Audemars Piguet Replica Royal Oak vs. Royal Oak Offshore
When it comes to Audemars Piguet, one might immediately think of the brand’s classic Royal Oak. Despite polarized feedback at first, the fake watch series is now a cult classic. The model is not just the flagship of the brand, it almost has become a synonym of the brand. About twenty years after the famous unveiling of Gerald Genta’s overnight masterpiece, the Royal Oak Offshore was released. Equally controversial upon its debut, the cheap watch likewise has become an essential member of the Audemars Piguet catalog. So, let’s take a look at the Royal Oak vs. Royal Oak Offshore.
Each of these replica watches is special and unique in its own way. Yet, they have one important thing in common, they both represent the brand’s core philosophy, embracing creative, out-of-the-box thinking and their commitment to constantly seeking innovation in a traditional industry.
Back in 1972. It was the night before the Swiss Watch Show (now known as Baselworld). The famous designer Genta was informed by the managing director of Audemars Piguet that he needed to design a new replica watch to unveil the next day. He was asked to create an all-new category of inexpensive watches: the luxury sports watch. Genta’s genius allowed him to complete the challenge with ease, and the result was the Royal Oak. It featured a fascinating hexagonal bezel, unique exposed screws, and an integrated bracelet. Its hand-finishing gave it the polish of a dress watch, but it had the technical aptitude of a fake sports watch. The mission was well completed, and a new breed of the watch was born.
The story continues in 1992. With a bit more forethought this time around, Audemars Piguet tapped designer Emmanuel Gueit. Once again, he was asked to help with a new concept in preparation for the 1993 Baselworld trade show. They were planning to create a larger version of the now wildly popular Royal Oak. Exerted his creativity, Gueit not only makes the model larger but also add his own unique touches to the design. The result was amazing, with a rubber gasket lining the area under the bezel and silicon rubber pushers to operate the chronograph function. However, these changes were more than aesthetic. They started the practice of employing experimental materials in this industry.