This Audemars Piguet replica review was waiting to be written for quite some time now so I’m happy I’ve finally got some spare time in order to tackle the subject. Thanks Theo, by the way, for requesting this comparison between the Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Offshore. These are not only two of the most iconic Audemars Piguet replica designs, but some of the most influential and appreciated designs in watchmaking as a whole.
We’re going to take a look at two watches in this Audemars Piguet replica review – the classic Royal Oak Jumbo and the modern Royal Oak Offshore. There’s also the Royal Oak Offshore diver which is somewhere in between these two, but that’s a story for a future post.
As you very well know, these aren’t the only replica watches from AP, there’s the Jules Audemars for example, but really now, how many of you guys have such a replica? Or, how many of you would you choose a Jules Audemars Extra Thin over a Royal Oak if you somehow were forced to have only one watch? You can even google for something like how to spot a fake Audemars Piguet watch and I bet none of the results will focus on anything else than the RO/ ROO.
Also, I’ll try to focus more on the way these babies look and feel rather than get into too much technical detail. After all, they are replica watches, so don’t expect any of them to have earned the Geneva hallmark or who knows what other posh distinction. They do their jobs well and that’s enough for me. Alright then, let’s get to it and see what are the main differences between the three and hopefully, you’ll have an easier time to figure out which one to choose for yourself.
Audemars Piguet Replica Review – The Classic Royal Oak
To my own shame, I must admit that I didn’t give too much attention to APs on my blog. I have this leather strap version which I can’t tell you exactly why, but I prefer this to the classic Royal Oak bracelet and an Cheap Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Skeleton replica which is one of the most interesting replica watches in my collection and such fun to review.
Out of the two, this is by far the most elegant and the most versatile. However, it was originally created as a sports luxury watch back in the early 70’s. It’s relatively thin case makes it a perfect fit even for formal wear, and it’s available in precious metals as well. The best part about this Audemars Piguet replica is its minimalistic design, which makes it very hard to call out.
The quality of Royal Oak replicas out there can be sometimes scary good, as even dealers admit. Most Royal Oaks are fitted with automatic movements and the rotor decoration can be incredible. My point is that even if people generally know how to spot a fake Audemars Piguet watches for sale Royal Oak, they’ll have a hard time doing it. Unless it’s a Audemars Piguet skeleton replica, which isn’t exactly a carbon copy of the original. That would be impossible.
Audemars Piguet Replica Review – The Modern Royal Oak Offshore
Now this is my kind of watch! Big, bulky, modern, in your face design. I guess it’s easy to see the difference between this and the classic Royal Oak. I’d say the Offshore is a classic Royal Oak with every feature exaggerated, from the octagonal bezel, to the tapisserie dial which turned to the mega-tapisserie, numerals, even the date is magnified, and the bracelet a bit bulkier.
While the classic RO is somewhat subtle, the Offshore is exactly the opposite. You’ll get sooo many people staring at your wrist, it’s plain crazy! But the 90’s were all about that and well, that’s when the ROO was design so I guess it’s only natural. I love the ROO, it’s of course a matter of taste, but even so, I don’t see myself wearing it a formal event of any kind. It’s not, by any means, a dress watch. But it is simply awesome!
The Royal Oak offshore diver is, like I said in the beginning, somewhere between the two. I guess AP needed a luxury diver’s watch collection as well. It’s an Audemars Piguet replica that gains popularity fast, but nowhere near the other two, which amongst replica watches, are right there, at the top.
Audemars Piguet Replica Review – Conclusions
Summing things up, I guess it’s ultimately a matter of personal taste. The classic Royal Oak is more on the classy side, while the Royal Oak Offshore is more on the casual/sporty side. Although I like the ROO a lot more, it’s exactly my kind of watch, bulky and masculine, I must admit that if I were to wear only one watch for the rest of my life and if I were to choose only between these two, I’d go for the classic Royal Oak because it is a much more versatile timepiece. That being said, I hoped you enjoyed reading this Audemars Piguet replica review and if you want to contribute, do so in the comments section below.