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.
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.
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.