Malaika Crawford: Morning Rich! Okay, so how about this perfect replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Anniversary Italie? Our colleague recently acquired a military dial AP. I tried it on, it reminded me of the Explorer 1, because of its pure versatility and neo-vintage feel but it’s more interesting design-wise. Like a souped-up everyday situation. I was wearing a leather jacket and it just looked fire.
Rich Fordon: Yeah, the sizing is really good. Morning, Malaika!
MC: This luxury fake Audemars Piguet is all about the dial color. The navy blue is really cool. I prefer black, but I’m into this. Maybe it’s not navy, almost like a royal, but it’s darker than a Yves Klein blue. It’s very Egyptian, very lapis.
RF: Now I know why you picked this lot. It’s all a setup for you to talk about blue!
MC: Mate, I could start a whole dialogue about the color blue, but I won’t. In fact, I recently spoke to Mrs Evelyne Genta who informed me that Gérald Genta also had an obsession with the color blue. Because guess what? Creatives love the color blue.
RF: Same. I love blue 1:1 fake Audemars Piguet.
MC: [Insert crazy laugh here]. Um, you know the estimate is pretty high. How many millimeters are we looking at here?
RF: The sizing’s actually interesting because this is a military-esque dial in 39mm. So it’s a Jumbo.
MC: I think a 39mm cheap super clone Audemars Piguet would actually look pretty great on you. I know you like a small watch though!
RF: Right, got it, thanks. The other thing I like here is that it’s the style of the military dial, but the font is actually slightly different.
MC: Oh really? Tell me.
RF: The dial works off of the serifs of the AP logo. The true military dial is more round, where this is sharper. And the military dial would have been about 10 years before this LE.
MC: Right, it kind of gives me a like aaa quality replica Audemars Piguet Offshore hybrid vibe. It’s got a lot of the stylistic traits of an Offshore, this would’ve been peak Offshore era. Like 2005. So I can see what AP were doing here.
RF: This is firmly the time period when 39mm Swiss movement copy Audemars Piguet Royal Oaks were not selling in the store. Sitting in the case.
MC: And they couldn’t keep offshores on the shelves. I wish I had lived during that time, but I wasn’t born yet.
RF: This is a Jumbo using the high quality replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore craze to sell it, which is fascinating really. And it comes with a clock!