The Top Audemars Piguet Watches To Set Your Eyes On This Year
In 1972, the Royal Oak, designed by Gerald Genta, became the first luxury steel sports watch to hit the market. Despite being manufactured during the Quartz Crisis, the Royal Oak gained popularity and became the most successful Audemars Piguet watch.
By 1977, the Royal Oak started to be released in White-Gold and Yellow-Gold, which raised the standards and started a new revolution in the industry.
Almost 50 years have been passed since its release, but the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak continues to amaze and excite collectors through its uniqueness.
Audemars Piguet has pushed the Royal Oak back into the spotlight this year. A handful of new iterations have been unveiled. While the Royal Oak continues to be the face of Audemars Piguet, the brand has also brought a new iteration to the Code 11.59 collection.
The Top Audemars Piguet Watches To Set Your Eyes On This Year:
Royal Oak ‘Jumbo’ Extra-Thin 39mm
It is a less sporty and flat sunburst design. This also comes in a platinum model. The Jumbo features a solid-gold winding rotor and is equipped with Caliber 2121. Simple and elegant with its green dial, it’s a timepiece everyone would want to get their hands on. The price of this AP watch is $105,400. It is limited to 100 pieces, sold exclusively in the AP house.
If you want more luxury, then this model is made for you.
Three new sets of Jumbos were presented, 2 in 18k White-Gold with either a black or baby blue dial. One was made in 18k Pink-Gold with a baby blue dial.
Priced at $150,000, this is more expensive than the regular version as each is dressed in 1,102 perfectly cut diamonds at circa 7.09 carats.
Royal Oak Offshore Diver 42mm
Royal Oak Offshore received its first significant redesign with a new collection of dive watches. These feature a brand new Caliber 4308 movement based on a similar time-only movement used in the Code 11.59. It has a pumped-up tapisserie dial in grey, navy blue, or olive green. The brand only featured the AP logo and put away the company’s brand name signature. They all come in steel cases and are perfect for dives of up to 300 meters. The AP watches in this collection are equipped with a power reserve of 60 hours.
The models come with detachable bracelets, and the rubber straps can be replaced by beige, black, or brown leather versions.
Every version of the new Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph was produced in 18-k Pink-Gold cases. They come with a tapisserie dial of either a chocolate brown or navy blue color. They have 18k Pink-Gold chronograph counters. This AP watch comes with a bracelet or a leather strap that matches the color of the dials. It features Caliber 4401.
Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm
Another 41mm Selfwinding chronograph, this Ap watch features the Caliber 2385. It comes in 18k Yellow-Gold with a green Grande Tapisserie dial. This flashy 41mm watch also proudly presents the name ‘Audemars Piguet’ on the dial in 24k Gold. ‘Limited Edition’ is engraved on its case back. It comes in only 125 pieces.
Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Flyback Chronograph 43mm
This AP watch is limited to 100 pieces and will cost $264,514. It features the Caliber 2967. Its case is satin-brushed and hand-polished with titanium bridges coated in a black PVD finish. It combines two complications, a flyback tourbillion, and a flyback chronograph. It is water-resistant to 100 meters and comes with 65 hours of power reserve. It has an ergonomic case.
It comes with a replaceable strap system, and its case back is engraved with ‘Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Flyback Chronograph 43mm’, which will make the owner proud.
The Code 11.59 series got updated with a new model. Wrapped in 18k Gold with two self-winding Chronographs, it also features a black ceramic mid-section. It was crafted in collaboration with a Swiss-based, family-owned, precision component company called ‘Bangerter.’ The cases’ ceramic centers are created using a secret binder component combined with Zirconium Oxide powder. This AP watch is machined with high-precision diamond tools, after which it is pre-polished and satin-brushed before it is hand-finished.
Audemars Piguet is willing to keep pushing forward the aesthetic boundaries of the Code 11.59.
Audemars Piguet continues to rank among the top watch-makers globally, and the Royal Oak also continues to be the face of the brand and their most successful series. This year Audemars has produced watches that are likely to be highly sought-after. To conclude, these watches are not only the watches you have to keep an eye on this year; instead, these are the watches you will have to keep your eye on in the next couple of years.