This beautiful Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Navy is definitely the right watch when it comes to buying something really stylish. So it is pretty obvious why everybody wants to have this watch; however, some might not be able to afford it since the watch gets to be pretty expensive. So, replica watches manufacturers step in and try to copy the watch and sell it for a lower price. Here are two watches, the original Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Navy and its replica, put on display so that we can see the differences between them.
The first thing that we notice is the fact that the watches are set apart by the numbers they show on the chronographs. The upper chronograph shows the following numbers on the replica watch: 10, 20, 30 while the original watch has the following sequence of numbers on its chronograph: 15, 30, 45, 60. The next difference is on the left chronograph where we can clearly see different numbers; the replica watch has numbers 15, 30, 40, and 60, the numbers it was supposed to have on the upper chronograph, and the original watch has numbers 10, 20, 30. However, since the numbers are overall the same, this difference might not be noticeable. The last difference is on the date window at 3 o’clock, a window that has a different design on the replica watch. The original watch has a big date window with a rounded style and big numbers; however, on the replica watch we can see a pretty small rectangle window that has very small numbers in comparison to the original date window.
The avant-garde style of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Navy has become its most notable trademark. With over 50 years of ruling the watches industry, this remarkable icon is defining for the brand’s excellence and innovative spirit. The tapisserie dial, the octagonal bezel, the masculine steel case and the integrated bracelet are just a few of the things that certify the model as a magnificent timepiece.
Getting an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Navy fake right isn’t easy. It is a task that challenges many replica manufacturers and only a few succeed to clone it correctly. The most notable mistakes are usually found on the dial of the watch. This is the part that features most complications, thus the most difficult to imitate. The tapisserie pattern is the detail that catches your eye and invites you to discover more about the product. AP uses a special raised rectangular dial that has a unique shine. It is not completely matte just as it is not very shinny. Classy is the word that describes it best. For fakes it is very difficult to make this tapisserie pattern with the correct size of the raised squares. Still, there are other differences that are even more obvious as you can very well see when comparing the pictures of the replica with the one of the authentic Royal Oak. The writing on this replica is all wrong. First of all, the AP logo and the “AUDEMARS PIGUET” name from the dial are larger than the ones on the genuine timepiece. Secondly, the replica has an extra writing at 6 o’clock which says “QUARTZ”. This isn’t found on the fake AP. Next there are the silver hour markers with luminescent coating. These are thin and long batons on the original watch, but on the replica their shape and thickness is way off. The knockoff has shorter, thicker and rounder hour markers that look totally different than the real ones.
The brand is a true artisan when it comes to creating comfortable and stylish stainless steel cases. The bold and masculine stainless steel case of the Royal Oak involves an extensive technical production process and the result is extremely pleasing, still it is not something that difficult to replicate visually. This is why the brushed case, the pushers and the integrated metallic bracelet of this watch are very nice imitated on the replica watch. When you compare these two you can’t see any visible differences.