Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin Yellow Gold Blue Dial 15202BA.OO.1240BA.01 Copy Watch
Series: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Copy
Movement: Automatic Mechanical
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Diameter: 39 mm
Dial Color: Blue
Strap Material: Yellow Gold
In 1972, the first Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, penned by Gérald Genta, was released. It was the ‘first luxury sports watch and was presented in stainless steel. Over 45 years, AP has produced several versions of the Royal Oak, including steel, platinum, alacrite, forged carbon, titanium, tantalum and, of course, gold. Some Royal Oak watches are equipped with complications, while some eschew complexity, featuring few dial indications. In 1977, the first yellow gold 39mm Royal Oak was unveiled. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin Yellow Gold Blue Dial 15202BA.OO.1240BA.01 copy watch is offered with a ‘classic blue’ dial.
The dial is a subtle matrix of small squares or, to use AP parlance, ‘Petite Tapisserie’. The labyrinth-like motif is sublime and has always appealed to my tastes. The Royal Oak hour and minute hands are lozenge shaped and collaborate superbly with the baton-like indexes, proclaiming the time with clear and perfect tone. Unlike the 41mm Royal Oak, the AP logo on the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Extra-Thin 15202BA.OO.1240BA.02 appears in the southern hemisphere of the dial. The logo is applied which, together with the applied indexes and Petite Tapisserie motif, confers a magnificent three dimensional quality. At 3 o’clock a tiered aperture showcases the date. More replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches.
At the time I recall falling under the spell of the Royal Oak Self Winding 41mm in pink gold and Extra-Thin 39mm in steel. Both of these timepieces continue to look new and fresh, however, the 18-carat yellow gold looks like it belongs to another era, namely the 1970s. This is not a criticism as there are many people who look back to this era with a sense of fondness and will, no doubt, appreciate the period styling of this watch. To be honest, I am still undecided whether I like the yellow gold or not. The integrated bracelet has a fluidity to the way it forms around the wrist.