It’s been a while since my last Audemars Piguet replica watch review, but I have a new one for you guys. And it’s not just an ordinary one, it’s about the Audemars Piguet Shaquille. Yes, you got they right, the limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O’Neal. As a big fan of AP replica watches, it was about time to get myself one of these babies. And I have all the reasons to get excited about it. You will see why.
I must admit I have a passion for limited edition watches, especially if we’re talking about a fake Audemars Piguet. Besides having a great design that perfectly mimics the authentic watches, knowing few people own one gives me a nice feeling. Also, from all the AP timepiece collections, the Royal Oak is truly one of a kind. The watches from this collection have a masculine feel. They are hefty and look great on a man’s wrist. Some of you may agree with me when I say that it even gives you a sense of power. That’s what a good watch should do. But now, let’s go in the details and talk about my newest acquisition and one of the best replica Audemars Piguet.
Audemars Piguet Shaquille – Look & Feel
Probably, the most iconic element of this fake Audemars Piguet is the octagonal bezel. It’s attached with eight hexagonal screws and gives it a casual, sporty look. You might say that you can find the same details on a Hublot watch, but I beg to differ. On an Hublot timepiece, for example those from the Big Bang collection, the screw are randomly attached. In my opinion, a timepiece looks better when everything is symmetrical. It gives it a cleaner, more linear look.
The bezel is made from brushed steel, but it also features polished elements on its sides that you can see in the below picture. The combination between the polished and brushed steel gives it an expensive look and makes it look heavy.
Talking about its weight, it’s just right. It’s big and bulky, just what I like in a watch.
The dial, as you may know, features another trademark element for this collection. I am talking about the mega tapisserie pattern. The original Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O’Neal comes with a black dial. Even so, I must say I like it more with a white on. The contrast is higher and the design elements of the dial really stand out. You can clearly see the sub-dials, the numbers and the hour and minute hands.
The leather strap is quite impressive for a replica. I really like how it feels and from the smell you can really tell it’s genuine leather. The sewing is perfect and the red stitches really stand out on the black background. This is one of those high quality replica watches where plenty of attention was given to the details.
Audemars Piguet Movement
This replica has a Quartz movement. Even though some of you may prefer an automatic movement, I think thee Quartz one is just as good. From my experiences with Quartz movement watches, I can say that they are very precise. You won’t find yourself in the situation of having to set the time. That’s why my practical side really appreciates it.
Audemars Piguet Shaquille -The Fold
Summing things up, this limited edition Audemars Piguet Shaquille is a nice addition to my collection. Overall, I am pleased with it. The bulky design is spot on and makes it my kind of watch. I like its masculine feel and the way it looks on my wrist. It’s heavy and the details look good. With the proper care this is the kind of high quality Audemars Piguet replica that will last for a while.
I don’t know about you, but paying just over a couple of dollars for a well-made replica Audemars Piguet Shaquille is a much better option than paying a fortune on a real one. The prices for an authentic Shaq start from somewhere around $20000 and go up to $100000 for a blinged one.