The Audemars Piguet Replica watch was provocative, not only because of its price but mostly because of its unprecedented design. The basic but novel idea of Genta was to apply some concepts of jewellery into watchmaking. Until then, watches were basically designed as a sum of elements: a case, a strap, a movement and a dial that, all together, would create a timepiece.
Genta came up with an object to be seen as a single, consistent design, where case, bracelet and dial were part of a whole. This would later be named the luxury sports copy watch category, with its definition created after the Royal Oak’s design.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica watch, known as reference 5402ST, was a mix of classic AP elements – ultra-thin movement, guilloché dial, high-end decoration and superior quality of the finishing – with otherwise unfamiliar specifications – use of steel, integration of a bracelet, decent water-resistance, time-and-date display and clear nautical inspiration.
And if the 1972 design was provocative, it gave birth to an array of competitors to become a true watchmaking category in its own right… and the most popular of them all, indeed. Still, the Royal Oak 5402ST Replica Watchwas often copied but rarely equalled. It was produced – under series A, B, C and D, all with slight evolutions on the dial/bracelet/movement – until the late 1970s.
The normal surface of the watch has been removed and replaced with a brushed metal surface without a time identifier. There is a date window at 3 o’clock, but apart from that, the only other markings are the 1017 ALYX 9SM logo on the lower half and theAudemars Piguet Replica logo on the upper half.
Mad Paris also deleted the traditional Piguet buckle and replaced it with a Cobra Belt style buckle, which is made of two-tone silver and gold stainless steel.
Royal Oak replica watches are attractive in most appearances-usually the simpler the better-not only because of their design, but also because of the complex and complicated case surface. The unique feature of the titanium tourbillon is its clean, modern dial, which complements the industrial chic style of the case design.
As an automatic movement, it is an upgrade to the current Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica with a manual winding movement. More importantly, calibration. The 2950 movement has a variety of attractive technical characteristics, including the large watch-style winding lugs, which will attract real watch nerds.