While we get access to some pretty special cars, bottles of whisky, and luxury replica watches here at Man of Many, it’s not every day you get to spend a few hours up close and personal with some of the rarest and most sought-after new models from perfect replica Audemars Piguet. And it’s a particularly special occasion when the vast majority of those watches are Royal Oak references.
Not only are some of these pieces worth upwards of AUD$100,000, but they represent the pinnacle of what it means to be very successful. So what’s it like to wear these top super clone watches? Do you feel like you made it? If you’re fortunate enough to buy one, should you? We put them on the wrist to find out.
First off the rank is the 1:1 fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-thin ref. 16202 with the new blue grained dial. Powered by the Calibre 7121 movement – introduced back in January 2022 for the 50th anniversary of the aaa quality replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak – it’s one of the most perfectly executed pieces we’ve ever had the pleasure of putting on the wrist.
It starts with the 39mm white gold case. Comfortable, perfectly balanced, and matched with a hardly believable 8.1mm thickness. In the modern tie-less era of business casual, it’s the ultimate timepiece. Sliding under a white business shirt during the week, a linen shirt on the weekend, or paired with a polo shirt on the tennis court, we could see ourselves wearing this Swiss copy Audemars Piguet every day.
Beyond the integrated links on the white gold bracelet, the blue grained dial is the standout. With details that hark back to 1992 and the 20th anniversary of the high quality replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak (reference 14802), it’s best seen in dimmer natural light. The way in which even the smallest amounts of light reflects off the dial is hard to explain. We chose to photograph these in darker conditions to test the theory, and you’ll notice that you can still make out the details in the background of the date window. Individual grains shine like stars and with the addition of a white gold case and bracelet, the contrast adds the right amount of modernity to this timeless piece.
Price: 70 100 CHF
Reference no.: 16202BC.OO.1240BC.02
Movement: Self-winding calibre 7121
Case diameter: 39.00 mm
Case thickness: 8.1 mm
Case material: 18-carat white gold case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and case back.
Water resistance: Up to 50m