The new Best Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Replica Watch are definitely a great addition to the Royal Oak collection and their new dials are meant to appeal to a wider customer base that prefer two-tone dials on their chronographs. Well done AP but when will an in-house chronograph for the Royal Oak Chrono will be released? For these new Royal Oak Chronographs, Audemars Piguet has decided to enlarge the hour and minute chrono registers at 9 and 3 o’clock, reduce the size of the running seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, shorten and widen the hour-markers while adding more lume to them and update the typeface and transfers on the chronograph totalizers.
The new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica Watch continue to measure 41 mm in diameter, are still powered by the same calibre 2385 that powers all other Royal Oak Chronographs and that is based off of the legendary Frederic Piguet calibre 1185 and still fitted with a solid case back.
Continuing with our coverage of the SIHH 2017, we now bring you the new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronographs that were released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Oak Chronograph.
Along with all these changes, Audemars Piguet has added eight new models to the Royal Oak Chronograph collection now under reference 26331. The new models include the following: a Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica in Titanium and Platinum ref. 26331IP.OO.1220IP.01 we talked about here, four new 18K rose gold references, and three stainless steel references.
For its third facelift since its launch in 1997, the reference number has changed 26320 to 26331. While all these changes make the dial of the Royal Oak Chronograph more interesting, one thing we dislike is the proximity of the date aperture to the 5 o’clock marker. On the wrist, the new Audemars Piguet Replica Watch ref. 26331 wears true to its size and exactly like the previous reference 26320. As a matter of fact the new ref. 26331 is 11 mm thick versus 10.8 mm for the ref. 26320 —not sure where the difference is coming from and AP could not elaborate on the matter.