But the first generation of the luxury fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph also had its flaws. The biggest was that the iconic screws in the bezel were merely there for show. They did not keep the bezel in place by affixing it to the case. Thankfully, that was corrected by its successor, the best replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph 26300ST that I love so much. But this reference also introduced a series of colorful dials that showed the versatility of the Royal Oak’s very technical design. Indeed, the super clone Audemars Piguet Royal Oak could look as good with a lively multi-colored dial as it did with a classic monochrome one.
While there were other dial options that looked great, this silver dial with black and red elements takes the grand prize. Clearly inspired by the colors and design of the Rolex Daytona “Paul Newman”, this version added a colorful frivolity to the Swiss made replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak that I absolutely adore. Fratello’s Robert-Jan owned one of these top quality replica watches, so I had the pleasure of checking it out up close numerous times.
But besides being a great watch “under the lens”, what I remember most is how good it looked on Robert-Jan’s wrist (or anyone’s wrist, for that matter). The iconic shapes of the 1:1 fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak in combination with the remarkable colors created something new and exciting that I hadn’t seen before and haven’t seen in the Royal Oak collection since.
The perfect proportions of the Royal Oak 26300ST
An important part of my appreciation comes from the watch’s ideal proportions. And I don’t just mean the case and bracelet. No, the whole watch, including the dial, registers, and hands. The AAA fake Audemars Piguet UK respects the original 39mm case size, and it is 11mm thick and 49.5mm from lug to lug. The case construction restores the original function of the screws in the bezel. It’s an element crucial to the design and one that should always be part of it. The dial feels perfectly balanced, with all the elements placed in perfect harmony. It results in a dial that is very easy to read and looks amazing.
If you zoom in on the dial, you see that the designers managed to integrate the red and black colors perfectly. The Swiss movement replica Audemars Piguet featured a beautiful silver dial and a black outer ring with red minute markers and white printed numerals for every five minutes. The sub-dials are another thing of great beauty with their white bases and black center portions. Add the small white hands with their high-polished bases and red tips, as well as the red central chronograph hand, and you have proof of how delicately balanced this dial is.
The slim Audemars Piguet caliber 2385
Inside the case, high quality fake Audemars Piguet equipped the watch with the AP caliber 2385. This automatic chronograph movement is just 5.5mm thick and based on the F. Piguet caliber 1185. It operates at 21,600vph and has a 40-hour power reserve. It features a date window between 4 and 5 o’clock and has an 18K gold oscillating weight. Because of the slim profile of the movement, top replica Audemars Piguet could keep the total height of the case limited to just 11mm.
Add the brilliant bracelet and this stunning dial design, and you get the perfect copy Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph. The ref. 26300ST was produced from 2008 until 2012 when it was replaced with a 41mm successor. Unfortunately, with the larger dimensions, we lost the chronograph that honored the original size of Genta’s iconic Royal Oak. As you might know, the best quality replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak wears rather large due to its integrated bracelet and technical presence. As such, a 41mm case makes for a substantial difference.
I welcome the return of multi-colored dials
But that’s not my main “issue” with the current cheap fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph collection. Although I would love to see a return of the smaller and thinner 39mm Royal Oak Chronograph, it’s the rather straightforward dial variations that make my heart long for a more exciting option. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the current Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica for sale, but with a full-black, blue, silver, or green dial, the lineup is missing a model that has that sparkle from the silver-dialed 26300ST. It’s that sparkle that would be such a welcome addition to the current Royal Oak collection and the perfect reminder that Gérald Genta’s amazing design works just as well in multi-color as it does in monochrome. Until Audemars Piguet fake online uk decides to oblige, this ref. 26300ST will remain my favorite Royal Oak Chronograph ever.