When Audemars Piguet Replica first launched the Code 11.59, only the perpetual calendar model had an aventurine-glass dial, and it was one of the best looking watches in the line up.
The new dial is a good fit for the case, which was well done to begin with. Featuring a fairly complex construction for a round replica watch, the case is sharply finished. Arguably the only downside of the case is its size, which is not large at 41 mm wide, but feels chunky on the wrist.
The key feature of the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Replica design is the sandwich-style case, which has an octagonal case middle in between the bezel and case back. All of the case elements are finely finished, with brushed top surfaces flanked by polished bevels, just as like a Royal Oak case.
Essentially also powdered glass mixed with pigments, the Audemars Piguet Replicaenamel mixture melts along with the ground aventurine glass during the firing process, creating a finely flecked surface that is then polished to be perfectly smooth.
Over on the back, the cal. 2950 is visible. It has a 65-hour power reserve, along with a flying tourbillon regulator.
When Audemars Piguet Replicalaunched the Code 11.59 last year, the best looking of the collection were the two watches with smoked enamel dials, which were the minute repeater and flying tourbillon. The base models, on the other hand, were plain and looked a bit flat.
With the same case as the standard version, the Bolshoi edition looks and feels identical on the wrist. Though the watch isn’t overly large at 41 mm by 10.7 mm, it feels a bit bigger than it measures. At the same time, it is also feels solid in the hand.
The sapphire crystal is curved on two planes – something Audemars Piguet Replica Watches China often cites as a key feature of the watch – that creates an interesting but not noteworthy optical effect. Fortunately, the crystal is coated with an antireflective coating, so the curvature doesn’t affect legibility at all.
Simultaneously, the complicated case construction means the nooks and crannies accumulate dust and grime swiftly – which you also notice when it’s on the wrist.
The Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica dial is a splendid piece of craftsmanship. It has the same look that other brands usually execute with lacquer, but instead in fired enamel.
A rich, compelling blue at the centre, the dial darks towards the edges, with an even graduation of tone around the dial. Such an effect is achieved not with darker enamel, but a slightly thicker layer of enamel at the edges.
The raised flange for the minute numerals is black lacquered, rather than enamel, but the colour matches the Fake Audemars Piguet dial well, resulting in an almost-seamless transition from dial to flange.
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.