I should say that watch designers always can get surprising designs from any inspiration. When we talk about American Dream, Las Vegas is a necessary place has to be mentioned, because it is considered as a place to make dreams come true. Inspired by this sleepless entertaining city, Audermars Piguet adopted the city essence and boldly turned it into a wrist watch. In fact, this AP 26186SN.OO.D101CR.01 watch is inspired by strip show and also name strip limited edition. Let’s have a look on this combination of timepiece and gambling.
The black case is made of stainless steel with DHL finishing, on the black dial, there are read markers and three sub-dials. I think black and red is a perfect color match, and black stands for the night and red represents those colorful events at Las Vegas’ nights. All the function on the dial you can see is working as good as the original, the reason I will explain later. The main dial presents the hour, minute and second chronograph, and the date is displayed at 3:00 position. The sub-dial operates its chronograph function except the small second subdial at 12. Then it is easy to tell the three buttons at the side are for adjusting those functions. The middle crown is for time and date adjustment, the button on top is for start/stop chronograph while the button below is for chronograph reset, they are all screw-in type. As I said this replica Audermars Piguet works as same as per original, because it is equipped with an upgraded clone movement, which is 3126, 1:1 replica of the original movement. And as this replica watch is from J12 factory, I don’t have any problem with its quality.
The bracelet is made of original crocodile, sewing with red color string, the color matching is so great. The clasp folded type, and it there is AP’s logo on it. On the strong back case is engraved with “LAS VEGAS STRIP” referring to it is a limited edition theme. If you like a watch which is a combination of stainless steel and leather, this is a not bad option.