The watch brands on the market at present that still maintain independent watchmaking brand status are including Patek Philippe, Rolex, Audemars Piguet, Chopard, Franck Muller, Richard Mille and so on. Some are young and some have long history. It is not easy to maintain the independent status.
The big advantage of maintaining the independent watchmaking status is that it could inherit the history very stably. From the perfect copy Patek Philippe and popular Rolex you will know what I say. If a watch brand has been purchased by a group, it should follow the groups unified plan and layout.
Audemars Piguet has always maintained the independent watchmaking status as one of the most important pushers of luxurious and sporty wristwatches. The Royal Oak collection with appealing appearance could be considered as the legend of the watch brand. With the octangle case and six screws on the bezel make the green dial imitation Audemars Piguet more recognizable.