The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica is one of the most powerful designs in the entire history of horology, one that has carried Audemars Piguet as a brand on its shoulders while all other collections — Millenary, Edward Piguet, Jules Audemars — have died off its side, the Code 11.59 having yet to prove it can snatch some of the limelight from this 1972 classic.
In its own right, the Royal Oak Offshore has become an absolute rockstar among watches: It successfully preceded the big-watch trend by becoming the big, bulky, and brash sibling of the slim Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica. Although immensely heavy and somewhat ungainly when rendered in anything denser than titanium, it is one bewitchingly cool object irrespective of the metal it is made from.
Five new watches make up the Audemars Piguet 1017 ALYX 9SM collaboration: The Audemars Piguet 1017 ALYX 9SM Royal Oak Selfwinding 37mm comes in 18k yellow gold, the 1017 ALYX 9SM Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm adds a chronograph and four millimeters to the mix.
All watches feature the latest-generation Audemars Piguet movements, the Royal Oak Selfwinding 37mm sports Calibre 5909, a barely 4mm thick movement with 4Hz frequency and 60 hours of power reserve, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm Replica Watches is powered by Calibre 4409, a chronograph that ditched the date display but adds a flyback function combined with a vertical clutch and column wheel, as befits a modern chronograph movement. It runs for 70 hours at a frequency of 4Hz.
Anyone who’s ever worn a watch fitted with a solid-gold bracelet and case will never forget the weight that is inseparable from such a lavish and luxurious exterior, and it’s worth knowing that the Royal Oak, and especially Buy Cheap Luxury Replica Watches, are on the hefty end of what is already the heavyweight league of luxury watches.
The good news is that the Royal Oak Selfwinding 37mm is just 9.1mm Luxury Copy Watch thick all cased up, making for an impressively thin and wearable watch even in all-gold. The 41mm wide chronograph version is 12.4mm thick — a hair thicker than a Rolex Daytona in gold — while the real heavy-hitters are the gargantuan Royal Oak Offshore 42mm pieces at 15.2 mm thick.