New And Reviewed: UK Perfect Replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked, Now In Black Ceramic

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked was first revealed in 2016 with the stainless steel model. It quickly became an icon within the Royal Oak collection, for its unique skeleton dial, superb finishing and clever technical achievement. Here is our hands-on review of the new Black Ceramic version.

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The latest iteration of the Double Balance Wheel Openworked now comes in a full ceramic case and bracelet.

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The Case and Dial

The watch bears the same specifications as its predecessor. Sized at 41 mm in diameter and 9.7 mm in height, the watch is reasonably proportioned. Considering the additional lug width from the integrated bracelet design, the watch will still fit well on most average sized wrists.

That said, it is not a watch for the average joe. A full ceramic case with bracelet has mainly been used by the brand on higher complication models within the Royal Oak line. Namely, the Tourbillon Extra-Thin and the Perpetual Calendar.

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Ceramic is understandably harder to work with and more difficult to finish. A full bracelet takes approximately 30 hours to finish.

Its benefits as compared to steel is its reflectiveness, lightness and scratch resistance. Top that up with rarity and now the watch retails at US$25k more than the steel model which is priced US$57,900 before taxes. That said, as with most Royal Oak models, the openwork is highly sought after and are usually only available at a sizable premium on the grey market and the black ceramic case and bracelet adds a rarity bonus.

The openworked dial is a classic showcase of fine movement hand finishing and design. The plates and bridges are cut out and polished along the bevelled edges. Gunmetal or darkened steel makes up 80% of the dial, with a contrasting pink gold balance bridge, barrel and hands. The hour markers are put at the periphery of the dial along with the minute markers, with additional visibility owing to its pink gold lume filled applied indices.

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The Movement

The Double Balance Wheel Openworked concept, is a mechanical innovation introduced to the Royal Oak collection in 2016. It replaced the Royal Oak Openworked Selfwinding calibre 3120 with a fully skeletonized version.

The Double Balance Wheel is designed to improve rate stability and by extension accuracy of the movement. Having a double spring increases precision. However, having two hairsprings on one balance is prone to error and maintenance, considering the difficulty to adjust and additional friction on the balance staff. (Moser however, successfully used two hairsprings with one balance.)

Audemars Piguet’s double balance method uses a balance staff carrying one balance and one hairspring on each side. This allows the watch to be regulated from both sides of the movement. Additionally, with an improved weight balance, there is lesser friction and leads to more stability.

The Calibre 3132 runs at a frequency of 3Hz with a power reserve of 45 hours.

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Concluding thoughts

It’s good looking, nicely finished, a Royal Oak, and likely unavailable in stores. As compared to the steel variant, the all black ceramic has a more stealthy look, and is certainly more different than the regular steel Royal Oak models. Whether it’s worth the premium is a moot point, considering how everything is so sought after regardless.

When You Start To Realize You Love The UK 44 MM Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica Watches For Sale

The best quality replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore has been incredibly popular since its introduction in 1993. At some point — seems like ages ago — almost everyone neglected the regular Royal Oak, including the 15202, and went completely mad on all the Offshore variation. The Safari themed Offshore was everywhere, for example. Today, I’ll take a look at the Royal Oak Offshore 44mm chronographs.

For a long time, I neglected the Royal Oak Offshore. Too loud, too flashy, too much everything, basically. That changed when we visited one of the biggest Royal Oak Offshore collectors in The Netherlands in 2018 and did this long report on the original Royal Oak Offshore, also known as ‘The Beast’. If you haven’t read it, you should.

Playing around with those Royal Oak Offshore watches, I realized this watch is a classic too. And that they actually still look good, even those very first 1993 models. When Audemars Piguet gave us a call that they had some new Royal Oak Offshore models in, we didn’t have to think long. Let’s have a look at them.
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We had the opportunity to go hands-on with the Royal Oak Offshore 44mm in three variations. The bi-color ROO Chronograph with reference 26405NR.OO.A002CA.01, the green ROO Chronograph with reference 26405CE.OO.A056CA.01, and the ROO Chronograph in blue, with reference 26405CE.OO.A030CA.01. My eye was drawn to the Royal Oak Offshore 44mm with a touch of gold, of course. Aside from aesthetics, these three Royal Oak Offshore 44mm chronographs have the same technical specifications.
Materials
It basically boils down to a preference for colors, and use of materials. When gold is not for you, Audemars Piguet offers a plethora of variations of the Swiss movement fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 44mm. Some models in the catalog even include a colorful rubber camouflage strap. As for materials, besides gold, there are variations in steel and ceramic. We have three black ceramic versions for our hands-on review. One in green, one in blue, and one with 18ct pink gold. All have the same 44mm diameter case, which measures 14.4mm in height.

