When we received the AP’s upcoming series of novelty products (and lots of them) on SIHH 2018, one watch separated from the others. Oddly, the watch is far from a real revolution. Not that RD# 2 isn’t an amazing development, but we’re all new versions in MONOCHROME, focusing on this brand new fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin 15202IP. Already stunning on official images, we need to see it in metal. And boy, how beautiful.
I know I may sound enthusiastic, but I’ve always had a passion for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica watches, especially Jumbo Extra-Thin 15202. For various reasons, for me, if you get into a modern watch, otherwise the original 5402ST is a no-brainer. With its 39-mm case, ultra-thin automatic movement, time and date display with no second hand and fine twist dial, it is in many ways the most faithful version of the original watch from 1972, a current collection of natural lineages. Already available in steel and various gold options, this year the AP launched a new version, combining new materials with a new model of the dial, the Royal Oak Jumbo extra-thin 15202IP.
The first is the material used to bring the watch to life. This 15202IP (note the reference changes from ST to IP) relies on a titanium case and chain with several platinum hues. Platinum is used here as the octagon watch ring and small link on the cheap copy Audemars Piguet watches chain. All of the platinum elements are mirrored and polished, in sharp contrast to the rough drawing surface of titanium. The rest of the case is identical to the steel version, with a diameter of 39 mm and thickness of 8.1 mm, the same chain bracelet, the polished chamfer on both sides of the case/chain, and the same crown. However, the metal used here dramatically changes the look and feel of the watch.
Thanks to the Royal Oak’s all-metal structure, despite its ultra-thin appearance, it is a very heavy watch – even made of steel. It usually has a strong sense of wrist presence. When the new 15202IP version is strapped to your wrist, you instantly feel the change from steel to titanium, bringing a pleasant lightness – a daily comfort. In addition, titanium is more scratch resistant. The addition of the platinum ring did, however, change the look of the best qulaity Royal Oak Jumbo replica. The 15202IP is completely mirror polished rather than brushed on the upper surface, which, unlike light and reflection, changes from a bright sheen to a nearly black reflection, depending on the Angle. The polished surface of the platinum ring was surprising at first. The only downside is scraping Real magnets.
The second major novelty of this Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-Thin 15202IP is the dial. Guilloched, which still has the iconic “Petite Tapisserie” pattern, still has the applied circular baton index, still showing the AP logo placed where it should be (at 6 o ‘clock), and now has a new smoky blue gradient. In fact, the 15202IP dial is darker on the outside, and pure blue in the center. A perfect match for a polished platinum bezel and black reflections. It may not be revolutionary, but the results are excellent.