It all started in the Women’s Novelties section. Summer had arrived in New York, and Cara Barrett and I had popped over to luxury fake Audemars Piguet’s New York headquarters to see a new piece before its public release. The room was buzzing over one particular watch, a 34mm black ceramic Audemars Piguet Royal Oak replica for women. “Ooh, ceramic!” everyone seemed to be whispering. I didn’t quite understand why.
Granted, I was new to the game. I’d recently founded the blog and Instagram account Dimepiece to celebrate women in watches, and I was learning along the way. Dimepiece was strong on the culture side of high quality fake watches, which I felt had been underrepresented (especially for women), but I wasn’t exactly the kind of enthusiast who could rattle off reference numbers, and I couldn’t quite figure out why this 1:1 replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak was so different from any other. I feigned enough enthusiasm to match the mood of those surrounding me, ooo-ing and aah-ing as I momentarily replaced the still-fresh super clone Cartier Tank Française on my wrist with the new AP.
While it didn’t blow me away, I was struck by its near-weightlessness and took a few steps toward the window to see it in the natural light (and to take a wrist shot, obviously). As I snapped a photo, the Audemars Piguet replica Paypal representative gently warned me against posting this on social media, as this watch was under embargo until next month. I made a mental note to google the formal definition of embargo, but understood then the privilege bestowed upon me in this preview. A clandestine watch meeting! A secret to keep!
I tucked away that memory until early July, when UK AAA fake Audemars Piguet’s new releases were no longer my own little secret but rather the talk of the town. I scrolled on over to us to read Danny Milton’s coverage. Danny declared it a heavy hitter, reporting on its material, features, and size. “If this was a 37mm watch,” he concluded, “it might very well be the top Swiss copy watch of the Summer – nay the year.” I was once again taken aback. Sure it was nice, but watch of the year? What was I missing? What separates the sheep from a GOAT?