High-Tech
As you can see in the picture above, the Royal Oak Offshore 44mm is quite different from the monobloc case the Royal Oak once was. It consists of multiple layers. A ceramic bezel, rubber seal, ceramic mid-case, titanium push-piece guards, and a titanium case back. And two sapphire crystals, of course. The Royal Oak Offshore 44mm 26405NR has a pink gold case back, with sapphire. All versions have a rubber strap with the textile motif. A stiff looking but rather comfortable strap.
Caliber 3126 / 3840
I used to have a Royal Oak Chronograph about 10 years ago, it was powered by caliber 2385. It is still used for some of the chronograph models, and it is based on an F. Piguet movement. This top quality replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore has a piggyback movement, meaning it has a base caliber (3126) with a chronograph module (3840) on top. It consists of 365 parts in total and has a power reserve of 50 hours. The ticking speed of caliber 3126 / 3840 is 21600vph (~ 3 Hz).

There are two notes I’d like to make. I sound like Captain Obvious here, but AP should really stop using chronograph modules in this price category. I am not sure what is against using their chronograph caliber 4401 movement (also used in the Code 11:59), as it has more power reserve and a higher frequency. And a fly-back function, but that can be taken our (or left in).
Aesthetically speaking, there are also advantages of caliber 4401. It doesn’t have the date disc in the “basement”, so no need for a cyclops on the date. Also, the 4401 movement has a diameter of 32mm versus 29.92mm of the piggyback movement. A larger movement diameter is more pleasing when looking at the transparent case back of the Royal Oak Offshore 44mm.
Mega Tapisserie
Where the original Royal Oak 5402 has a subtle Clous-de-Paris on the dial, the Royal Oak Offshore always had a somewhat larger motif. But on later Royal Oak Offshore watches, it became proper large. Audemars Piguet refers to it as “mega tapisserie”. But, it suits the watch. The dial of these perfect fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 44mm chronograph actually shows a lot of detail. Applied Arabic numerals, “mega tapisserie”, sub dials with circular grain, applied rims around the subdials, and nicely faceted hands. Even the cyclops on the date aperture fits into all of this.
Audemars Piguet refers to the dials as “smokey”. So above, you will see the smokey blue, the others being smokey green and smokey grey. It provides even more depth to the dial, on top of the “mega tapisserie” motif. I am a massive fan of the color blue, but the green and bicolor are my favorite AP Royal Oak Offshore 44mm chronographs.

Luxury UK Quality Fake Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph with Smoked Dial

And we finally arrive at the last on the list, of which there is no particular order, so this position is of no particular importance. Here we have the controversial self-winding mechanical movement fake Audemars Piguet Code 11.59. First seen at the launch in 2019, and released this year in a series with magnificent smoked dials.

This gradient lacquered blue dial has garnered back some respect from the watch collecting community at large and among the cognoscenti watch media. A much needed grab of credentials, we think, after the debacle of the launch. The Audemars Piguet fake watch with rose gold case is now released in combination of case materials and a plethora of dial colors. Our pick is the one in the pink gold case and the dégradé blue dial.
The case is quite remarkable. Many naysayers often ignore the fact that this is a beautiful, well designed and well made case. The DNA elements of the octagon is hidden in the code of the case middle, which is sandwiched between the round, but very thin front and rear bezels. The lugs is hollowed out, and is a cantilever design which requires a level of manufacturing precision most can only dream of.

The top quality Audemars Piguet replica watch sports the first chronograph movement to be fully developed in-house by AP – the Calibre 4401. The column wheel caliber is well designed and nicely finished. The bridges are endowed with Geneva waves while their edges are chamfered and polished. We’re also big fans of the skeletonised winding mass, which boasts multiple sharp inward and outward angles.
Priced at S$ 63,000 the AP Code 11.59 Chronograph strikes us as a rather good value, given that the premier chronographs from Lange, Patek, VC are all pitched at a higher pricing level.

The copy Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 is the brand’s attempt to breakaway from the Royal Oak and the stigma of being a one-trick pony is applaudable. To us, the significance of the Code 11.59 is that is is a bold move by AP to push the boundaries. A work in progress that is brimming with potential; once the right balance is struck (eventually), we may have ourselves a new icon in Audemars Piguet’s stable.