Regarding the Royal Oak Diver watch replica, it once enjoyed significant popularity, but its appeal has waned over time. Whether referring to the Royal Oak Diver models 15703 or 15710, JF was renowned for producing top-notch replicas of these models. JF had even upgraded them to the latest V10 edition. However, with the closure of the JF manufacturer, super clones of the 15710 and 15703 became scarce until ZF took on the task of crafting replicas.
Interestingly, it appears that people now show greater recognition for other Royal Oak watches from ZF, such as the 15400 and 15500. Fortunately, the APS factory has emerged as a formidable player in the field. Following in the footsteps of JF, APS is now the sole factory with the capability to research and develop superior movements for AP replicas. The 3120 movement from APS stands out as the best clone 3120 movement used in their Royal Oak 15400.
Moreover, APS factory introduced the V2 edition of the replica Audemars Piguet in July, marking a positive development in the market. This release is noteworthy as it positions APS as the sole provider of the super clone 15710 in our current market landscape.
Now, back to the new Royal Oak Diver watch 15720, both ZF and APS do not make the replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Diver 15720, now if you want to get a good replica 15720, there are two options, BF and IPF, between the two, IPF is better. The photos I shared in this post are from IPF. About this factory, I do not know the meaning of its name “IP”. The 15720 replica from IPF has four color options, black, grey, green and blue, they all good, especially when I see its movement that is modified on basis of Japanese Miyota 9015, I think the quality of the replica won’t be bad. IP factory makes the 15720 with solid stainless steel that is brushed, the case has a diameter of 42mm and thickness is up to 14.2mm. The black bezel uses ceramic material, which is vertically brushed on the front, while being polished on the edge of the bezel. The case of AP is the most angular one I have ever seen, it is difficult to be replicated especially when needed to be done 1:1 as original, the big AP case, if not finished well, it is easy to notice the difference, I really like the case on AP made by JF, they always made the most beautiful case before.
The dial layout of the 15720 appears more compact compared to the 15710, although personally, I prefer the dial style of the 15710. On the 15720’s dial, the hour markers are wider and generously applied with luminous material, resulting in a stronger lume effect in low-light conditions. The inner bezel showcases a yellow diving stripe with yellow numeral markers, contributing to improved readability on the black dial.
Examining the movement through the crystal back, one can observe golden engravings on the plates and a prominent AP logo on the skeleton rotor. The IP factory invested time and effort in modifying the movement, presenting a commendable clone 4308. The movement is known for its stability, ensuring minimal issues during regular wear. However, it’s worth noting that there is still a noticeable gap between this clone 4308 and a super clone.
Looking ahead, it is anticipated that both APS and ZF will produce replicas of the 15720 in the future. However, this is not expected to happen in 2022; rather, it might be a development to look forward to in the second half of 2023.