The “O.G.” octagonal watch, the perfect fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, was first imagined by the great Gérald Genta in 1972. According to the legend, Genta, inspired by a diver wearing an old-fashioned helmet attached to his suit by eight screws, drew up the design in a single night.
However, whether that story is true or apocryphal is not our focus today. What matters more is that its design elements were shocking in the 1970s, but it has since become recognized as the first sport-chic replica watches for sale – a hybrid between a tool and a formal watch.
One design element, for instance, is the way the octagonal shape is accentuated by the use of hand-polished and satin-brushed finishes to emphasize its angular lines. Others are, of course, its famous tapisserie dial and integrated bracelet.
The latest version of the AAA fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, released in January 2022, is the “Jumbo” Extra-Thin (ref. 16202). The case measures 39mm by 8mm and is 0.1mm thinner than the previous 16202. It still retains the funky chunkiness of the original but at a more universally wearable size.
Finally, it should come as no surprise, but this is among the pricier of octagonal Audemars Piguet replica watches online as the base model, which is encased in stainless steel, retails for $33,200.