Royal Oak is one of the best-selling sports watches in the world. It is highly recognizable due to its octagonal bezel shape. Many of us think that Royal Oak only has some simple models, other complicated models are in Royal Oak Offshore and Jules Audemars series, actually they are wrong. We admit that Royal Oak produces the most simple and popular 15400 watch, but it also has some complicated models like this one I am going to introduce here. It is Royal Oak 26574 with a lot of functions, including date, week, month and moon phase. The watch that has so many functions is hard to be cloned, but J12 factory completed this hard work and brought this novelty to us.
26574 is a Royal Oak watch that is fully made of stainless steel. The case is 41mm in diameter, its thickness is no more than 13mm. The entire case is brushed, there are eight polished screws in brushed bezel, to ensure a good water resistance, J12 factory refers to the case waterproofing system of genuine watch, so whether the case or crown construction, they tried their best effort to make it 1:1 original. On the left case, there is one button, there are two buttons up and below the crown on the right case side, I did not operate these three buttons, so I do not know which function will be adjusted when you push one of them.
The dial is textured blue, there are four small dials with each displaying different function. Each subdial has Guilloche decoration. The subdial at 3 o’clock with a red digit “31” is displaying current date. The moon phase is displayed at 6 o’clock. Week is displayed on the subdial at 9 o’clock. There are two subdials at 12 o’clock, the outer big one is for month display, I do not know the function of the one inlaid. Hour markers, hour and minute hands have Super-LumiNova coating applied.
The movement, which you can see from crystal back, is highly decorated. The main base plate has beautiful Geneva Stripes, we also call these fish scales. Auto rotor is skeletonized and in golden tone, this is the first time for J12 factory to clone the genuine 5134 movement of Audemars Piguet. We expect more improvement could be made by J12 on thie clone 5134.
This Audemars Piguet replica watch is very convenient, you can know exact month, date and week just by a glance, without the need to taking out your mobile phone.