Just in this week, ZF released the replicas of Royal Oak 15450, which have a 37mm case diameter and are measured to be 9.8mm in thickness. They are equipped with the super clone 3120 movement developed by APS factory. There are three colors available, gray, white and blue, please check the pictures of them in the end of this article. Actually I have introduced the replica AP Royal Oak 15450 watches on my blog, they were firstly published by APS factory just two weeks ago, now ZF followed the step of APS and published the same watches. If you ask me which factory makes the best, I would say it is a correct choice no matter which factory you buy from. ZF had cooperation with APS before, but from now on, I am more convinced of their bromance.
Like ZF, APS also has been in this industry for many years, but it is still younger than ZF. When APS just entered this industry, ZF has been famous for some time because of some Panerai replica watches they made, for example, the PAM 127, this is a very hot replica Panerai watch in the past, ZF made it really good and competed with Noob. In 2016, APS seized an opportunity and cooperated with YL factory, both developed an important movement together, which is the clone 51011 that was later used in the replica IWC Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve watches made by ZF. So, we know that the famous watch Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve from ZF is actually using the movement given by APS factory. Even YL also published the replicas of Portuguese 7 Days Power Reserve, but they still could not compete with ZF at that time, some people said that ZF has better finish on the case and dial on this replica watch.
Why did APS give movement 51011 to ZF? I guess they need the protection of ZF, because APS just entered this industry and ZF has a strong background. Do you still remember the raid ? I do not know exactly whether it happened two or three years ago, many big factories were closed, including Noob and ARF, but ZF and APS survived.
Next, it is about the super clone AP 3120 movement, which is also developed by APS factory. In the past, ZF used a Miyota 9015 movement in the Royal Oak 15400, on the basis of Miyota 9015, ZF added extra plates and made decorations to let final movement look closer to genuine AP 3120. Several years later, APS spent money and developed a super clone AP 3120 movement, as far as I know, this movement was manufactured by Shanghai xx xx. Because of this movement, the case thickness of replica Royal Oak 15400 and 15500 is much thinner and closer to that of genuines. By the way, APS also gave this movement to ZF, that’s also a big reason why 15400 and 15500 from ZF are being sold so well. Seeing from this thing, the friendship between ZF and APS is really solid. APS factory has also published the replicas of 15400 and 15500, they continuously improve them, but their watches are still not sold as well as ZF.
APS acted faster than ZF but they are always thinking of the latter.