Several years ago, when I had the opportunity to sit across from a very well-respected industry veteran, I complimented her on the perfect fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak she was wearing that day. Today, it is more common to see women wearing a Royal Oak, but it wasn’t so at the time, even in the world of watches. I had heard about her, but it was the first time meeting her in person, and as a conversation starter I began with something like, “AAA replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is such a classic!” And she slowly and quietly responded, “It became a classic,” with a confident smile. I’ve never forgotten that moment.
Until then, I had never really thought about the notion of when a watch gets recognized as a classic. Perhaps, in my mind, it was because most watches described as “classic” have already been cherished for years as classics. To this industry veteran’s point, the luxury fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was, in fact, considered a crazy idea when it was first introduced in the early 1970s. The concept of a luxury sports watch was a novel idea back then, let alone placing a hefty price tag of over CHF 3,000 for a stainless steel sport watch when a solid gold super clone watch ca was sold for around the same price range was a bold move. I can hear people reading this right now sighing, “I wish I had bought one then or could go back to 1972.”
The Dual Time example here treads an interesting cross-section of vintage and modern design. Entering the 1980s and into the 1990s, many of the classic models went through a bit of an update. The proportions of this Dual Time cheap fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak are smaller than the original at 36mm, but that’s what I appreciate about this watch. There is mastery of design within a smaller surface. There is a lot going on with the power-reserve indicator, the date, and the second time zone, the tapisserie dial, and the gold bezel with the hexagonal screws. But when the proportions are right, it looks cohesive. I’m particularly fond of the asymmetry which the power reserve indicator creates on the left side of the dial, adding uniqueness to the watch. Somehow, the two-tone-ness of this Swiss made replica Audemars Piguet tones down the intensity in the best way possible. I may have not considered this Dual Time as a classic in the past, and it has finally become a classic in my mind, but I’d say it’s a classic with a twist, just how I like my watches to be. Check it out, right here.