The “Royal Oak” from Audemars Piguet was the first luxury sports replica watches for sale in stainless steel 50 years ago. The manufactory celebrates its anniversary in a “Jumbo” style. How else?
In 1971, Audemars Piguet started a slowly ticking but all the more enduring revolution in the world of 1:1 US fake watches. In that year, the manufactory commissioned the already well-known watch designer Gérald Genta to design a wristwatch that would combine sportiness and luxury in an unprecedented way and make them visible. He drew a timepiece with an octagonal bezel, eight visible screws on it, a waffle pattern on the dial and a link strap seamlessly attached to the case.
The detailed design of the dial, case and bracelet met the desired standards of luxury and exclusivity, and this in particular was able to offer a previously unknown level of complexity. In terms of sportiness, the focus was on the one hand on the imposing diameter of 39 millimeters and on the other hand on the use of stainless steel for the case and bracelet. Although no precious metal was used, high quality Audemars Piguet replica watches coolly and confidently positioned the new type of watch at the Basel watch fair in 1972 at an impressive 3,300 Swiss francs. That was more money than simple gold Swiss made copy watches from Patek Philippe cost, and a multiple of the amount that you had to pay for a Rolex “Submariner” at the time.
The “Royal Oak” was ahead of its time both in terms of design and workmanship, as it took several years for the original 1000 copies to be sold. That may seem incredible today, after all, luxury sports replica Audemars Piguet watches wholesale in stainless steel cases have long been a matter of course and can be found in the top ranks on all price lists on the resale market. The superstar is the Patek Philippe “Nautilus”, which also arose from the pen of Gérald Genta in 1976.
In the 1970s, the “Royal Oak” was given the nickname “Jumbo” because of its proud case size. To this day, this designates 39 millimeter models with a flat case and two hands, although the said diameter is now at best average and perfect Audemars Piguet super clone watches also offers the “Royal Oak” in the grown 41 millimeter format.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the iconic timepiece, the 2022 Audemars Piguet replica watches manufacturer from Les Brassus in the Swiss Jura is presenting new jumbos in stainless steel, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum. The former show the typical blue dial, the latter adorns an anthracite-colored face, the yellow gold Swiss movements fake Audemars Piguet watches surprises with a color gradient from gold to black, and the platinum model impresses with a green sunburst dial without the typical “Petite Tapisserie” guilloche pattern. What they all have in common is the new automatic caliber 7121, which is 3.2 millimeters thick and still fits in the slim 8.1 millimeter case with two sapphire glasses. The power reserve, which has been expanded to 55 hours, is built on an anniversary rotor with the “50 Years” logo. The take-off, excuse me, price for the new extra-flat “Royal Oak, Jumbo” starts at 31,800 euros in stainless steel. Availability is another story.