A Luxurious Version Of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Frosted Gold Replica

It's been exactly 64 days since I first held the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica Frosted Gold, and it's now been exactly 64 days of me missing it. This replica watch is everything I want and more. It's sporty, cool, classic, sparkly, too much, too little, and, most of all, I need it. Like, a lot. But before getting into my effusive feelings on this beauty, let's get into the story behind this awesome timepiece and how it came to be in the first place.
Where Did This replica watch Come From?
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If you are an avid reader of HODINKEE, you likely know the history of the Royal Oak like back of your wrist. In any case, here is a quick refresher.

The Royal Oak was designed by now-legendary cheap replica watch designer Gerald Genta in 1971. It shot to super-stardom over the years and was released in many different variations and references (the 5402, 14802, 15400, and 15202, to name a few) continuously from then until now. The replica watch has always been known for it's sporty octagonal case shape, substantial link bracelet, and grande tapisserie dial. It is an icon and even if you don't like it, you kind of have to respect its status in the horological hall of fame.
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At this year's SIHH, we saw a lot of new Royal Oak releases, including the new Royal Oak Extra-Thin "Jumbo" reference 15202 in yellow gold, the black ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, and even the Royal Oak Tourbillon Extra-Thin Openworked in stainless steel (oof). But the highlight for me was the Royal Oak Frosted Gold. This thing was seriously dope and I mean that in the least precocious way possible.

What The Heck Is 'Frosted Gold' Anyway?

"Frosted Gold" is like the extra pizza topping you never knew you needed. Sure, that pepperoni pizza is good, but have you tried it with hot honey? Nah, didn't think so. Frosted Gold is just like that.

First thing's first, this replica watch was created to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the first ladies' Royal Oak designed by Jacqueline Dimier in 1976 (technically the Frosted Gold was released in 2016, even if it wasn't available to view until SIHH). It was a pretty big deal at the time because most women's replica watches weren't that sporty and Dimier's design was true to the men's Royal Oak but with some slight changes to size and aesthetics.

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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Black Ceramic 44MM Replica On Discount

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Black Ceramic 44MM Replica. Unveiled in 1993, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore made heads turn because of the size and boldness of its design. Nicknamed “The Beast” this 42mm wrist replica watch represented a huge departure from Gerald Genta’s steel Royal Oak, and displayed the guts of a brand that has since been lauded for its audacity.
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Over the next twenty years, the Offshore would slowly establish itself as an Audemars Piguet favorite, spearheading the oversized replica watch trend, and ramping up testosterone levels with even bigger, more virile Cheap Replica Watches. And then, in 2014, the brand decided to make a somewhat expected U-turn to unveil a new collection of Royal Oak Offshore replica watches paying tribute to the original 42mm “Beast.” With one exception, a Black Ceramic 44mm Offshore presented next to the six new models which include the stunning Royal Oak Offshore Royal Blue.

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Right off the bat, I should admit that I’m not a great fan of oversized replica watches. While I’ll a tall guy who can pull off most large wristreplica watches (see me wearing the 60mm Zenith Type 20 Skeleton Sapphire for proof), I usually prefer replica watches in the 39-42mm region. So you would think I was relieved to see the new Offshore collection. However, there is always an exception to the rule, and that exception is the 44mm Offshore. Specifically, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Black Ceramic 44mm with grey dial. Never has a replica watch shown so much muscle. A masculine chronograph housed inside a black ceramic case, it features the prodigious Méga Tapisserie dial in its most detailed form yet, this time with sporty red accents on the hour and minute totalizers, as well as the tip of the chronograph seconds hand.

The 44mm is the new “Beast.” It introduced new pushpiece guards and rectangular pushers that added that extra edge to the replica watch. But most of all, the replica watch unveiled – for the very first time- the beauty of caliber 3126 through a sapphire case back.

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