The Swiss manufacture introduced a replica watch that shook the water and overturned the traditional codes of high watchmaking. The Royal Oak, a creation of the genius Gerald Genta, was the first luxury model to be made of stainless steel rather than precious metals. Its compact construction and octagonal rim with prominent hexagonal screws caused a real shock in the market, but its success was enormous and lasting, making replica Audemars Piguet an important player on the world clock chessboard. 43 years after that first Royal Oak, our Swiss house recommends another modern, extremely interesting, sophisticated version, dressed in gray, the replica AUDEMARS PIGUET Royal Oak Tourbillon Chronograph.
The “skeletal” architecture highlights the mechanical complexity and excellent finish of its winding mechanism. The Manufacture Caliber 2936 is made up of 299 components, operates at a frequency of 3 Hz (21,600 oscillations) and has a 72-hour power reserve. Housed in a titanium case with a soft sandblasted finish, which is sealed with sapphire crystals on both sides while the skeleton dial in gray toner is “illuminated” by finely tuned details in pink gold (on the hour markers and they even have a white phosphor coating). Impressively elegant, the ornate bridges at 12 are in perfect symmetry with the tourbillon system at 6 while the two gray chronograph meters are horizontally mounted. The premium finish is completed by the gray rubber strap with a folding titanium clasp.