Created in 1972 by Audemars Piguet, the Royal Oak has an unmatched look among luxury timepieces.
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Widely known for its high-class mechanical watches that balance tradition with innovation, Audemars Piguet is one of the most sought-after luxury watch brands in the world. Due to its popularity, a previously-owned timepiece from Audemars Piguet can bring a high price on the second-hand watch market. However, figuring out just how much a used AP timepiece is worth isn’t always easy.
Diamond Estate’s watch buyers can help. We specialize in purchasing used watches from Audemars Piguet — in particular the Royal Oak, that iconic timepiece which helped define the brand in the 1970s, and revolutionized the luxury sports watch market.
Created by AP watchmakers 1972, the Royal Oak became Audemars Piguet’s biggest success story. The first true luxury watch with a steel case and integrated bracelet, the look was like no other. Inspired by a diver’s brass helmet, the Royal Oak features an eight sided bezel with exposed hexagonal screws and visible water resistance gaskets. The watch was shocking not just for its look, but its price as well.
Initial sales were slow, but eventually the Royal Oak has defined the niche of exclusive, super-luxury watches. That is why regardless of the year in which your Royal Oak watch was made, you can expect a substantial cash offer for it, as long as the timepiece is in relatively good condition.
If you would like to sell your used Royal Oak from Audemars Piguet, contact Diamond Estate now for a free valuation. We will be more than happy to share with you everything we know about the value and market demand for your watch, regardless of whether you decide to sell it to us.
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More About Audemars Piguet
Audemars Piguet is a traditional luxury watchmaking company based in La Brassus Switzerland. Founded in 1874, the house is the oldest in Haute Horlogerie which has never been sold by the founding family.
The company takes its name from its two founders, Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet, whose partnership was based on a productive division of labor: Audemars produced and assembled the movements and Piguet ensured that the movements were precisely regulated. Their early work was in complicated pocket watches, and featured models with a perpetual calendar, chronograph, and minute repeater.
In 1891, Audemars Piguet produced the smallest repeater movement in the world, and they began to focus on making wristwatches by 1893, though fob watches were still prevalent. In 1920 they produced a fob watch with 16 complications, including a tourbillon, equation of time indicator, and a blue enamel dial engraved with stars that reproduced the night sky above London.
Innovations continued to follow into the 20th century, including increasingly smaller and flatter movements, and a re-introduction of the skeleton watch in 1934.
Sell a Used Audemars Piguet Watch
Diamond Estate Jewelry Buyers doesn’t only purchase used Royal Oak watches, such as the Royal Oak Offshore and Concept. We are interested in buying all AP models that are in good condition, including the Millenary, Code 11.59, Jules Audemars, and Classique.
Contact us today for a completely hassle-free consultation regarding your timepiece. We enjoy talking with potential clients about their watches, and can be relied up for straight-forward advice, so that you can make an informed selling decision, without ever feeling pressured.