How good is the AP RO 15400 from APS factory?

The AP Royal Oak replica has been a popular choice among watch enthusiasts, with the JF and ZF factories being the main competitors in producing this model. J12 was the first factory to create a replica of the AP Royal Oak 15400, and they have been manufacturing it for over five years. Over time, they have made several improvements, and the latest version, V5, showcases these enhancements. On the other hand, ZF entered the market for replica AP RO 15400 two years ago. Initially, their case finish and bracelet quality were not on par with J12, but ZF has since made significant improvements, and now both J12 and ZF offer similar quality for the AP Royal Oak 15400.

APS is not a newcomer in the watch manufacturing industry. Prior to creating the AP RO 15400, they successfully replicated the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar 26574, which received positive feedback and attracted a significant number of buyers. In 2021, APS factory introduced the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 15400 replica, with its standout feature being the movement. Regarded as the best clone 3120 available in the market, APS 15400 has garnered attention and is priced higher than its counterparts, J12 and ZF.

Due to the use of the in-house 3120 movement, the APS 15400 is considered to have the most accurate case profile. It has a diameter of 41mm, which is similar to the genuine watch. Additionally, the case thickness of the APS 15400 is 9.8mm, which is closer to the thickness of the authentic watch compared to the JF or ZF 15400, which have a case thickness of more than 10mm. APS also claims that the case construction and assembly method are the same as the original, allowing all case parts to be interchanged with the genuine watch. The most significant improvement is that the movement is no longer based on the Miyota 9015 with extra plates, making it no longer a “fake 3120” movement.

I have measured the case thickness of both the ZF 15400 and APS 15400 watches, and there is a subtle difference between them. The case thickness measures around 9.7mm or 9.8mm, which may not be noticeable unless you have both watches in hand. However, some people do pay attention to these details. It is quite challenging for a replica watch manufacturer to reduce the case thickness while maintaining the authentic construction of the original watch. In the case of the AP RO 15400, APS factory has successfully developed a clone 3120 movement and made improvements to achieve a perfect result.

The AP RO 15400 from APS factory is highly regarded for two main reasons. Firstly, it features the best clone 3120 movement, which closely resembles the authentic AP 3120 Calibre. This ensures a high level of accuracy and performance. Secondly, the watch has the correct case thickness and all case parts that can be used on a genuine AP 15400. This provides a sense of authenticity and quality.Regarding the stainless steel AP RO 15400, APS factory offers three models, each with a different dial color: black, blue, and white.

BF new arrival 15710 Diver

The BF has previously released replicas of several AP Royal Oak Diver 15710 models, but I haven’t come across the specific model you described with a PVD black case and a rose gold bezel. The 15710 is a popular Audemars Piguet replica watch, and it has been produced by two major factories: JF and ZF. JF was the first factory to manufacture this watch and it remains one of their flagship products. BF, on the other hand, began producing replicas of the 15710 last year. While the quality of BF’s 15710 may be slightly lower compared to JF and ZF, its biggest advantage is its more affordable price.

In the case of the Diver 15710 replica watch, both ZF and BF factories utilize the Japanese Miyota 9015 movement, while JF factory uses an Asia ETA 2824-2 as the base movement. All three factories have added additional plates to the base movement and made modifications to the plates and auto rotor to closely resemble the genuine AP 3120 Calibre. However, these modifications result in the replica watch being thicker than the genuine version, with a case thickness of 13.8mm for the 15710 from these three factories.

The BF 15710 is cheaper than ZF’s version because of the differences in movement decoration. While both watches have the same base movement, the BF 15710’s movement decoration is not as nicely done as ZF and JF’s. The jewels on the movement plates have a different color compared to the genuine AP 3120 movement, and the engravings on the auto rotor are not as clear and fine as JF’s. This difference in movement decoration quality is one of the reasons why BF can offer the 15710 at a lower price.Furthermore, the case finish of ZF and JF is superior to BF. JF has put a lot of effort into developing their latest version of the 15710, known as V10. They have paid attention to details such as the case finish, the construction of the bezel, and the assembly of the crown. In these aspects, there is still a noticeable gap between BF and JF.When examining the BF 15710, you may notice that the rose gold bezel does not fit tightly onto the case, leaving a small gap. This could be due to incorrect installation by the watch master. However, it’s important to note that there may still be good-quality BF 15710 watches in their inventory despite these issues.

BF offers the most extensive selection of Royal Oak Diver 15710 watches, which includes variations in regular stainless steel, rose gold, and pvd black. Additionally, the stainless steel model offers a variety of dial colors such as black, white, blue, orange, yellow, and green, among others. BF is able to fully satisfy the preferences of individuals seeking high-level quality replica AP 15710 watches.

ZF AP 16202

ZF, this manufacturer has recently released several new models this month, except for the IW3716. I’m not particularly fond of the other watches, such as the 15510 and the 16202, which are both 50th-anniversary models from Audemars Piguet. Speaking of the latest 16202, its predecessor is the AP 15202, which happens to be a highly sought-after replica watch in our market. KZF, ZF, and XF are all watch manufacturers that produce replicas of the 15202. XF was the first to make replica 15202 watches and quickly became one of the top sellers for AP replicas. ZF also made the 15202 and sold it at a much higher price than XF, but in my opinion, both manufacturers offer similar quality watches.

Whether it is the ZF or XF replica, the 15202 model offers the same functions as the genuine watch. Now, let’s talk about the latest perfect replica AP 15202 , the 16202 from ZF. This replica watch is of excellent quality, comparable to the 15202. However, it is still unclear why Audemars Piguet released the 16202. From an external perspective, there are no visible differences except for the movement. The size and dial details remain the same as the 15202. Personally, I am not a fan of the AP 16202, and I believe that most people would still prefer the 15202.

Regarding the 16202, ZF is the only manufacturer producing replicas of this watch. The movement used in the replica is a custom-made 7121 movement. However, it is important to note that this movement is not a super clone movement and does not have the same level of customization as the VS 3235. ZF has added additional plates to the base movement and made decorative modifications to make it resemble the genuine AP 7121 calibre. However, upon close examination, there are numerous differences between the replica movement and the genuine one, despite its ability to accurately display the time and date.

ZF 15400, 15500, and 15202 are highly recommended for their dial finishes, particularly the intricate grids. ZF has done an excellent job in replicating the checkered dials of the genuine watches. However, if APS factory improves the dial grids on these AP models, they have the potential to surpass ZF in terms of quality. Lastly, I would like to share some photos and videos of the latest 16202 with you. Enjoy!