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Pre-SIHH 2017 – UK Cheap Replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 37mm (and why, as a man, I really like it)

Yes, this watch is advertised as a ladies’ watch. Yes, it does celebrate 40 years of Royal Oak for ladies (as the first one was introduced in 1976 and designed by Jacqueline Dimier). But, on the other hand, this watch has everything of the iconic 1972 Jumbo and the current 41mm men’s version, just in a smaller 37mm case – which isn’t that small in reality. It has the iconic Genta-look, it has the hand-guilloche dial, it has an in-house automatic movement and, that’s the novelty here, it comes with a superb surface finishing, named gold hammering or frosting, and that is really appealing to us. Overview of the cheap replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 37mm.

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The first Royal Oak for ladies, launched in 1976, designed by Jacqueline Dimier (in-house head of design at Audemars Piguet)

As a preview for the 2017 edition of the SIHH, exact fake Audemars Piguet UK just released this watch, and usual fact for Monochrome-Watches, we will indeed cover a ladies watch. However, as a watch lover, I always had a soft spot for the 37mm version of the Royal Oak. This watch has all the iconic attributes of the large “jumbo” version: its design is in all points identical, its shape and finishes are equally superb, the dial is hand-guilloche with the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern, it has the great integrated bracelet and the same automatic movement, Calibre 3120, than the 41mm edition. it just differs in terms of size, with 4mm less, which slightly changes the perception on the wrist, making this watch at the same time a bit bulkier (different diameter / thickness ratio) but also more elegant and easier to wear, even for a man. 37mm is not small, especially for such a watch, which definitely feels larger than advertised.

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Indeed, as a man, I do love the 37mm – and most definitely, many women will do too. And now, Audemars Piguet comes with a new version, featuring an incredible finish on the flat surfaces – on top of the bezel and on the flat parts of the bracelet and the case. The technique used here is named frosting, gold hammering or Florentine technique. To test and try on prototypes, Audemars Piguet and Carolina Bucci (the jewellery designer behind this idea of a frosted Royal Oak) started with the antique manual solution, with a diamond-topped tool (a technique frequently used in jewelry). The brand is currently working on the development of a more industrialized process in order to increase precision. Applying this surface treatment technique across the case and bracelet of the watch without altering the clean lines that define the Royal Oak’s form is the first challenge. Then the original gradating bracelet construction also demanded that the order in which the finishing done by hand (polishing and satin finish) is executed, be reconsidered for the whole bracelet. This is explained by the “strength” of the treatment applied, much deeper than a traditional brushing.

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Of course, there’s a bit of sparkle here, as the surface won’t be as “technical” as the usual brushed surfaces of the Royal Oak. However, even if this luxury replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold will definitely talk to women, I’m sure some men will dive into this frosted surface, and to be honest (and I still have to experience it in the metal), I’m one of them. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 37mm will be available in two version: a rather lady-oriented 18k pink gold with silver dial (ref.15454OR.GG.1259OR.01) and a more versatile 18k white gold version with rhodium-toned dial (15454BC.GG.1259BC.01). Prices are not revealed yet. Audemars Piguet will keep them silent until the opening of the SIHH 2017.

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Specifications of the cheap fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold 37mm

Case: 37mm diameter x 9.80mm thickness – Hammered 18-carat gold – Pink or White gold – Sapphire crystal on both surfaces – water resistant to 50m
Movement: Calibre 3120, in-house – self-winding – 60h power reserve – 3Hz frequency – hours, minutes, seconds and date
Bracelet: Integrated Hammered 18-carat gold with folding clasp
Reference: 15454OR.GG.1259OR.01 (Pink Gold) – 15454BC.GG.1259BC.01 (White Gold)

Cheap Replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Platinum Watches For SIHH 2016

Using the parlance of at least one Audemars Piguet brand ambassador, if you want to be a real baller, then go ahead and find yourself a Royal Oak Tourbillon… in platinum. Cheap replica Audemars Piguet wacthes is already shy enough about distributing too many Royal Oak watches on bracelets in full gold, but Royal Oak watches with matching bracelets in platinum – well, that is another story altogether. I don’t even find myself particularly that attracted to the notion of platinum watches, but I salivate a bit when it comes to an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon… in platinum. Two new versions in the larger 41mm wide Royal Oak case arrive at SIHH 2016 – either with or without a diamond-set bezel. They aren’t even the only Royal Oak Tourbillon-based watches in platinum to see a debut at the show. There is also the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph Openworked.

