My pick for this list is the perfect fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” ref. 15202ST. When it comes to Royal Oak models, I am a purist. I adore what Gérald Genta had in mind for the watch, and his vision represents the perfection that I want to see in the Royal Oak. So I will always choose the Royal Oak closest to Genta’s original ref. 5402. The best 1:1 replica Audemars Piguet introduced the Royal Oak ref. 15202 at SIHH 2000. It was the next addition to the Royal Oak “Jumbo” legacy. The watch was available with a silver-toned dial for the stainless steel and yellow gold variants for the first time. The steel 15202 was also available with “dark blue” and “cosmos blue” dials.
The Swiss movement replica watches still respected the design of the original 39mm stainless steel case with its integrated bracelet. For the dial design, luxury fake Audemars Piguet took the liberty of changing it slightly compared to its predecessor, the 15002ST. That watch was one of my picks on the list of the most remarkable AAA replica Audemars Piguet models from the 1990s. The main difference was that the designers moved the word “automatic” to the upper part of the dial, closer to the brand name. Additionally, the minute track features numerals for every five minutes, whereas it used to have just markers on the previous models. As a result, the “Swiss Made” text also moved up and was placed on both sides of the 6-o’clock index. While these small details do not hurt the overall design, they do prompt a lot of discussion amongst enthusiasts. As I am a Genta purist, you probably already know my opinion.
The same striking caliber
The monocoque case was water-resistant to 50 meters and featured the sapphire display case back that was introduced for the special 20th-anniversary model ref. 14802. But it had not been featured on a regular-production model, so technically, this was a first. The display case back gives a view of the trusted caliber 2121, which was used until the new Royal Oak collection was introduced earlier this year. The Swiss made fake Audemars Piguet caliber 2121 is based on Jaeger-LeCoultre’s 920 movement. It operates at 21,600vph and has 36 jewels with 40 hours of power reserve. As Gerard mentioned in the article about his “Jubilee” model, this ultra-slim movement was used by Patek Philippe, Vacheron Constantin, and high quality replica Audemars Piguet. Funnily enough, Jaeger-LeCoultre never used the movement.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica for sale was introduced in 2000 and stayed in production until 2012. That’s when the brand introduced a new “Jumbo” for the 40th anniversary of its icon. That model saw another update of the dial design with the AP monogram moving back to the lower part of the dial like on the original ref. 5402. Additionally, the minute track was also restored to its original layout. It makes this first-generation high quality copy Audemars Piguet Royal Oak “Jumbo” ref. 15202ST a unique model. But despite the differences in dial design, the watch is still a great part of the Royal Oak “Jumbo” legacy. Prices for one start at roughly €80K and easily move up to a bonkers €135K.