Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Watch
Royal Oak Watch
Yes, the Royal Oak is still very much part of the meta. Next to Patek and Richard Mille, the Audemar is probably one of the most referenced watches in the past decade. Is it a watch that matches its hype? Maybe. It is probably one of the most copied watch designs in history, which is funny when you look back at the historical context. The AP’s industrial, almost brutalist look was scoffed at when it originally appeared on the market.
Those exposed screws were a big no-no. But now everyone wants a piece of this watch. The movement is next level, finishing immaculate, and in my opinion, is one of the best-designed watches on today’s list. It’s another historic timepiece worth your time if you can dish out the coin. Just like Rolex, the beef with this watch is the availability — a factor that drives up the aftermarket to dizzying levels.