About a year ago, I began writing the “Vintage Eye for theModern Guy” series in an effort to spotlight some of the historical influences behind many of the world’s most popular Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica. My subjects have ranged from complete re-creations of vintage models by some brands to contemporary re-interpretations by others; we have covered the good, the luxurious, and the truly unique, all to hopefully put some of the best watches in the most appropriate historical context.
It was a piece characterized by a 39-mm Audemars Piguet Replica Watches China case in a variety of metals; a super-thin automatic movement, Caliber 2120/2800; and a host of perpetual calendar dial displays, including moon-phase, date, month, et cetera. It had many of the features common to other Royal Oaks, but also developed other, more contemporary features over the past 35 years that have made it recognizable in its own right, to both watch aficionados and casual observers.
The modern Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Replica, was updated last year, with two steel versions, two rose gold, and one novelty yellow-gold variation. Housed in a recognizable 41-mm Royal Oak case with an octagonal bezel, a screw-down crown, and a sapphire caseback revealing the movement, the piece fastens to the wrist via the famous integrated Royal Oak bracelet. Behind the sapphire caseback, and powering the watch’s various complications, is the automatic manufacture Caliber 5134, complete with a fully decorated rotor, which holds a power reserve around 40 hours. What the movement is capable of is clear on the dial: at the 12 o’clock mark resides the month and leap-year indicator; at 3 o’clock, the date; at 6 o’clock, the moon-phase, and toward 9 o’clock, the day of the week. Also notice the inner bezel indicating the week of the year, the “Grande Tapisserie” pattern covering the dial, and the luminescent hands and applied numerals common in Audemars Piguet Replica Watches.
The modern Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar shares plenty of similarities and differences with the vintage models. The overarching design codes have more or less remained the same, with an octagonal Audemars Piguet Replica case, crown, and perpetual calendar function, but even these are with slight changes. The now 41-mm case and crown now have an even more refined finishing, the caseback is now transparent compared to the original’s solid one, and the modern, automatic movement is a more complicated mechanism focusing more on contemporary features than striving for thinness. The most dramatic changes are found on the dial, where the perpetual calendar features now include a week indicator and corresponding hand, and a leap-year indicator within the month subdial.