The perfect fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the Genesis of the luxury sports watch segment, turned 50 this year and for that reason alone it deserves to be on this list. It still is one of the strongest designs in watchmaking history, penned by the late Gerald Genta in 1972. We all wondered what would happen after Swiss replica Audemars Piguet announced the discontinuation of the 15202. Well, not much really as the new Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin 16202ST proved to be quite faithful to its origins.

The biggest change is the introduction of a new movement (with a special rotor for its anniversary year only). The cosmetic changes are extremely subtle, with fine cosmetic touches here and there. But best of all, it’s still very much the luxury fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak as it should be. Priced at EUR 32,400 it’s not exactly cheap, and rather difficult to get a hold of as well.

Quick Facts – 39mm stainless steel case with octagonal bezel – petite tapisserie dial in “Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50” – white gold applied markers and hands – AP Calibre 7121, selfwinding – special 50-years rotor available in 2022 only – integrated stainless steel bracelet with folding clasp – reference 16202ST.OO.1240ST.01 – EUR 32,400

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