Audemars Piguet has perfected the process of combining vibrant arts and crafts with the technical development of luxury watches. Their experience spans a number of years and combines a variety of artistic aspects to create outstanding timepieces which are guaranteed to capture attention and imagination.
In the hugely competitive world of Swiss watch making, Audemars Piguet sits up there amongst the very best. Their reputation and their history covers and impressive 140 years, resulting in a range of truly iconic models. Audemars Piguet also has the honour of being the largest Swiss watchmaking company still operating and owned by the decedents of the original founders. History seeps through the walls of this watchmaking dynasty and those who buy these luxury Swiss watches are buying a piece of the past.
Topwatch offers a range of new and pre-owned Audemars Piguet watches for sale in South Africa.
Over the years, Audemars Piguet has become a popular brand and garnered an immense following amongst sports personalities, musicians, and celebrities. Seen on the wrists of popular personalities and having been featured in hit songs, has done a lot to create a buzz which has led to the brand becoming one of the most sought after in the industry. The company was founded in 1875, in the mountain town of Le Brassus. These humble beginnings could not have predicted the immense success that Audemars Piguet would end up enjoying. Those living in Le Brassus were mostly farmers, but during those months when farming was not possible due to the harsh winters, the farmers turned to watchmaking to supplement their incomes and without realising it, they would become instrumental in the projector of the watchmaking industry. It helped that Le Brassus had deposits of iron oxide in the fertile grounds which would be used to manufacture watches whose origins could then be traced back to this part of the world, a feature quite unique to this brand.
Audemars Piguet focuses on so much more than just manufacturing watches. The company has been built up around pure ambition to innovate, create new techniques for effective watchmaking, and create a new style of mechanisms. Although the watch industry has been somewhat stagnate in terms of the mechanisms and other inner workings, Audemars Piguet is not shy when it comes to taking on new challenges and playing the pivotal role in producing new styles and techniques to drive the watchmaking industry forward. The company is as focused on creating watches that look good, as it is on creating highly detailed, fine inner workings.
Amongst the many collections, watch fans can find styles that range from the classic vintage pieces, to those that are a little more modern. The watch collections also include a classique range of pocket watches, a timepiece that very few other manufacturers are still committed to making. Legendary pieces, which include the Royal Oak Offshore, the Royal Oak and the Renaud et Papi’s are all available as both first hand pieces as well as pre-owned.
Are you keen on adding a Audemar Piguet watch to your collectors draw? You can find a number of them in our online store. Each watch is certified before being listed, to ensure that you get an authentic timepiece. If you would like to sell your Audemars Piguet watch, we would love to hear from you.
The cheapest Audemars Piguet watch is going to set you back some R 50 000. Even the second hand watches can be quite pricey.
A genuine Audemars Piguet watch can start from around R 50 000 and will go up to and beyond the R 1 million mark.
Any Audemars Piguet watch that you choose to buy is going to be well worth the money that you have spent because the brand has a great reputation for creating the highest-quality luxury watches.
Any of the Audemars Piguet watches that are included in the limited editions or vintage ranges can be hard to get your hands on, even if you have a big budget to spend.
There are many Audemars Piguet watches to choose from and the one that you should buy should fit your style and tastes, as well as your budget.
An Audemars Piguet watch will last a lifetime so long as you keep it in a good condition and make sure that the watch is well maintained.
There are various ways to tell if your watch is real but sometimes it can get tricky because counterfeit watch makers have become sly. Some things to check for when looking for the signs of a fake watch include badly done logos, metal being painted onto the watch or plated when the watch is marketed otherwise, and misaligned lettering.
New watches have their appeal since you are the only person who has ever owned it so you know if it has no flaws or scratches, while buying a second hand watch is a fantastic idea if you are short on your budget. Buying second hand from a reputable dealer is a safe option, as you can be sure that the watches are fully vetted before being sold.
The most wanted Audemars Piguet watch is going to be one from a limited collection or a vintage collection. These watches are generally not mass produced and so are harder to buy.
To service your Audemars Piguet watch, it is difficult to say how much you will end up paying, because the price is going to vary based on a few factors such as the make of the watch, how much work will need to be done to the watch and the person or place you take the watch to for the service.
There are a few ways to tell the year of your Audemars Piguet watch. The easiest way would be to run a Google search of the watch and see what year comes up for the make, you can have a look at the serial number the watch comes with, or you can have a look at any of the paperwork that the watch comes with.
Yes, as a luxury watch, the Audemars Piguet watch is going to need some sort of regular maintenance in order to make sure that the watch is able to keep its value while also making sure that the watch looks great.
Yes, as the Audemars Piguet watch is made by a luxury brand and since most of the watches are made out of valuable materials, the Audemars Piguet will hold its value well.
The Audemars Piguet watch should come with paperwork which points to the watch being an authentic buy. Even if you buy a second hand watch, it should come with certain paperwork.