http://www.crmjewelers.com – Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph – 41-mm AP Chrono Review
In this video, I will review the 41-millimeter Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph.
This stainless steel chrono from AP is on my Top-5 list of favorite watches for men. The particular AP watch I will review is the black dial version with sticks. The Royal Oak Chrono also has a white-dial version and a blue boutique edition.
Even though it is a bit of a challenge to locate one, my favorite Royal Oak version is the blue boutique dial edition. After that, I prefer the white dial version. However, when it comes to a rose gold AP watch, I prefer the black dial.
Regardless of the exact model, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak line has one of the best looking case designs ever. The case is a lot slimmer than the Royal Oak Offshore design, which makes it dressier and more comfortable and convenient to wear with a formal attire.
The particular AP Royal Oak watch on the video comes with a steel bracelet on one of the most comfortable deployment clasp ever designed by Audemars Piguet. The clasp is a quick release version and looks very balanced on any man’s wrist.
One thing you have to be careful with when it comes to the clasp is losing one of the quick release buttons. Sometimes, the small screws that hold the two quick release buttons in place might come loose, causing you to lose one of the buttons on the AP chrono. If this happens, you will have to send the watch back to the Swiss manufacturer for replacement – so be careful with that! Keep an eye on those screws!
AP Royal Oak Movement and Functions
This watch comes with an automatic movement as well as with a date and chronograph functions.
Both the chronograph buttons and the crown on the watch are made of stainless steel. The crown is also screw down.
To set the date and time on the watch, it’s pretty much standard procedure. With the existing three-position crown, you can wind the watch, set the date, and then the time. It’s simple.
For the chronograph, just simply press one button to start and stop it and the other button to reset it.
The Look of the AP Chrono
The look of this chronograph watch from Audemars Piguet is simply amazing.
The watch is the perfect size and comes with the mix of satin and polish that is characteristic of the Royal Oak line of luxury timepieces. This adds a lot of style to the case and bracelet of the watch.
Between each link, you’ll notice that the watch comes polished, which really makes the watch pop out on your wrist.
The dial on the AP Royal Oak chrono is also very balanced and never looks too busy.
And why even talk about the bezel?!?
When it comes to bezels from Audemars Piguet, I’m simply just a sucker for them! The bezel is the first thing that grabs my attention when it comes to AP watches.
The Price of the AP Royal Oak Chrono
The retail price of the 41-mm AP RO Chronograph is $24,300.
If you are LUCKY enough to get your hands on a pre owned AP Chrono at a great price, you are looking at spending between $17,000 to $18,500. I stressed the word “lucky” because used AP chronos are not abundant. Most watch lovers tend to be happy with their AP chronographs and don’t want to sell them. Furthermore, these watches from Audemars Piguet have not been out for a relatively long period of time either, which sometimes makes them difficult to find.
When it comes to the Audemars Piguet Chronograph, the two most important things to look for are condition and the price.
If both are good, it’s not a deal killer not to have the box and papers for the watch.
Some think that the box and papers are a big factor in price when it comes to the AP Royal Oak Chrono, but this is only a myth. If you’re one of those people, get a life!
The AP RO Chrono and Your Watch Game
This chronograph from AP is a heavy hitter when it comes to the watch game. Inexperienced watch collectors might not want to pull the trigger on this stainless steel watch and opt for a gold Rolex instead. However, in my opinion, this watch is definitely a lot more stylish and will definitely make you stand in the men’s watch crowd.
When you have the 41-mm Royal Oak Chrono strapped to your wrist, it will definitely say two things about you…One, that you have style and two, that you have balls!
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