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If you are familiar with the history of the Royal Oak, then you probably know that, in addition to being designed for Audemars Piguet by famed watch designer Gerald Genta, the Royal Oak was intended by the brand to be a luxury steel sports watch for (initially) the Italian market. In 1972 when the Royal Oak came out, it was just when quartz watches were coming in, and the notion of a luxury sports lifestyle watch for affluent playboys was becoming popular. The concept was to take emphasis away from the movement and instead focus on an interesting case and bracelet design. The Swiss watch industry wasn’t winning a lot of hearts and minds with traditional mechanical movements given the increasing popularity of quartz, so this new tactic allowed them an ability to separate themselves in a unique way by offering something visually rather distinct on the wrist.

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I mention all of this because I always find it interesting when the Royal Oak gets rendered (case and bracelet) in a precious metal and not steel. A Royal Oak in gold makes sense because the color of the metal is so different that steel, but in metals like 18k white gold or platinum, the type of customer Audemars Piguet is likely reaching is easily very different that the man who wears a steel, fake Audemars Piguet watches 18k rose gold, or yellow gold Royal Oak.

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Moreover, the subtle and extremely non-pretentious “smoked gray” color of the “Mega Tapisserie” makes these platinum Royal Oak Tourbillon watches feel even more down to earth. Ignoring the diamonds on the gem-set model for a moment, and aside from the exposed tourbillons on the dial, these platinum Royal Oak watches almost look “reserved.” With that said, I think this gentle irony is something that a lot of collectors will appreciate. I have a sort of name for very expensive watches that don’t actually look that expensive, and that is an “F- you watch.” Why “F- you?” Because the timepieces goes against the traditional notion of conspicuous luxury, saying “most people don’t know I spent this much money on the watch, and even though it looks like something a bit less expensive, certain people around the world who are watch nerds like me will know what it is.” It is really saying “F- you” to the notion of at least being able to enjoy flaunting money a bit if you spend so much on an item like a wrist watch.

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One of the things I find interesting, or at least curious, is that the 950 platinum version of the 41mm wide Royal Oak Tourbillon is water resistant to 50 meters while 18k gold model of the same watch is only water resistant to 20 meters. Maybe someone can tell me why that is? In any event, I am actually more curious as to exactly how much the fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin watches weighs. The Royal Oak has never had the thickest case or bracelet (by design), but there is nevertheless a fair amount of platinum metal in this timepiece.

If the standard reference 26510PT.OO.1220PT.01 Royal Oak Tourbillon at 41mm in platinum isn’t enough for you, then there is also the reference 26516PT.ZZ.1220PT.01 with the diamond-set bezel. Audemars Piguet didn’t want to ruin some of the characteristic traits of the iconic Royal Oak bezel, so the screws are retained and the 32 baguette-cut diamonds are placed between them. With roughly 3.04 carats of stones total, you get the increased luxury look of diamonds without interfering with the masculinity (or distinction) of the core Royal Oak design.

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Inside the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin is the in-house made Audemars Piguet calibre 2924 manually-wound movement. While the movement does require hand-winding, it does have a power reserve indicator placed on the rear of the movement, and it offers 70 hours of power reserve operating at 3Hz (21,600 bph). Produced from 216 parts, the calibre 2924 is just 4.46mm thick.

Iconic, stately, undeniably super high-end, and also actually somewhat edgy, the UK exact fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin 41mm watches in platinum will not be adored by all for their unapologetic lavishness, but if you are in the bracket of people who can afford them and have the personality to pull them off, this is among the few more conservative watches at this price point that can actually get you a “cool” compliment. Price is $178,600 without diamonds and $213,800 with diamonds.