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    Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    So I came across something extremely surprising and interesting, which is that white 15400s potentially were NOT made with the same dial shade. Itís weird and interesting at the same time.

    See the video for details where I show side of side photos of differences and they are indeed noticeable.

    The discovery raises a few questions;

    1. Are AP doing adequate QC checks commensurate with their price point?
    2. Is this was a deliberate change, why did they in their official email to me didnít know?
    3. They agreed that watches from different batches can have slight difference in dial shade. Do we consider this slight and acceptable? I donít because to me itís DRAMATICALLY different.

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    Re: Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    I don't think it's a big deal or dramatic, but I tend to not be that picky in some ways. Curious what others will think. I'd also like to see pics taken of both watches locked down in the exact same position with the exact same lighting, and see the pics side by side.
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    Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    The video is very telling.

    His orange colored light source is much closer to the watch on the left and guess what? The steel on the case and the bracelet also show a distinctly different hue. Watch it carefully and pay attention to the difference in the way the case+bracelet looks on each watch. The steel shouldnít look different (unless one is fake), so itís lighting.

    Poor methodology. In some of his long shots they look virtually indistinguishable and if there is a variation itís very slight.


    This is from his video. Notice how the watch on the left has that orange hue over the entire surface and not just the dial?




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    Re: Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    Slight differences can only be seen in person, in your hands under a timely examination.
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    Re: Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    To the OP, Iíd say it might not be discontinued, but rather not in production until they build up more 15500 units.

    Also, I know several people who have been called by the boutique with opportunities to buy the white/silver 15400. Seems they donít get purchased quite as quickly as most folks want the other colors. If youíre AP, it wouldnít take much more than that to justify narrowing focus to black/grey/blue.


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    Re: Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    I have a 15400 in "white" or silver or a combo of both. Very nice looking dial and many compliments.

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    Re: Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    I find the white one actually the best among all other RO dial colors.

    It has more shimmer.
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    Re: Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    I donít mean to malign the white/silver dial watches, I love them too. Just pointing out that they seem (anecdotally) to walk further down the waiting lists than the other dial colors.


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    Re: Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    Your question was why was this DC'ed? B/c all of the 15400 were DC'ed for the 15500. As of this second , there is not a white 15500 in the plan. May change at any time.

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    Re: Is this why AP discontinued White Royal Oak 15400?

    i love that texture details on 15400 dials.

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