When the Royal Oak was unveiled in 1972 it took the entire watch world by surprise. Back then, luxury timepieces were extravagant dressy models manufactured from solid gold and of considerably small size. Audemars Piguet chose to break the rules and master the unique art of creating timeless watches that defy conventions and everything that is considered ordinary. Its timepieces are luxury sports models made from amazing steel with a powerful design that revolutionizes modern watchmaking.
The beautiful original Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz has a glare proofed sapphire crystal and case back with a dial made of sapphire dial and a spiraled decorative patterns. You can also see the beautifully crafted gold applied Roman numerals and its gold hands that show off opulence. When it comes to its bracelet, this beautiful watch has a beautifully hand-stitched crocodile with 950 platinum or 18 carat pink gold AP folding clasp. It comes with the following functions: minute repeater, tourbillon, chronograph and of course, hours minutes and small seconds. The 504 parts make this watch a masterpiece and definitely contribute to its great mechanism.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Quartz is one of the most incredible watches out there. It is definitely one of the watches suited for a king and its design makes it on the edge between modern lines and classical styles. The original watch comes with a black dial with small seconds counter and pink gold applied Arabic numerals and beautiful pink gold hands that come with luminescent coating. It has a total diameter of 26.6 mm with a 4.26mm movement thickness with module. It has a power reserve of 60 hours and the over 200 pieces it is made of definitely create a beautiful masterpiece.
The thing that is easy recognizable on an AP Royal Oak watch is its unique octagonal shaped bezel manufactured from stainless steel and attached with eight hexagonal screws. Most often, this part of the timepiece is cloned correctly as it is not very complex.
There are also other differences that can be very noticeable; for example, the chronographs and the middle section on the dial are bigger on the replica watch, which made it impossible for the manufacturers to show the rest of the numbers on the lower part of the dial. The original watch doesn’t show numbers for VII, VI IX, VIII, IV and III. The last difference between these two watches is the left chronograph, which encounters the same problems as the right chronograph, the numbers on the original watch are different than the ones on the replica watch meaning that on the original watch we can see numbers 15, 30, 45, 60 while on the replica watch numbers 3, 6, 9, 12 appear.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is a watch that stands out from the crowd. It is a modern and sturdy model that is iconic for avant-garde horology. Its charismatic dial, uniquely shaped bezel and rugged case recommend it for outgoing men with a pronounced sense of fashion.