Stone dials are about as 1970s as you can get. And as a self-professed 1970s nostalgia freak, theoretically, this means I should be uncompromisingly devoted to the relatively recently-released 37mm turquoise dial luxury replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches.
Sure, part of me is enamored. But I have some housekeeping/general observations before I run through an 800-word love letter to this 2023 AAA fake watches.
Firstly, I have noticed that stone dials are weirdly a political unifier amongst watch enthusiasts – a unique middle ground for men and women to confer without some uncalled-for battle of the sexes debate/discourse. We can all admire a pretty stone (and lord knows I do). It’s as if these best replica watches are akin to souvenirs from a years-past trip to the Natural History Museum – the London one – duh – with a parent. Or a forgotten lesson in elementary school, where everybody got to pass around little lumps of quartz, tiger’s eye, aventurine, obsidian, etc., in the hopes of learning the basics of mineral science. I don’t know if this is a hot take, but stone dials, unlike gemstones, are neutral territory. They are decorative, they are not for everybody, but they are seemingly far from polarizing.
Stone dials are more quirky than gem-setting on top copy watches. Stone dials are earthy and bohemian. They loosely signify hippie culture (a culture which has been fetishized and annihilated to such a degree that I’m not sure this point remains relevant anymore but let’s stick with it for now as I take us back to the 1970s). This is hippie culture in the most surface sense; less revolutionary dropouts from Haight-Ashbury make it to communal life in rural America and more holding multiple minerals in each hand as you make a journey across the PCH to the Esalen Institute.
And, as we know, high quality replica watches are often a reflection of the broader zeitgeist – the cultural climate being referenced here is our modern-day obsession with mid-century style: fashion, furniture, art… and watches. As tempting as it is for me to fall into my usual bourgeois bohemian fantasy about Loulou de Falaise wearing flowy Yves Saint Laurent caftans, armfuls of wooden bangles, and strand upon strand of semi-precious stone beads, I am not her, and it is 2023, not 1973. So I’ll channel my fantasy into something like modern stone dial Swiss movements fake watches (and maybe throw on a single string of coral beads for good measure, because why not).
But here’s the really tricky part. Because as much as I want to put on the turquoise dial Audemars Piguet Royal Oak super clone watches for sale and slip into 1970s Saint Laurent muse cosplay, stone dials actually turn my levels of discernment up by about 10 notches. There is a lot more to these dials than just a pretty or unusual color and texture. The lapidary has to be immaculate in order for the dial to look refined, evenly saturated in color with just the right amount of flaws, and balanced in relation to its case and bracelet. This particular turquoise dial Royal Oak, like others in its category, comes with a healthy price tag ($61,000 to be precise) – so I do not take the quality of the stone or cutting technique lightly.
And while this replica watches shop did pass the stop-everything-you-are-doing-and-revel-in-the-beauty-of-this-watch-on-social-media test when it came out in February of this year, seeing lapidary up close is very different. It’s hard to pass judgment when you cannot see every single dial in the full run. They will all be cut differently, the veins in the Mexican turquoise will all form different patterns – it’s the luck of the draw.
The most striking quality, aside from the obvious Royal Oak design and perfect metalwork, is the contrast in color between the 18k yellow gold and bright turquoise stone. Gold and blue is a perfect combination in my mind; very Mediterranean, very regal, very pharaohs in Egypt, but also very ’70s. This is not Tiffany blue; it’s a different thing. The only point of comparison I would maybe deem acceptable is the modern Rolex Day-Date with its own turquoise dial (not for me, though, thanks).
The simplicity and size of this fake watches site work harmoniously. It would have been interesting to see this without the date window and seconds hand, maybe even without applied hour markers for a super clean and less watchy look, but for now, I’ll take her as she is.
At 37mm x 9.3mm, it’s relatively compact – but Royal Oaks fit larger than most, so if you’ve never tried one on before, know that this usually tends to wear like a 39mm (they made me say this). The replica watches online comes equipped with a self-winding Caliber 5900, which displays hours, minutes, center seconds, and date. And has a power reserve of 60 hours and water resistance of 50m.
Sure, “vintage Piaget is really hot right now” and Rolex Day-Dates are exemplary in the stone dial category (again, except turquoise). Is Audemars Piguet a brand my mind naturally veers toward when thinking of stone dials? No, not really. I mean yes, they have exquisite examples from the ’60s all the way through the ’90s. I just find micro trends in the Swiss made fake watches space to be something of a tailspin – like a microclimate that exists solely on the Internet. “You know X is just so hot right now,” says one Instagram handle to the other. Does anybody really hear the noise, or is this an echo chamber?
But we are truly in watch-jewelry hybrid territory, which means I am not taking this as a trendy novelty – I’m looking at this as holy grail territory. I’ll admit when I saw this in real life, I didn’t quite feel that punch in the stomach that I experienced when I saw an OG “Stella” dial Rolex Day-Date at Phillips. But it was pretty darn close.
I will not be blindly brainwashed into liking anything. Certainly not when the product in question is a true Venn diagram of all my replica watches wholesale interests: yellow gold, 1970s, and colorful stones. Royal Oak or not, this yellow gold, turquoise dial best quality replica watches hit all the notes I was after. You know it’s love when there are over 50 pictures in the camera roll. Now make her in 34mm, and you might have yourself a customer (insert joke about waiting list here).