Some watches tend to stand out through brand name, others through durability and others through an out of this world design. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore is the type of watch that manages to stand out due to all three of these aspects.
The legendary Swiss watchmakers tend to go overboard with their creativity but they always manage to pull it off, creating fantastically precise, durable watches that are also beautiful. The Royal Oak Offshore plays with the classically understood notions of functionality, transforming them into stand out elements that catch your attention.
Other than the interesting play on the numbering and the “Tapisserie” motif of the watch, it also stands out through the quality of the materials used. They guarantee a long life, and excellent functionality proving that the brand has some of the finest mechanisms in the world.
The Royal Oak takes quality materials a step further and plays with grade 5 titanium, forged carbon and ceramic in a unique way, creating an innovative look and feel to their watches. This beautiful watch is a self-winding masterpiece with a data display and a small seconds hand.
The Royal Oak is a limited edition with just 600 pieces being released. This will certainly make it a hard watch to find, and an even harder watch to purchase as it will surely have an impressive price tag. This is where a replica alternative can prove literally lifesaving to those watch enthusiasts that simply must have this Audemars Piguet model.
Here we have two watches, the original AP and a very good replica that can be very hard to tell apart, even by a true specialist.
Details like the engraved logo on the crown, or the almost identical watch case and bezel make the replica a high quality one. The lugs on the rim of the bezel are also identical adding the overall quality of the replica. The watch dial is where the first difference appears as the sub dials at six and nine o’clock seem to be reversed on the replica. This can be easily looked over even by a trained eye as other than their placement, the sub dials look just like on the original.
Other than that, the two watches are very similar with the numbering and magnified date function being as close to identical as possible. Even the Audemars Piguet logo is present on the 3 o’clock side on both watches.
Few replicas can reach such a good level of quality, especially on such a detail rich watch like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak and beside the mix of the sub dials, these two watches are basically indistinguishable