Do Audemars Piguet Watches Hold Their Value?
Audemars Piguet watch values can differ significantly depending on many factors. Are you looking to purchase or trade for a new AP? Do you want to sell your Audemars Piguet? As one of the “Big 3” watch brands (Rolex, Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet), these watches tend to hold their value extremely well. There are a lot of reasons why a particular AP watch is worth more than others.
Factors That Contribute To The Resale Value:
1. Watch Condition
As is the case with most watches, condition is one of the most important factors for Audemars Piguet watches to retain their value over time. Most watch collectors keep their watches in the box with all of the paperwork. If you wear you watch regularly the value will be less. Box & papers are very important as well and can increase the value drastically.
Including Box & Papers Increases The Value Of An Audemars Piguet Watch
2. Watch Material
Watches are made from a number of different materials. Platinum Audemars Piguet watches will fetch the highest value, while the steel version will get less. There can be exceptions if collectors determine a specific model/material is highly sought after.
3. Vintage Year
Typically the older a watch gets, the more it will be worth. Every year Swiss luxury watch companies are producing more and more of each model. Because of that, the older models were produced in smaller quantities. If there was only 100 watches produced of a specific model vs 1,000 watches produced, the former would be more valuable.
4. Reference & Model Number
Audemars Piguet watch values are extremely dependent on the reference and model number. Here is a list of different models: Classique, Code 11.59, Haute Joaillerie, Jules Audemars, Millenary, ReMaster, and Royal Oak (Offshore, Concept). Each model is given a specific reference number that helps find the year the watch was produced. The Royal Oak Offshore Grand Complications costs $869,000 and there have only been 3 made.
Buying Pre-Owned AP Watches
With few options to choose from and availability limited, it can be difficult to purchase a new Audemars Piguet watch. SWD Watches in New York City has a large collection of AP watches to choose from. Click here to browse our pre-owned Audemars Piguet watches.
Selling Your Audemars Piguet Watch Online
Have you been wondering, “should I sell my Audemars Piguet?” SWD Watches buys, trades, & sells watches. Find out the resale value of your AP watch today! Selling a watch online has never been easier. Fill out the form through the link below and our watch buyers will contact you as soon as possible. Or if you are in the New York area, visit our store in NYC’s Diamond District. We pay the highest Audemars Piguet watch values guaranteed.