Audemars Piguet’s most famous Swiss made replica watches is an icon… But it’s also extremely difficult (and expensive) to get your hands on one. So what do you do when you can’t get a Royal Oak? Never fear: we’ve come up with some great alternatives that won’t leave you feeling left out.
Designed by the legendary Gérald Genta, the Royal Oak isn’t just AP’s most iconic watch, but arguably the most iconic watch on the planet. It was the world’s first luxury sports watch: bold, purposeful yet incredibly refined, with a killer integrated bracelet, it redefined haute horlogerie and remains one of the most sought-after timepieces on the planet. Name-dropped by rappers, seen on the wrists of the rich and famous… There are few 1:1 top fake watches with the same sort of cache as a Royal Oak.
So without further ado, here’s our guide to the best alternatives to the Royal Oak you should consider buying.
Replica IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur Watches
The Royal Oak might be the first luxury sports watch Gérald Genta might have penned, but it was by no means the only one. In 1976, the maestro also designed the IWC Schaffhausen Ingenieur SL ‘Jumbo’, a stylish take on the iconic engineer’s UK cheap replica watches that IWC has revived in the form of the new Ingenieur Automatic 40.
The Genta family resemblance is obvious: exposed screws, an integrated bracelet, a grid-textured dial… You get the picture. The new IWC Ingenieur copy watches for sale also features the same movement as the Baume above, meaning it’s got a hefty 5-day power reserve and 100m of water resistance, giving it a clear edge over the Royal Oak.
Available in steel or titanium, the new high quality fake IWC Ingenieur watches – with its Genta DNA, tasteful design and exceptional bracelet (something not a lot of people talk about is how relatively uncomfortable the Royal Oak’s bracelet is) – is a more than credible alternative to the Royal Oak.
Fake Hublot Big Bang Integrated Watches
Gérald Genta was inspired by old diver’s helmets when he made the Royal Oak, and by ocean liner’s portholes when he made the Nautilus. ‘Hublot‘ means ‘porthole’ in French, and just like Genta, this Swiss brand’s designs have distinctly nautical roots – just look at luxury Hublot replica watches’ signature bezel design with its exposed screws. That’s why we had to include a Hublot on this list.
The Big Bang Integrated is probably the best and most natural alternative to a Royal Oak in Hublot’s range, if only because it has an integrated bracelet (hence the name). The Swiss movements super clone watches’ skeletonised dial also evokes the myriad Royal Oaks with skeletonised or ‘openworked’ dials in Audemars Piguet’s repertoire.
Unlike the Royal Oak, the Hublot Big Bang Integrated replica watches online site isn’t available in stainless steel, but it is available in titanium, ceramic and precious metals. It also puts out the same sort of vibe as a Royal Oak: it’s brash, it’s eye-catching, it oozes money. We think it makes sense as an alternative.