First up is a replica watch that nobody expected but was very well received when first released. Some might argue it is not a “true” Royal Oak as it lacks the famous tapisserie pattern on the dial for which the watch is famous. But that is exactly why we include the Swiss fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin 15202PT in this list. Only a handful of Royal Oak’s lack the iconic small squares on the dial, most of which fall into the “Jumbo” Extra-Thin range (with the addition of gem-set and openworked dials, of course).
The sleek platinum case has a stark contrast with the smoked green dial, which gets darker towards the outer edge. The sunray-brushed pattern radiates from vivid green to almost deep black in varying light circumstances. Besides these aesthetic features, all the remaining elements that make a luxury fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak are there: octagonal bezel, hexagonal bolt-heads, integrated bracelet and of course, a superb mechanical movement.
The in-house calibre 2121 is only 3.05mm thick, which is the primary reason the entire watch measures only 8.1mm in height. The movement is visible through the sapphire caseback, with its 21k gold rotor shining bright against the rest of the movement. The 39 mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica watch is limited to 100 pieces for 2021 only, with a price of CHF 90,150.
Quick facts: 39mm diameter x 8.1mm platinum case – integrated platinum bracelet – calibre 2121 automatic movement – smokey green-to-black dial – limited to 100 pieces for 2021 – CHF 90,150