Typically available in stainless steel Best Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time Replica Watch —with blue, silver-toned or black dial—, 18K yellow gold with silver-toned dial and in 18K rose gold with black or silver-toned dial, the Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120 in stainless steel was slowly phased out in 2015 due to its lack of popularity among Royal Oak enthusiasts. Now, let’s move on to our hands-on review of the Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120OR.OO.D002CR.01, one of our all-time favorite Royal Oak models. Regardless, a new ladies version in stainless steel was reintroduced at the SIHH 2016 as reference 26124ST.OO.D011CR.01 and more recently replaced by a boutique exclusive men’s version with a striking blue dial and blue alligator strap as reference 26124ST.OO.D018CR.01.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time Replica Watch features a dual time zone with a superimposed day/night indicator at 6 o’clock, a power reserve indicator between 9 and 11 and a date indicator between 1 and 3 o’clock. With white and red transfers, the dial is somewhat sporty and easy to read. The only downside to this dial is the poor luminescent material that Audemars Piguet utilizes across all their watches, making it quite challenging to tell time in very low light or complete dark places.
Designed and launched in 1990 for those that spend their lives traveling, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Dual Time ref. 26120OR.OO.D002CR.01 is one of the most convenient watches for globe trotters in terms of functionality, by displaying a second time zone along with a power reserve indicator, date and day/night indicator.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Replica Watch is fitted with the traditional 39 mm satin brushed Royal Oak case with its satin brushed octagonal bezel with eight 18K white gold hex screws. The 18K pink gold case on this watch, features the traditional hexagonal screw-down crown with AP logo and has a thickness of 10.30 mm. The Royal Oak Dual Time features a black —or silver-toned— grande tapisserie dial with a layout that for many has seemed somewhat busy. In reality to us, the design is well balanced with extremely graphic counters and perfect readability.
Even though the Audemars Piguet Replica Watch in stainless steel with stainless steel bracelet is now a discontinued reference, if you look around you can still stumble upon it in new old stock condition at some AP authorized dealers. For now, the 18K pink gold version of this watch should suffice.