The new quartet of Royal Oak models marks a first for Audemars Piguet Replica – the Royal Oak Selfwinding 34 mm combines a 34 mm case with an automatic calibre supplied by movement specialist Vaucher. An addition to the line that is not meant to replace any existing model, the new 34 mm watch is now the smallest mechanical Clone Royal Oak for ladies, with the smallest, 33 mm model being quartz, and the next-largest automatic having a 37 mm case.
The new Replica Watch fills a gap in the diverse Royal Oak line-up – a watch compact enough for ladies but with a mechanical movement.
But for the broader market, it is a ladies’ watch, and I can see its appeal. Importantly, it has a mechanical movement – long absent for the ladies’ Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica – and the versions with the diamond-set bezels offer a bit of bling to go along with the iconic design.
It’s available in four iterations for now, ranging from steel to pink gold with a diamond-set bezel. The steel version with a diamond-set bezel is the only one to have the blue-grey dial – the most popular colour for the Royal Oak collection at large – while the rest are equipped with silver dials.
Though the movement is recognisable as the Vaucher cal. 3002, it has been dressed up for Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica with a customised rotor featuring an octagonal centre. Like most Vaucher movements, the cal. 3002 is thin, standing only 3.9 mm high, and has a free-sprung balance wheel with gold regulating weights, traditionally a feature found in high-end movements.