Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph – 41MM AP Chrono Review

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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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Comments

Cosmin C. says:

Accurate and articulated description ! Well done

danny lee says:

deployant… deployANT deployant.

SJ says:

I own several nice watches, Rolex, and Omega… however this watch is by far my favorite.. its just so stressful to wear it and get a scratch on it as it costs a small fortune to service ! Price of perfection I guess!

Sam Ho says:

I love royal oak more than royal oak offshore, they just look so classy!

one2freeflaw says:

take off your sunglasses indoor, would you?

Steve Peguero says:

“don’t be ridiculous and come back to reality” love it!

TheLying Gamer says:

Great watch, loving it very much

Leonard Levine says:

Just found your videos, awesome stuff. Keep it up player.

shb2005 says:

well done

MrThemorningsun says:

great review gabriel ganzaga… love the ap chronos

anthony martinez says:

This punk don’t know shit

floridaBMW says:

Balls and style, done.

Talha Niaz says:

another question I had in regards to the offshore was that in terms of collectables would the movement change after 2007 (3126) be better than the previous jlc one ? And what difference does the change in movement make the watch itself

dima rabiner says:

My favorite brand and model!

ابراهيم بيغ says:

i think Hublot is better !

Vile Nation Gaming says:

What do you think of the Miester Ambassador. It has that AP feel without the price tag.

Yohan Banon says:

AP Royal Oak Chrono SS or Patek Nautilus 5980 SS?

johnnypenisburg says:

I have the blue dial and a gold Rolex. The AP wins any day of the week.

kha dia says:

nice sunglasses wich model please

Marcus M. says:

“this is not a Patek tourbillon – so dont be ridiculous, come down to reality and join the rest of us down here…”

Eric – you made my day 🙂

LongFinger says:

beautiful watch they fucked up not using a AP in house movement. Looks like a RO perpetual calender is it instead!

Robert Feather says:

Greasy

MickyAvStickyHands says:

2:29 100% Cuban style description of anything nice.

joseph chiarello says:

fantastic vid thank you sir!

Agentxphile says:

Nice Track 🙂 Can’t remember whom…Thievery corp?

Ayyy Lmfao says:

Sad that there is no window on the back… Always my favourite part of a watch

Kenan D says:

What brand/name of those glasses ?

Семен Глуз says:

Hey, i’m choosing between AP RO chronograph 41mm and PP aquanaut steel. What in your opinion is more stylish? And don’t you think that buying PP aquanaut is having even bigger balls than buying AP RO? I want to hear your opinion please. Thank you very much!

WallaceTexas says:

hmmm…. cost to make: $1,100, wholesale to jeweler: $14,000, retail: $24,300. I’m in the wrong business.

SJ says:

with regards to the little screw coming lose on the clasp… the newer versions now come with a different design as is on mine…. and AP will for free, retro fit your clasp to the new design if you send it into Clearwater.

Alexander Gkiokas says:

Eric, what is the Hublot Big Bang that you are wearing on the video?

SkyDance Hero says:

but is the bracelet comfortable ?

Andrew GoodNightWatch says:

That tip about the screws on the twin trigger deployment was on point. Exactly the kind of stuff that’s worth knowing that you’d never learn from a listing. Great video! Thank you.

Edgardo Rivera says:

yesterday I go buy one and I come home with the BMW M4

SJ says:

I have this identical watch… of the 5 fine watches I own, hands down my favorite… a mix of usability, style, investment grade, and timelessness it’s the perfect watch.

K DX says:

Ap chrono blue dial
Ap 15202 jumbo
Ap royal oak offshore rose gold
Which do you recommend? Thanks!

Pong Yawagun says:

I watched this video many times. I like when Eric says “this watch means you got ball and style” because I just got this watch in white lol. It is my first AP. It’s so beautiful. I’m addicted to it. I cannot stop looking at it. I really enjoy it. I thought this watch would be the last watch I would buy but it got me even more into watches.
Keep up good work Eric. Cheers

Alwyn Louis says:

this guy can sell salt to a slug

MrZambooni says:

I like this a lot better than a gold rolex! I really don´t like the Yellow Gold colour you know in any watch. It´s too flashy for me. Anyway very good video again!

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