2010 Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph 18k Rose Gold Watch Replica

The Swiss brand has updated its 2009 Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph watch replica with a 2010 model.

The original Millenary chronograph was available in a combination of chocolate brown tachymetric scale, black chronograph section with silvered totalizers and then again brown inner dial segment. These were contrasted with blue and rose gold-colored numerals. Disgusting, isn’t it?

The 2010 MY model sports the same off-centered dial with an extravagant combination of Roman numerals for the main dial and Arabic numerals for the tachymetric scale, but offers a much more appealing color scheme.

2010 Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph watch

Dial

The dial is still a bit difficult to read, especially when you are not used to it, but that’s the price you have to pay for a watch that looks different from the rest of the crowd. Luckily, they have applied thin strips of Superluminova on the hour and minute hands so that this dressy, yet somewhat eccentric timepiece could be more legible at night.

The new iteration of the Audemars Piguet Millenary copy watch has the main color scheme changed for anthracite black, silver and then again black for the outer, middle and inner parts of the case. While the Latin numerals of the main dial remain rose gold (that slightly decreases contrast, but I could live with that) but the Arabic numerals are (finally!) painted white. The chronograph central second hand is now also painted in a standard bright-red color.

2010 Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph watch (front)

Movement

The mechanism is hidden behind a solid 18-carat rose gold case back cover, which is really a pity since the mechanism is really well-crafted. Perhaps, the reason here is that, unlike, say, their Millenary 4101 model that features a bespoke oval-shaped movement that nicely fits the similarly shaped case, this one is a mass-produced, circular-shaped job that doesn’t look quite home in its ovoid case.

The self-winding Caliber AP 2385 that powers this beautiful specimen is actually not an in-house job, but rather a redecorated version of the well-known Frederique Piguet 1185 automatic chronograph movement. Originally introduced back in late 1980s, the caliber has a reputation of a reliable and well-designed engine that is being used extensively by many “premium” brands. If you are into AP’s Royal Oak collection, you have possibly already faced this little wonder many times.

2010 Audemars Piguet Millenary Chronograph watch (side view)

Case

Compared to a normal round body, this one will feel better if you strap it a bit higher on your wrist, but at least you will finally lose that white strip on your hand, right?

The controls are as usual easy to operate. The chronograph push-pieces are actually pleasant to touch with one’s fingers and you actually feel how well-made this mechanism is while actuating and stopping the chronograph function. The notched crown with the usual “AP” inscription is large enough even for guys with thick fingers to feel comfortable with.

Being whole 47 millimeters wide, about 42 millimeters high and almost 13 mm thick, this is a massive watch. However, I would say that it still feels quite comfortable on a wrist when you get used to its dimensions and weight.

Together with a matt-brown crocodile strap, the best fake AP Millenary watch looks well-balanced and even elegant, while maintaining its sporty character, as it should have been from the very beginning.