Show You The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Men's Watch

Back in 1972, Swiss Audemars Piguet did the unthinkable: they sold a steel watch with an out-there design for ten times the price of the Rolex Submariner. The gambit paid off, and that Swiss Designer Watches Online evolved into the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Watch, one of the most sought-after timepieces of the financial elite. A popular variant is the Rubber Clad, distinguishable by its rubber bezel.

Recently discontinued, the Rubber Clad is due a replacement, and that throws up an interesting question: should you buy one now, or wait until the new one comes out? With Audemars Piguet’s solid residuals, the choice is yours. The discrepancy between prices new and pre-owned may look large, but much of that is accounted for by dealer discounts; once the Rubber Clad has reached the used market, prices stay firm, and have done through the years. The Rubber Clad is a popular watch, and a new model shouldn’t much dent its re-sale value, if at all. One thing that may dent, however, is the rubber bezel itself, so watch out — it’s not cheap to replace.