As time goes by, I appreciate the notion of unassuming beauty more and more. It’s not about the hype, it’s not about the logos, and it’s certainly not about someone being able to tell what you have from across the room. For me, it’s about the pure love of form and function. This high quality replica Audemars Piguet Ref. 5072 watches feels like it’s watch you settle on and/or understand its true goodness when you’ve gone through several cycles of acquiring, editing, and purging through your watch-collecting evolution. I’m sure most people who see this luxury US Audemars Piguet fake watches would say, “oh, it’s a pretty watch,” but I want the sentiment for this watch to be deeper than that.
Ben Clymer shared his thoughts on the 13-ligne movement watches by AP in his story “A Fine Line,” featured in Hodinkee Magazine Volume 5. He precisely summed up these 1:1 top Audemars Piguet replica watches in three words: “Sparse, But Superb.” The story goes into how special the movement is, and it’s surprising to learn that this movement was supplied as a blank movement by Valjoux, not originally as an ébauche. Keeping it at 29.33mm, they were often used for more complicated cheap Audemars Piguet copy watches, such as perpetual calendars and the chronographs which Valjoux was particularly famous for. In some ways, it was rarer to see this movement in a time-only format, which is another fact I enjoy because it’s more of an “in the know”-type of knowledge.
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The soft champagne-silver dial is well-balanced with the use of applied markers and numerals in each quadrant. If I have a choice, I’m usually on “Team Applied Markers” and the patina on the gold-tone markers also flows naturally with the patina on the case. I’m also fully on board with the subtle print of the “AUDEMARS, PIGUET GENÈVE,” considering the rest of the best Audemars Piguet replica watches is quietly adorned with svelte baton hands and blued steel running center seconds.
As Ben closes his story, he states, “because with vintage Audemars Piguet, the exploration, the longing, and the discovery might just be the best part.” It’s the pursuit of “niche-ness” that shows the deep appreciation for haute horlogerie at its finest. It’s not about the fanfare. The Audemars Piguet super clone watches for sale is special, but it doesn’t look special to the untrained eye. It’s about the quiet self-satisfaction of understanding the beauty of this watch, inside and out.