For the most part, this was how I felt when I first got this 37mm Quality Replica AP Openworked. There’s a lot to understand and even more to appreciate, but I feel I’ve finally got my head around it, to the extent that that’s possible with a watch like this.
The Watch & Its Movement
For the first time in 2018, Audemars Piguet finally released the acclaimed Royal Oak in a 37mm case. This obviously opened up the question of whether this watch was designed for men or women, to which I say, both. This should have always been, and should now always, be the case for all Luxury Audemars Piguet Replica watches.
This time-only piece holds an in-house movement, the Audemars Piguet Calibre 3132, best recognized for its two balance wheels and dual balance springs on a single axis. This improved the watch’s precision and elevated the aesthetics by allowing the hair spring to be seen from both the dial-side and the case back of the watch.
The finishing on the skeletonized movement is nothing short of sublime. Hand-polished beveled edges on the bridges, pink gold applied hour markers and hands with luminescent coating.
My only criticism of the 37mm version, as opposed to the 39mm, is that the former plates the movement in the same color as the case. This tone-on-tone color scheme reduces contrast, which I think provides depth and drama to the watch.
Like all the modern Royal Oaks, the 37mm Audemars Piguet Replica Watches version uses a well-designed folding clasp on the bracelet and a screw down crown. With 100m of water resistance, this all adds up to a watch that’s ready for daily wear, should one choose to do so. It’s all in line with what the original Royal Oak was all about: luxury and durability in one great watch.
The case and bracelet are hammered 18-carat white gold. The frosted finish on the Audemars Piguet Openworked I own is achieved by beating gold with a diamond-tipped tool that creates micro dents on the surface.
I have to admit I’m not the best at keeping my Luxury Replica Watches clean, and I’ve ignored the advice to give the watch a good brush, because I actually prefer the darker tone the watch has taken on. You might not expect someone to be into patina on a brand new six-figure watch, but I am into it.
Now how does the watch wear? The use of white gold makes the watch hefty which I enjoy. The finishing of the bracelet does mean it pulls out a lot of threads from my clothing, but who’s complaining when it looks this good? With such a busy dial, legibility is not ideal to say the least, but again, who’s complaining when it looks this fucking good!
Gender and Swiss Watches
For a while now I’ve felt Audemars Piguet elegant replica watches had been doing a good job releasing female pieces that grab the attention of men, but as equals, and not as objects of male affection. Audemars Piguet was, in my opinion, finally making watches for women that simply kicked some serious horological ass and held their own alongside the men’s versions.
This affirms that AP was doing something right. It also makes me ponder whether watch brands are testing out designs by releasing new concepts through the women’s line before deciding to replicate them in a bigger size for men, which is a reversal of earlier strategies in the Swiss watch industry.
This Best replica watch is loud in the quietest way. It is loud technically in its mastery with its movement, and it is loud aesthetically without the obvious choice of using diamonds. This complexity mirrors the modern women, and for that reason it is a watch I can never see leaving my collection.