The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked replica watch was the first timepiece I was drawn to at SIHH 2016. Audemars Piguet offered a truly dizzying array of new watches at the show, and of course, their iconic Royal Oak collection received a lot of the attention in the form of mostly very high-end new models. One of the very few new Royal Oak watches in steel was nevertheless quite high-end in the Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked – and, of course, it also comes in 18k pink gold.
When I debuted this new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked collection with its novel in-house made caliber 3132 automatic movement Audemars Piguet fake watches, I did not have one very crucial piece of information. That information was just how much more accurate the “Doublebalance” concept that Audemars Piguet developed to increase the stability of the regulation system’s performance actually is. Audemars Piguet was looking for a way to decrease the accuracy-reducing effects of a balance wheel’s natural tendency to shift its performance based on a range of variables. Everything from the position in which you hold your wrist to the temperature can make small changes in how the balance wheel operates, which can dramatically affect accuracy over time.
The holy grail for any mechanical watch movement maker is to have an utterly solid and perfectly stable regulation system which is not affected by environmental variation. Of course, in a timepiece worn on the wrist in various situations, this isn’t really possible, but what is possible are systems which increase rate stability and thus accuracy over time.
So getting back to the point, the brand claims that the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Double Balance Wheel Openworked watch’s calibre 3132 movement is 30% more accurate than similar movements without the system. That is a not an insignificant performance boost, and lovers of accuracy (and Royal Oaks) will likely flock to this beautiful concept. Of course, Audemars Piguet cheap fake watches for sale could have just hidden this new system in the case of a watch or made it only visible through the case back, but they went “full skeleton,” showing off their new movement with pride and style.