Audemars Piguet is widely known for the now-iconic Royal Oak, and while the brand no longer makes more traditional swiss fake watches like this Classique model, these more conventional offerings deliver incredible value for those who would like to rock an AP and are willing to explore the brand’s non-Royal Oak pieces.
This cheap best Audemars Piguet Classique replica comes from a past era of Audemars Piguet, with a 36mm case dressed up in precious metal and old-school Roman numerals over a white dial. The hands are a marvel to witness up close; leaf hands with a thin central spine that sticks out beyond the central mass. Right down to the seconds hand’s counterbalance, we see a three-dimensional presence not normally featured on a reserved dress watches such as this.
The caliber 2125 and its 42-hour power reserve were also used for the mid-sized Royal Oaks up until 2005. Like most AP calibers from this time, it is based on a design from Jaeger-LeCoultre but with the extra finishing and attention we’ve come to expect from Audemars Piguet replica. It’s classic, quiet, and old enough to be a cool and effortless alternative to the brand’s more famous designs.