Audemars Piguet is a renowned Swiss luxury watch brand that has been creating some of the world’s finest timepieces for over 145 years. Known for their exquisite craftsmanship and exceptional quality, the brand’s watches have become synonymous with luxury and status. AP doesn’t really go for the mass market, affordability, discounts, or entry-level models, it would affect their status.

Audemars Piguet is a success symbol, a watch to be desired and aspire to, and even though their cheapest model is at least 20 times more expensive than our superclone watches, we put together a list of the most affordable Audemars Piguet watches. The list couldn’t be called the cheapest, since AP and cheap don’t go together, unless it’s a clone from Audemars Piguet Island ;). We will consider retail prices, even though they are usually lower than the after-market, but also give you some less popular models that you can find on the after-market for a good price.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding

AP 15500ST.OO.1220ST.01 – Retail from: $21,500

The Royal Oak collection by Audemars Piguet boasts an impressive range of watches, with the Royal Oak Selfwinding standing out as the baseline piece. While the Offshore Diver is designed with underwater ruggedness in mind, the Selfwinding is a more versatile sports watch that can be worn by anyone. It features a steel bracelet instead of a rubber strap, giving it a more refined look.

The 2019 update of the Selfwinding model (15500ST.OO.1220ST.01) is powered by Audemars Piguet’s 4302 caliber movement, which provides it with impressive features, including a 4hz operating frequency and a 70-hour power reserve. Despite its smaller 41mm size, the watch has a large face that feels clean and uncluttered.

The Selfwinding comes with a starting price of $21,500 when purchased directly from AP’s website. However, due to high demand and limited supply, it is unlikely to find it at this price from an authorized dealer. In reality, you can expect to pay much more, with the pre-owned market inflated to around $30,000 to $35,000, and can get up to $70,000.

As with many high-end watches, limited supply directly from manufacturers has resulted in inflated prices in the pre-owned market. Audemars Piguet Island has this specific replica model available in superclone grade, so be sure to check out our replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding ref.15500ST.OO.1220ST.01.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver

15710ST.OO.A002CA.01 – Retail from $24,200

As one of the first luxury sports watches introduced to the market, the Royal Oak collection has continued to evolve and expand over the years. The Royal Oak Offshore Diver has played a significant role in this diversification, offering a unique take on the classic design that has made the collection so popular.

The Offshore Diver retains the distinctive octagonal steel case and exposed screw heads that are characteristic of the Royal Oak collection, giving it a timeless sporty look and feel. Inside the 42mm case, you’ll find AP’s 3120 caliber movement, which supports a 3Hz frequency, 60-hour power reserve, and 300m water resistance.

While the classic black and steel version of the Offshore Diver is the most common, the collection also includes a variety of other styling options, including silver/navy and yellow/blue designs, each with its own color-coordinated rubber strap. However, these styles are rarer than the classic black and steel version, particularly on the pre-owned market.

If you’re considering purchasing an Offshore Diver, it’s worth noting that this is the entry-level Audemars Piguet piece, and it comes with a hefty price tag of at least $24,200. While you can purchase it directly from AP or from one of their trusted boutiques, it can be difficult to obtain one at this price without a good relationship with an AD or a stroke of luck. In 2022, you can expect to pay around $35,000 for a brand new Offshore Diver.

However, if you’re willing to go for an older model, you can save a little money by purchasing from the pre-owned market. You can find deals on older models for $25,000 to $27,000, which offer similar features to the newer versions. Overall, the Offshore Diver is a versatile and stylish addition to any watch collection but comes at a premium price.

Of course, this is one of the most sought-after models, and we had to nail it down to perfection, so you can be sure you are getting the best replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver that there is, for a fraction of price, without giving up quality.

Audemars Piguet Millenary Hand-wound

Retail from $35,900, Aftermarket from $15,000

The Millenary Hand-wound is a sophisticated timepiece from Audemars Piguet that deviates from the rugged design of the Royal Oak and Offshore collections. Instead, it features an elegant oval face with piano-style Roman numerals and a visible escapement and balance wheel.

This piece exudes glamour with its 18-carat pink gold case and 116 diamonds, complemented by a pink cabochon sapphire studded crown and diamond-set bezel. The 39.5mm case houses AP’s 5201 caliber movement with a 3Hz frequency and 39-hour power reserve.

Although the Millenary range offers various styling options for both men and women, its sophistication makes it best suited for formal events. Directly from AP, the cheapest model in the range is priced at $35,900, but second-hand deals can be found for under $30,000, especially internationally.

Occasionally, the second-hand market may yield even better deals, with some rare finds priced at $10,000 or less. However, keep in mind that these older models may have quirky designs and may not look like the current collection.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 33mm Quartz

Retail from $15,400

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 33mm Quartz is a timepiece with a smaller case size, perfect for those who prefer a more understated and elegant look. It features the iconic octagonal shape of the Royal Oak collection, crafted from stainless steel and topped with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The dial is available in a range of colors, including black, silver, and blue, with the trademark “Grande Tapisserie” pattern.

As a quartz watch, it is powered by a battery-operated movement, which provides reliable and accurate timekeeping. The Royal Oak 33mm Quartz is also water-resistant up to 50 meters, making it suitable for everyday wear. Its sleek and refined design, combined with its practical functionality, makes it an excellent choice for those who value both style and substance in their timepiece.

Even though the retail price is just over $15,000, you will be lucky to find one under $30,000 after-market. The only chance to get it close to the retail price is only finding an older model.

As usual, Audemars Piguet Island got you covered, we have a variety of 33mm Quartz models, like this Rose gold with brown dial replica Royal Oak available in super clone quality as well.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Lady – cheapest Royal Oak

Ref. 6007SA

Let’s say you just want a Royal Oak, for the sake of owning an authentic Royal Oak. Even though the Quartz models are not known to inflate in price as well as their mechanical brothers, you still want it. We took the time to find the cheapest Audemars Piguet Royal Oak available on the market at the time of writing this article, and it was a 1980 Royal Oak Lady, Ref.6007SA which is offered on chrono24 for $5,394, without any authenticity papers(might as well be a replica, heh).

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Rubberclad – cheapest Royal Oak Offshore

Ref. 25940SK.OO.D002CA.01 aka Rubberclad

As with the Royal Oak above, we took the time to find the cheapest Royal Oak Offshore at the time of writing this article, and it turned out to be Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Diver Ref. 25940SK.OO.D002CA.01 aka “Rubberclad” priced at $17,493 on chrono24, without any original box and papers(which again, can be a replica as well, hehe). There was one cheaper model but it was a custom DLC blacked-out watch so we thought the price might be affected by it and it would not be a fair comparison.

Buying without papers, is risky, and you might end up with a very expensive replica watch(you might not even know it for years, but it might be the case), instead, you could go buy a brand new super clone replica Audemars Piguet Rubberclad, that will be 20 times cheaper than the cheaper model on the market, that still, can end up a replica. Seems like a no-brainer.

This is it for our most affordable AP list. It is hard to create an affordable list for something that does everything to antagonize affordability, but we tried our best to bring it to you in an entertaining way.

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