In the metal, the “remastered” Replica watch is appealing; it looks good and the execution is impressively high quality in all aspects. The dial in particularly is sharply done, with even the tiniest details done right. And the movement inside is modern – and looks modern – but is impeccably constructed.
It was 36.5 mm in diameter, extra-large for the period, and a three-counter chronograph, instead of the two registers typical then. Only nine of them were made, three with two-tone, steel-and-gold cases.
The Fake Audemars Piguet Watch isn’t novel or creative, but it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do, convey the look of the vintage original while having all of the quality and finesse of a modern watch.
The design and proportions of the Audemars Piguet Replica watch, especially on the face, are done perfectly. Even though the movement inside is a modern calibre, the layout of the dial is almost identical to the vintage original. The chronograph registers just touch the minute track, and are far enough from the central axis, giving the dial a pleasing balance.
It is, however, a thick watch, measuring 14.6 mm high. The Rolex Daytona, in comparison, is only 12.2 mm high. And the Fake Code 11.59 chronograph that’s equipped with a nearly identical movement, is only 12.6 mm high.