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 1:1 top replica watches 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 luxury fake Audemars Piguet 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.)

High quality Audemars Piguet replica watches‘ 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.

UK Best Fake Audemars Piguet Adds Automatic Flying Tourbillon Watches To Code 11.59 And Royal Oak Families

Swiss made fake Audemars Piguet has unveiled its first ever self-winding Royal Oak with a flying tourbillon.

There are three models in the range of 41mm watches that have cases, bezels and integrated bracelets in stainless steel with a smoked blue tapisserie dial; titanium with sandblasted slate grey dial; and 18ct pink gold with a smoked grey sunburst tapisserie dial.

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The automatic Calibre 2950 flying tourbillon movement with decorations such as Côtes de Genève, satin-brushing, snailing and hand-polished chamfers, can be seen from the dial side and through a sapphire glass exhibition case back.

Also this week, Audemars Piguet has unveiled two new luxury replica watches in its Code 11.59 range, both using the same Calibre 2950 automatic flying tourbillon movement with a central rotor.

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Both have gold dials presented with a blend of crushed aventurine glass and grand feu enamel designed to look like a starry blue or black night sky.

The blue-dialed model comes with 18ct white gold hands, markers and case while the black model uses pink gold.

Introducing Best Fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin With Diamond Indexes In Platinum (15206PT) Or Rose Gold (15207OR)

Quick Take

Perfect replica Audemars Piguet has recently adopted a somewhat unusual communication strategy – rather than officially announcing at least some of its new models, the company instead simply posts them to its website, which means that if you’re a client or want to be one, you have to be a bit on your toes, especially when it comes to smaller series and limited edition models. Today, Audemars Piguet has launched a most interesting new version of the Royal Oak “Jumbo” ultra-thin, that most classic of all Royal Oak models. The new models have a platinum case and bracelet, and in addition, there is a rose-gold model as well. And something else not seen often on a Jumbo in recent years: diamond indexes.

You can find diamond indexes, of course, on gem-set Royal Oaks, but I haven’t seen one with only diamond indexes, although I would not be surprised at all to find out it has been done at some point since the line launched in 1972. The diamonds here are set into a black onyx dial, for both the platinum model and rose-gold models. The watches are a limited edition, it will surprise no one to hear; moreover, they are limited in distribution geographically – there will be 70 pieces, made for AP retailer Yoshida, in Tokyo.

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Initial Thoughts

Swiss made fake watches with diamond indexes are less frequently seen today than in the years prior to the Quartz Crisis and the subsequent renaissance of mechanical watches, and they can be somewhat polarizing. They were often found on watches that stereotypically might be classified as men’s dress watches, and they sometimes appear to be either too much or not enough. If you’re going to have diamonds at all, the thinking seems to go, go all in (whatever that might mean) or leave them out entirely. Diamonds for indexes only seems a little like the precious stone equivalent of a gold and steel watch. You want diamonds, but twelve small ones are about the limit of your budget.

They seem to work pretty damned well in this instance, though. They undoubtedly give the watch a little bit of a throwback feel, and in a steel watch, maybe (and only maybe) you could argue that they smack a bit too much of economy, but on a Jumbo with a platinum case and bracelet, they read more stealth-luxury than anything else. A card-sharp on a hot streak might want something more glittery, the better to attract and hold the eye of Lady Luck; the casino owner upstairs watching strongboxes full of cash going into the vault would probably be wearing this guy.

With the always-classic ultra-thin caliber 2121, this is a watch worth a trip to Tokyo – or an urgent request for a Zoom meeting at the very least.