Top 3 Of Audemars Piguet Replica Watches selected by Michael Friedman
This brushed finish is also the reason that scratches show very well, so I'd suggest you think twice before you will actually start using this watch as diving equipment. According to the specifications (300M water resistant) it should be no problem and the watch is legible and has a diving bezel, but if you are scared of damaging it and get 'wear' on it, then don't use it. For me, a little bit of scars are no problem as timepieces are made to wear in the end. It also adds a bit of character to the watch. But to each his or her own.
Not merely their octagonal Royal Oak models that I seem to have been appreciating from the first moment on (which is not a common thing to do) but I also studied their round and vintage models with complications with great interest. The bezel is being operated by the ceramic crown at 10 o'clock. The other crown - for setting and winding the watch - and the chronograph pushers are also made of black ceramic. Although I'd like to think that I can't be influenced by marketing campaigns and testimonials, it was actually the testimonial of Bruno Rubinksi in one of the late 1990's replica Audemars Piguet catalogs that made me want a Royal Oak 'Jumbo' (you can read more about it here). Also, the base movement and module are finished up to Audemars Piguet's high standards and there is little to criticize there.
Our friends at Hodinkee and Bexsonn have been giving quite several attention to vintage Audemars Piguet replica watches and I have always read it with great pleasure. The sub dials are black except for the blue version, which has blue sub dials. The orange, yellow and green models also have the inner diving bezel in black, with matching colors for the markers (60 minute scale) and the last 15 minute track. To me, it seems that - especially back in the day - replica Audemars Piguet was targeting the same audience as the other big two (Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin) with their small and clean round timepieces with complications. In Geneva, I had the opportunity to speak with Audemars Piguet's historian Michael Friedman. Today at Audemars Piguet, the complications and the wish to come up with new and enhanced complications and solutions is still very clear, but the packaging is a bit different than it is from those other two big names. Not the most elegant solution for a chronograph timepiece, but at least the use superb movements. Even though you could say that the Royal Oak is similar to Patek's Nautilus and Vacheron's Overseas, their Royal Oak Offshore Concept and Laptimer references can't be matched to any of these other brands' watches.
After a career at renown auction houses like Christie's and Antiquorum, Michael Friedman started as a historian at Audemars Piguet replica in 2013 after being in touch with them already for a long time. Although there is a Millenary and Jules Audemars collection (including models with complications), they are still relatively 'loud' to the classic timepieces they manufactured in the past. Traveling all over the globe (including to Le Brassus, where Audemars Piguet has their head quarters) but his home town is New York City.
It should take another 10 years before I bought (and was able to) this Royal Oak 'Jumbo' reference 15202 I longed for.In most cases when you ask the CEO of a watch brand about his favorite timepieces from the collection, he will always come up with models that have just been introduced. I thought this might be different when I ask a historian. Thus, here they are, the Top 3 most favorite Audemars Piguet replica watches references by Michael Friedman.