An addition to the line that is not meant to replace any existing model, the new 34 mm watch is now the smallest mechanical Replica Royal Oak for ladies, with the smallest, 33 mm model being quartz, and the next-largest automatic having a 37 mm case.
The new watch fills a gap in the diverse Royal Oak line-up – a watch compact enough for ladies but with a mechanical movement.
While the new 34 mm model is not explicitly described as a women’s watch, it is in all but name, as Audemars Piguet Replica already has a 37 mm model as the medium-sized men’s Royal Oak. That said, the proportions of the 34 mm case remind me of the Royal Oak ref. 4100 of the 1970s and 1980s, which was then a large-sized men’s watch and 36 mm in diameter, not too much larger than the new model.
Importantly, it has a mechanical movement – long absent for the ladies’ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica – and the versions with the diamond-set bezels offer a bit of bling to go along with the iconic design.
The steel version with a diamond-set bezel is the only one to have the blue-grey dial – the most popular colour for the Audemars Piguet Replica Watch collection at large – while the rest are equipped with silver dials.