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​How To Buy an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

9th Feb 2023

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Audemars Piguet watches are recognized worldwide as one of the "Big Three" Swiss luxury watch brands. The company was founded in 1875 and has remained an independent, family-owned business ever since. Audemars Piguet watches, admired for their innovative and exquisite design, have a distinctive octagonal shape feature. While this brand may not be a household name in the U.S., it is well-known among luxury watch lovers and highly regarded for quality, elegance, and unique designs.

The Royal Oak Watch Line

Audemars Piguet’s iconic Royal Oak line was introduced in 1972 as the world’s first luxury stainless steel watch. Many watchmakers rushed to copy the idea, and stainless-steel watches are now found everywhere. However, it is somewhat difficult to find a stainless-steel Royal Oak watch these days because the manufacturer and purchasers prefer more sophisticated metals. A classic Royal Oak watch has the following features:

  • An octagonal bezel
  • Exposed screws
  • Index dial markers
  • A date display at three o’clock
  • A band with a double-folding clasp

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Royal Oak watches come in stainless steel, titanium, platinum, gold (rose, yellow, or white), and ceramic. The band is usually composed of the same metal as the watch, but it can also be leather or rubber. Each Royal Oak watch has a dial featuring Audemars Piguet’s distinctive tapestry pattern. Several variations of the traditional Royal Oak are offered, including the amazing Perpetual Calendar 26574TI.OO.1220TI.01, which simultaneously tracks and displays the day, week, month, year, and moon phases. Other variations include:

  • A stopwatch
  • A diver's watch
  • A thin watch
  • A small second-hand dial watch
  • A skeleton watch with the inner workings exposed

The Offshore Diver 15720ST.OO.A052CA.01 is the most functional and sporty-looking model in the Royal Oak line. It has a band made of rubber, a stopwatch function, and stays waterproof in extreme depths. It has the same elegance as any other Audemars Piguet watch and is equally at home in the boardroom as the ocean as it elevates any look.

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The classic version and the thin version have always been the most popular watches in the Royal Oak line. They have a stylish, minimalist design that complements any outfit and occasion. They look great at black tie events, in the boardroom, in sports bars, and on the fairway. Serena Williams is known for wearing her Royal Oak watches on the tennis court. Their classic, timeless elegance helps you stand out from the crowd. These watches convey competence, confidence, and sophistication.

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How To Buy Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watches

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Audemars Piguet watches are not mass-produced, which means there are limited numbers of each design. In addition, there aren’t very many boutiques that provide a good selection of Audemars Piguet watches. In order to view these watches in person, you may have to make an appointment and take a trip to view the few models the shop has in stock. Your best option is to shop for an Audemars Piguet watch at an online boutique like Luxury of Watches. We have a large selection, guarantee authenticity, and offer fair prices. The prices of luxury watches tend to fluctuate as their market value changes in response to the current supply and demand.


The Royal Oak line of Audemars Piguet luxury watches contains several different versions, from the streamlined classic to the functional offshore-diver stopwatch. This iconic line displays all of the features that watch aficionados love about Audemars Piguet watches. This watch bridges the gap between sports watches and luxury dress watches, attracting celebrities like Steph Curry, Travis Scott, Chris Hemsworth, and Drake. Discover our Audemars Piguet watches, including our extensive collection of Royal Oak watches.