New Yellow Gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15450 Watch Review

This watch is in yellow gold, as all of this year’s Royal Oak collection in precious metals have been so. They’ve pushed very hard this year to bring the metal back, turning away from the more marketable and seemingly preferred rose gold. For a while now, many people have turned their noses up at yellow gold for being too old-fashioned, so for Audemars Piguet to try to bring it back, is no easy feat. Next, this time only 15450, is sized at 37mm, 2mm smaller than the classic 15250 and a whole 4mm smaller than the more common 15400!

Audemars Piguet 15450 cheap replica watch features a familiar blue grande tappiserie dial, which is one of my favourites from the manufacture. The ability for the dial to reflect off different gradients of blue based on different light sources is a joy to look at and it is further emphasised by the warmth of the gold case. The yellow gold applied markers and baton hands are classically in the style of the Royal Oak and filled with luminous material .

The case is expectedly excellent, and at 9.8mm thick, it is surprisingly elegant for a sports watch. Similarly, the Genta designed bracelet of the Royal Oak is second to none, with a combination of brushed surfaces and polished bevels, it really showcases the excellence of the manufacture. While the AP folding clasp is easy to use and the bracelet is extremely comfortable, the weight of the watch, as it is solid gold, is something to get used to.http://www.apreplicawatch.com

Powered by the in-house self-winding Calibre 3120, it is the same found in other time only Royal Oaks and is a fantastic movement, considered one of the finest automatic movements around. Featuring a bidirectional 22k rotor expertly engraved with the coat of arms for the Audemars and Piguet families, it is finished in true haute horlogerie standards with all edges and screw heads bevelled and polished and Ctes de Genève on the bridges. It has a power reserve of 60 hours.

 

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