seconds hand, and most of them are powered by the Caliber 2121 automatic movement. These are officially called the Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin watches by the brand.
Royal Oak Chronograph vs. Royal Oak Offshore
Again, one of the major differences between the pair is the proportion of the watches – the RO Offshore is beefier, heavier, and bolder in style. Additionally, the Royal Oak Offshore high-quality replica watch will have design details such as rubber and/or ceramic-capped chronograph pushers and a visible gasket under the octagonal bezel. The Offshore’s dial is also different as it includes a tachymeter scale and most of them have sub-registers positioned at 6, 9, and 12 o’clock instead of the more traditional 3, 6, 9, layout.
Royal Oak or Offshore?
From traditional and (comparatively) conservative to bold, high-tech, and in-your-face, the various Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica Swiss Made collections offer a wealth of diversity on the iconic Royal Oak aesthetic.
Provided that you are even partially open to the Royal Oak’s fundamental design language, you will almost certainly find a model that has a place on your wrist.
If your tastes veer more towards oversized watches and punchy designs – or you’re looking for a diving watch – then the Luxury Royal Oak Offshore Replica range would likely be more your speed. Alternatively, if you’re more into the classic 1970’s sport watch de luxe vibe, then the classic Royal Oak line is your best bet. Regardless of which route you go, both the Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Offshore are legendary Audemars Piguet watches that transformed the luxury watch industry, as we know it.