These new models all have an internal self-winding Audemars Piguet Caliber 3120 visible through sapphire casebacks. It is one of the best finishes in any diving watch. The first element that catches your eye is the large 22k gold rotor, which features the crests of the Audemars Piguet Replica families. Peer deeper, you will find a large balance wheel with a sloped bridge and a skillful application on the hill of Castillon de Genève as well as a nice shape balancing bridge. The caliber 3120 beats at 3Hz and has a 60-hour power reserve.
There are really not many real high-end diving watches in this price range, because competitors such as Dave Phillips or Vacheron Constantin do not produce as much gold in this category as Audemars. The Hublot Blast Line is obviously similarly bold and attitude, but those are not divers. Things like Blancpain’s Fifty Hidden (or Milspec Edition), though it is more traditional and classic, compared to the prosperity and vitality of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Divers. Of course, as I mentioned at the beginning of this article, many potential buyers of these new offshore variants are not even interested in the competition because it may be faithful AP fans, who are picking a lot of these. Some critics will certainly think that these are too blatant, but I don’t think there is anything wrong with this, especially because their construction is exemplary. Audemars gold-clad Royal Oak Offshore Diver sells for $19,900 in 2018 in new colors.
Audemars Piguet continues to quietly introduce some of the most important ladies’ watches on the market, which is a fact that is often overlooked by the shadow of its massively popular Royal Oak Men’s Collection. This year at SIHH, the ladies of two new knockoff watches at Royal Oak Collection may change once and for all. First, the increasing presence of Audemars gold in jewelry watches introduces the Royal Oak concept lady’s flying flywheel. It goes beyond the high-level gemsetting, including a complex, and represents the first time ever for Audemars. It is also proud of the location of the important Royal Oak collection in the brand. The new Royal Oak double-balance wheel sand gold hollowing is another winner. Designed as “a smaller wrist,” this watch also leads the curve when it comes to ladies’ fake watches.
The Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Scrub Matte Gold Hollow is a decorative, 37mm version of the non-rubbed men’s Royal Oak Double Balance launched in 2016, with the same hollow caliber 3132. The reputation of the sport is that it has two balance wheels and two hairsprings swing on the same axis, theoretically counteracting each other’s rate error. The result is a more accurate and more stable watch.
Swiss Movement is done manually and hollowed out to show the depth of the bridge, and a combination of two-tones is proposed: Balance, upper balance bridge, index, and hand are pink or yellow gold, while the rest is yttrium plating. Cases and bracelets are matte gold, continuing Audemars gold-clad cooperation with Florentine jewelry designer Caroline Bucci and a technique called the Florence method of shrinking gold to create a sparkling spark, such as snow.
The last year was introduced to the ladies’ oaks. 37mm, 18k white gold AP Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Frosted Gold Openworked is priced at $76,000. There is also a case of a 37mm rose gold version, not frosted, and the price is $68,500.