Are You A First-Time Buyer? Here Are The Best Audemars Piguet Watches You Should Buy

Are You A First-Time Buyer? Here Are The Best Audemars Piguet Watches You Should Buy

Audemars Piguet’s timepieces combine top-class movements with classy designs. AP is a member of the ‘Holy Trinity’ of watchmaking. High-quality materials and movements, classic designs, scarcity, all contribute to the AP watch price, which can go up to six figures. 

For first-time buyers, here are some of the best Audemars Piguet watches that you should buy to start your AP journey. 

Royal Oak Selfwinding

When Audemars Piguet launched the Royal Oak in 1972, it was a highly desired watch. Today, it is still the most successful and desirable collection of the brand and is recognized as the face of Audemars. 

The sophistication of the models from the Royal Oak series makes them the best choice for new watch collectors.

Celebrities like Jay-Z, Justin Bieber, and Lil Wayne can be seen wearing the Royal Oaks. The Royal Oaks have been Jay-Z’s preferred choice since 1997, and the 22-time Grammy winner can be seen wearing Royal Oak concept watches.

The best Royal Oak self-winding watch for a first-time buyer would be the AP Royal Oak Ref.15500ST. It is equipped with the Caliber 4302, and its dial has a square pattern called the ‘Grande Tapisserie.’ The dial of this AP watch is available in three colors; blue, gray, and black. It has an integrated bracelet, octagonal bezel, and it is hand-finished and satin-brushed. This AP watch price is $19,200.

Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph ‘Volcano’

The Royal Oak is iconic, but the modern sensation is the Royal Oak Offshore. The Royal Oak Offshore watches are highly fashionable and accurate, and they suit high-precision men like LeBron.


Royal Oak Offshore Volcano is one of the most popular Offshores. It features the Caliber 3126/3840 and a hand-stitched Hornback black alligator strap. Its dial has a ‘Mega Tapisserie’ pattern, and its finish is something that can be fully appreciated only in person. 

This AP watch price is $25,700, and it’s a great watch to start your AP Royal Oak Offshore collection.

Royal Oak Offshore Diver

It is another highly popular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore. The AP Royal Oak Offshore Diver is an automatic timepiece specially made for diving enthusiasts and includes many features, including a rotating inner bezel with a diving scale. It utilizes a 40 jewel Caliber 3120 self-winding movement, which can reserve power for up to 60 hours. 

For a first-time buyer, we recommend the Ref.15710ST. It has a stainless steel case and has a ‘Mega Tapisserie’ dial pattern. This AP watch price is $18,600, a brilliant deal.

Millenary 4101

Audemars Piguet’s modern presentation of a classic dress watch, the Millenary 4101, is similar to the Royal Oak Offshore. It has an attractive size, and the shape of its case helps it stand out from the rest. 

The movement of the Millenary 4101, the Caliber 4101, fits perfectly inside its case. The small dials of the Millenary 4101 allow the wearers to enjoy the movement beneath, and the Sapphire case back also offers visual enjoyment from the back.

The free-sprung balance at the 3 o’clock mark and the enhancement of the view from the dial side give this watch a solid 3D effect. The Caliber 4101 has a 22k solid gold winding rotor. And, like always, the movement is handcrafted. 

We recommend ref.15350ST as your first Audemars Piguet Millenary 4101 watch. This AP watch price is $18,000.

Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph – 42mm

In 2015, when Audemars Piguet launched a total of six Royal Oak Offshore models, Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph was highly popular. This AP watch has a 42mm X 14.21 mm case and has a stale gray ‘elephant’ dial. Moreover, it has a hand-stitched alligator strap. It had an improved ‘Mega Tapisserie’ dial, which the collectors praised, and the snailed subdials added more texture to the watch. 

On the other side of the case, it has a Sapphire case back through which the Caliber 3126 chronograph movement and its 22k gold winding rotor can be seen. 

We highly recommend the ‘Bumblebee’ edition. This AP watch price is $27,000.

Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph – 44mm

If you want something bigger and bolder than the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 42mm, we recommend the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph 44mm. It has a case of 44mm X 14.13 mm. This AP watch retains the black bezel, but sizeable rectangular pushers replace the round pushers from the 42mm. This model features the sleek ‘Mega Tapisserie’ dial with White- Gold hand and hour marks. There is also a tachymeter on the outer side of the dial.

We recommend the ref.26402CB in this collection. This AP watch price is $41,000.


The watches and collections we covered are not only the perfect choice for first-time buyers, but they are also the perfect worldly representation of quality and elegance.