The luxury Swiss watch brand Audemars Piguet has always epitomized luxury timekeeping in an indulgent setting and introduced a luxury steel watch with a ‘tapisserie dial’ and an integrated bracelet characterized by a daring and revolutionary design. After having a soft entrance to the market, the Royal Oak became a huge international success and one of the most iconic watches ever.
In the early ‘70s, Audemars Piguet, just like many other Swiss watch manufacturers, faced some financial troubles. The Quartz watches from Japan caused a serious crisis, often referred to as “the quartz crisis.” But in 1971, Audemars Piguet realized that, without a disruptive change, they’re perhaps staring into a financial collapse.
They put their heads together and also got some feedback from the Italian market about possible interest in a steel luxury watch. The top brass decided it was time to introduce something new, a sporty yet elegant timepiece that no one had seen before. The company came up with “the Royal Oak” at the 1972 Basel world Expo as a Hail Mary attempt to move them away from the Quartz crisis.
This revolutionary luxury watch was characterized by an octagonal shaped bezel secured by eight visible hexagonal gold screws, which was interestingly inspired by a traditional diver’s helmet.
This mind-numbing beauty is a spectacle to witness with its iconic octagonal case, visible screws, metal bracelet, and of course, it’s sophisticated yet bold presence. With these features, this watch overturned the prevailing codes in 1972 and took its rightful place as a true modern icon, one that would rule people’s hearts in the years to come.
The Royal Oak design has always stayed true to the original blueprints of the legendary Gerald Genta, the watch’s inventor. The next morning after Gerald Genta had invented the watch, which eventually became Royal Oak, he stated that the Royal Oak was the masterpiece of his career. The Royal Oak is one of the most memorable and iconic designs ever made. Browse our selection of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches for sale only at Luxury Time NYC, and own a masterpiece.
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First, let me say it took me about 2 months to finally buy the watch of my dreams (Rolex Daytona, took longer to save the Money) I just want to explain... living in California and buying a watch in NYC was a little scary. Jonathan was first class all the way! He answered all my questions...even the dumb ones, sent me more detailed pictures and made me feel really comfortable about wiring the $ to him. After he received my wire he was supposed to send the watch by Fed Ex but, because of the bad weather he advised me to wait 1 more day until it cleared up. Wednesday my watch arrived....looking amazing. I would not hesitate to do business again with Luxury Time. Thanks again for all your help.
Great transaction from beginning to end. Prompt communication, very prompt shipping with excellent professional packing (to protect anything valuable). Item was exactly as described. Would recommend to anyone in the market for a nice watch.
The one word to describe this company; PERFECTION! Jonathan was awesome to work with and he made the whole sales experience just pain free and seamless; in other words, perfect. I live all the way on the extreme west coast and was kind of worried of buying from so far away. All I can say is that this won't be the last timepiece I buy from them. The biggest thing is that I trust them and believe in them. If you're looking for someplace to buy that certain special watch, look no more and call Jonathan at Luxury Time NYC. I'm serious; do not waste your time in trying to look for someplace else. Hands down the best I've come across in this industry. Thanks again Jonathan for everything!!
I am fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to purchase many high-end timepieces in the last few years, from boutiques and online retailers like this one. I can say with certainty that never have I been treated as well. Jonathan is a patient and knowledgeable resource, and at no point did I feel pressured to make a purchase. No matter what price, buying a timepiece is a significant and memorable part of the process, and the quality of service should match the importance of this occasion. In a world of pretentious salespeople, Jonathan and Luxury Time NYC exist leagues above other retailers, and I will definitely be back for my future purchases!
I made my first ever luxury watch purchase from luxury time nyc. And needless to say i felt overwhelmed with dealing online purchases and not seeing the watch in person. I dealt with Jonathan, and I must say, he made the experience welcoming and He understood my situation and worked with me on the price with this marvelous AP watch. Will definitely do business again and refer you guys to my close friends and family!!! Thanks again Jonathan!!
Started off dealing with Jonathan on a new Rolex Day Date 40. Experience was just what you would expect from a high class watch dealer. Will definitely recommend. Jonathan couldn't make the day I wanted to pick up and his brother Elan helped out and was a phenomenal trustworthy buying experience.
I recently bought a beautiful rare Patek Nautilus from Elan at Luxury Time NYC. I was very skeptical of wiring him a large amount of money, but I was reassured and verified with his credentials and honesty. He delivered the watch to me to California in one day. The watch was preowned but you would never know it unless he told you it was preowned. The watch was brand new even though it was more than 6 years old. thank you Elan and I will definitely return to purchase more watches. I highly recommend Elan and Luxury Time NYC. Very honest and accommodating
Absolute best service! Thank you Elan for finding us the watch of my husbands dreams. They were so easy to work with, gave us the best deal and just professional. We went back and forth via text and they provided us with photos along the way. We were hesitant and scared at first having to wire a large some of money, but the transaction went super smooth and we got our watch the next day! Couldn't have asked for a better experience. We will be costumers for life!
Excellent and easy transaction. Answered all my questions quickly. I would definitely recommend Luxury Time NYC for all your high end watch purchases. My watch arrived next day, despite all that is happening with the current virus outbreak.
Very attentive and great service all round. Very happy with my first GMT Master ii
Awesome transaction and amazing communication from start to finish. A+ seller that always thinks through the transaction from a buyers perspective if any issues arise. Great!
Did a lot of homework prior to my purchase. I visited Luxury Time in person, met with Jonathan and Elan. The entire process took a week because I wanted to make sure I did my due diligence and they checked off all my boxes before I pulled the trigger. I got my watch less than 24 hrs from moment I submitted my payment info. Jonathan was not pushy by any means and gave me full details on how they obtain the watches to assure me they were not selling knockoffs. Yes, I paid a premium but it's the price we pay for instant satisfaction and got my unicorn vs 5+ yrs waitlist. During this entire process it felt like I made a friend and found out we live blocks away from each other. They are first class all the way will be going back for the Sky-Dweller!
Was initially a bit skeptical. However, they were very responsive and helpful pre and post transaction. Answered all of my questions very fast, in addition even sent a video displaying the watch. Then, in less than what seemed to be 24 hours after the transaction, fedex was knocking at my door. Even called me directly after I asked a few online questions after receiving the watch. I’ll definitely be using them again for future purchases.