AP Royal Oak Review
Since 1972 the AP Royal Oak and its unique design have captivated watch enthusiasts with much admiration. It wasn’t only the design which flipped the watchmaking world on its head, it was the fact that in 1972 the AP Royal Oak became the first luxury steel sports watch.
It’s one of those things that we look back on and have a hard time believing but yes it took that long for a Luxury Audemars Piguet Replica Watches manufacturer to develop the most popular type of watch in the world today, a luxury steel sports watch.
Audemar Piguet is one of the 3 main watchmaking houses in the world and the Royal Oak is what helped them cement their position on the throne.
For many it’s the Grand Tapisserie guilloche dial, for others it’s the octagonal case shape, and for many like me it’s the integrated bracelet. Needless to say, the AP Royal Oak isn’t short on things to love and what’s most impressive is that this Audemars Piguet Replica is unique. The AP Royal Oak isn’t borrowing from other watches. It sets its own course and that has to be commended.
AP Royal Oak Movements & In-House Calibres
The Perfect Replica AP Royal Oak collection has many different complications which require a handful of finely crafted in-house movements. Some are simple three hand movements and some take months to manufacture like the Grande Complication or Tourbillon.
Common characteristics of the AP Royal Oak movements are excellent power reserves, high degree of accuracy, they are executed to perfection for the desired complication(s), and every detail has a superior finish.
The guilloche dial of the AP Royal Oak Famous Replica is stunning and definitely one of its most recognizable / interesting design features. One can argue that the dial on the AP Royal Oak might be the single best dial in all of watchmaking.
For those of you who may not know what a guilloche dial is, I’ll give you a simple definition. A Guilloche Dial is a watch dial that is decorated with intricate geometric patterns that repeat across the surface. There is no strict shape or pattern to follow as long as it can repeat itself.
What many appreciate about the dial is that Audemars Piguet Replica Watch has perfectly blended beauty with function. The ornate dial doesn’t take away from the watch’s legibility but rather enhances it. Overall the perfect execution of the dial has played a major role in this watch’s success.
Octagonal Case Design
Before 1972 an octagonal case shape couldn’t be found and if it was it was from a small niche watchmaker. To say that going with an outside the box case design paid off is an understatement. Since the inception of the Cheap AP Royal Oak Replica, straight lines and octagonal cases have gone mainstream.
As much as watchmakers other than Audemar Piguet try to make this design their own, it’s always hard pressed to not view these watches as imitators or homage watches.
The current AP Royal Oak collection has 129 references. It would be too much to list all of them here but we do want to highlight some notable ones that are worth checking out.
AP Royal Oak Gold
A powerful gold-on-gold edition with “Petite Tapisserie” dial, in glowing tribute to the 19 77 Best Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin Replica, the first forged in yellow gold.
18-carat yellow gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback.
Yellow-gold toned dial with “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, yellow gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating
18-carat yellow gold bracelet with AP folding clasp.
AP Royal Oak Blue Dial Stainless Steel
The blue dial of this 41mm Selfwinding Royal Oak Replica vs Real offers new subtle details: wider indexes, a minute train printed on the external area, and a date window further away from the centre.
Stainless steel case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, screw-locked crown.
Blue dial with “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
Stainless steel bracelet with AP folding clasp.