Worth $100K? Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon Unboxing & Review

Christian unboxes an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon worth almost $100k!
November 27, 2019

Audemars Piguet famously changed the trajectory of the watch industry in the 1970s. They released a watch unlike anything the “luxury” watch market had ever seen – or ever knew it could want.This version of the groundbreaking Royal Oak is one of 45 pieces. It’s defining feature is an exposed Tourbillon movement. And it’s price tag is just shy of $100,000. Is it worth it? We think so.

In today’s episode, Christian unboxes one of the newest additions to the T&H Watch Shop, an Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon worth almost $100k!!

The watch is a true masterpiece. Three things stand out as essential to understanding this about the watch. The first is the history, where the Royal Oak became the first luxury watch to be a) a sports watch and b) completed in steel. Second, we must consider the complexity of the Tourbillon. A complication designed to counteract the impact of the gravity on a mechanical movement. To make one ultra thin on top of it is truly special. Also, we must consider how a product is more than the sum of its parts. The piece’s history is essential, and the ultra-thin Tourbillon is a magnificent complication, but ultimately, it’s the entire package that makes this watch special.

The watch is 8.85mm, a near ultra thin size, even more impressive given the complication. It’s 41mm in diameter, with some of the best case finishing in the industry. The movement is the caliber 2924 is a stunning piece in only 4.6mm in height, featuring a power reserve visible on the caseback. This all comes together to create one hell of a piece that, given its price point, is actually on the entry-level end of luxury Tourbillon watches making it, even at almost $100k, a value prop.

Check out this Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Tourbillon in the shop!!!

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