The Best Royal Oak Self-Winding Perpetual Calendar Ultra-Thin Replica— casually and affectionately known as the RD #2 — falls in the former category of strategic incremental improvements that edge closer to perfection.That 6.2mm-thick measurement is the fully encased and ready-to-wear watch. Crafted in titanium, the 41mm-wide RD#2 exemplifies the high standard of finishing that Audemars Piguet has for its watches.
And the dazzling results it produces compared to some other recent titanium releases. Housed inside is the Calibre 5133 — the same movement as the previous Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica variants — which clocks in at only 2.89mm-thick. David Bredan broke down the ingenious movement and its intelligent display in his hands-on review, and I highly recommend reading it for a thorough understanding of the caliber 5133’s mechanical prowess.
This ultra-thin perpetual calendar movement displays the day, date, month, and moonphases, tracks the leap year, provides a day/night indicator, and, of course, hours and minutes. You can observe the movement comprised of 256 parts beating away at 2.75Hz (19,800 VPH) through the sapphire caseback.
This uncommon frequency yields a 40-hour power reserve, which, by normal standards is disappointing but is understandable for a perpetual calendar. I would have liked to see improvement here by the Audemars Piguet Replica Watches third iteration.
The most obvious update is the dial. Beneath the flat sapphire crystal is a smoky blue-to-black gradient with a sunburst finish. It lacks the tapisserie dial the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica is known for, which can be found on the first-generation RD#2, but makes up for the somewhat flat appearance of the vertically brushed second-generation dial. The addition of snailed black subdials provides immediate contrast, improving legibility while also giving the ultra-thin watch a sporty appearance.
A full titanium case and bracelet construction with brushed surfaces and polished bevels, instead of the mixed metal and polished scratch-magnet bezel of the previous generations, rounds out the shift to a more athletic-designed sports watch. Despite this shift, the AAA Audemars Piguet Replica retains its 20m water-resistance rating.
With a perfectly balanced dial, ideal case material, functional finishing, and an effortlessly elegant movement, the newest Audemars Piguet Replica Store checks all the boxes of the horological endgame.