You know the expression “it’s the exception that proves the rule”? It doesn’t mean the exception proves the rule. It was coined when the word “prove” meant “test.” So the exception shows you that the rule holds. My rule: one post a day. Credit my pal Jon and the old adage: “the trick to life is to find something you love to do and not do too much of it.” Anyway, post two for today features an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak fake. Check out the name of the company selling it . . .
The fruits of capitalism aren’t always sweet. Clearly. (I guess Villain forgot to orient the exposed screw heads for this photo.) As the the song says Ain’t Nothing Like the Real Thing. Just so you know, here are the Ambassador’s specs transcribed from Instagram (thanks for the ban on cut-and-paste guys).
- Mechanical Wristwatch (China for the win!)
- Hand polished case / Brushed Bezel (I think they’re referring to Poland)
- Custom Hand-Built Automatic Movement (by little tiny hands)
- Hardex Mineral Crystal (i.e., glass)
- Luminous Hour & Minute-Hands (a lawsuit looms large)
- Exclusive See-Through Case (not so exclusive now, eh Mr. Bond?)
- Water resistant depth : 38ar (showers = Kryptonite)
To recap: IT’S A ROYAL OAK FAKE!
I know what you’re thinking: the Ambassador won’t fool anyone. Au contraire! Well, kinda. Anyone who doesn’t know high holorogy from high Californians (of which there are millions) won’t recognize an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, real or fake. So yes, they’ll be fooled. But no, they won’t be impressed. #fakerolexforthewin
That said, there’s gold on them thar wrists! No real gold, but gold. And gold is lit! One more thing. There are some really convincing Patek Philippe Nautius fakes out there. And then there’s the President above. If you’re looking for unimpeachable quality, this ain’t it. As if you didn’t know . . .