The design approach of the watch is very similar to the Gerald Genta Fantasy watches of the 1990s. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Replica dial does have a cartoonish aspect to it, which is doubtlessly the desired outcome given the comic-book inspiration.
Black paint is applied in layers to create shading, while certain portions of the costume are left unpainted, revealing polished white gold surfaces for contrast. Both the engraving and painting takes some 30 hours according to Audemars Piguet.
Measuring 42 mm wide and 14.6 mm high – thin for a Royal Oak Concept – the case sticks to the sculpted, angular style of past Best Royal Oak Concept Replica watches – characterised by a slightly arched profile – but with the modest addition of vented titanium inserts on the lugs that are inspired by Black Panther’s costume.
Made entirely of titanium, the case is topped by a black ceramic bezel. Both are finished in the traditional Royal Oak manner, which means alternating brushed and polished surfaces done to an extremely high standard.
Visible below the Black Panther figure on the Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica Watch dial, the titanium base plate is inlaid with panels of uneven, relief polygonal surfaces that are modelled on the superhero’s suit. The bridges are further treated with a black and grey coating to highlight the engraved pattern.