As someone blessed with the wrist size of a female Disney protagonist drawn in the 60s, big, chunky watches aren’t always my top pick. Which means a lot of the horological greats are automatically ruled out, especially icons like the perfect replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore and occasionally, the Royal Oak as well. Someone at Le Brassus appears to have heeded the cries of the thin-wristed, and has provided a 37mm version of the iconic Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Extra-Thin RD#3 model. Swiss made fake Audemars Piguet has introduced this size, for the first time ever, thanks to the all-new Caliber 2968 whose unique engineering style allows it to be placed in smaller case sizes.
It’s an exceptionally thin movement, even by ultra-thin movement standards. The luxury fake Audemars Piguet maintains the 8.1mm thickness of the 39mm RD#3 version, so the thickness of the caliber remains unchanged as well, at an astounding 3.4mm. A 3.4mm caliber that manages to pack a tourbillon, have a power reserve of 50 hours and is water resistant up to 50 meters. Not surprisingly, RD here stands for research and development – a suffix added by 1:1 replica Audemars Piguet to its most sophisticated works of engineering.
The dial, as the eagle-eyed among you may have noticed, is purple. It’s not the first time AAA replica Audemars Piguet has gone with a purple dial, but it makes more sense on a smaller watch, as the color broadens the visual appeal of the watch, enticing a wider base of customers than before. Not that they’ll be able to buy it, because this watch is limited in production, launched primarily to add final punctuation to the glorious collection of watches launched to commemorate the best quality copy Audemars Piguet Royal Oak’s 50th anniversary. While it’s radical in certain respects, it’s fairly traditional in other ways, sticking to a stainless steel form only, including the case, bracelet and folding clasp. And yet, it commands a price tag of Rs 1.42 crore (excluding taxes) although that’s largely down to the flying tourbillon and the ultra-thin movement.