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Audemars Piguet VS Patek Philippe

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July 29 , 2021 | Posted by admin |  | No Comments

Audemars Piguet VS Patek Philippe

These two highly prestigious watchmakers go head to head in our expert comparison…but which brand makes the watch that is best for you?

This comparison of Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet encompasses two-thirds of the “holy trinity” of watchmaking with the only excluded party being Vacheron Constantin; the oldest of the three watchmakers. Inform yourself using our detailed comparison.
Audemars Piguet Watches
Audemars Piguet is a Swiss watchmaker that has been making high-end replica patek philippe for over 140 years (since 1875). Their brand recognition is primarily amongst watch collectors and horological connoisseurs. They are the 7th most recognized Swiss watch brand in the world. Their brand value is currently estimated at 961 million CHF. They have many iconic watches including the famous Royal Oak series which was designed by the legendary Gerald Genta. Other popular series include the Royal Oak Offshore diving watches, the classic looking Jules Audemars collection which includes chronographs, grand complications and of course, their oval shaped Millenary collection.

Resale Value
AP watches have excellent resale values compared to most other watch brands. Some AP’s have a higher resale value that certain Patek Philippe watches and vice versa. Aside for the specific model, the resell value also depends on other factors such as the condition of the watch, if it’s still under warranty as well as if it has the original box and all original documentation.
Selection
Audemars Piguet has a very large selection of watches that are in production and much more that are on the open market. A considerable amount of the still trending Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches can be found compared to other models from different AP collections. An AP is also (in most cases) slightly easier to come by than a Patek Philippe. Of course availability also highly depends on the model of the watch, the season as well as supply and demand.

If you’re looking for a more interesting looking watch, AP has many especially in the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak collections. Patek Philippe is more conservative and classic on the design front, whereas the very popular Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches is more out of the proverbial box when it comes to design with their octagonal shapes and avant-garde look.
Brand Recognition
Audemars Piguet is the 7th most recognized Swiss luxury watch brand in the world, whereas Patek Philippe is the 3rd most recognized Swiss watchmaker.
Audemars Piguet is considered one of the most prestigious watchmakers in the world and as mentioned earlier, is one of the “holy trinity” of watchmaking. However, Patek Philippe is held to a slightly higher standard than AP. Patek Philippe is an older company with several unique watchmaking achievements including the fact that they literally invented the wristwatch. Patek Philippe also developed many horological innovations and produced one of the world’s most complicated watches.

Patek Philippe is Swiss watchmaker that has been making high-end watches for over 178 years (since 1839). While the difference in age is only 36 years, a lot can happen in the world of watchmaking during that time. Patek Philippe is the 3rd most recognized Swiss watch brand in the world. Their brand value is currently estimated at 1.885 billion CHF making Patek the 7th most valuable Swiss brand in the world. They have many popular rolex replica watches such as the ladies Twenty-4 watches, the classic Calatrava watches, the Nautilus, and the Grand Complications series with models such as the 5159j-001 which boasts a Perpetual Calendar, Moonphase Retrograde, and a hunter’s hinged case back which lets you peek at the movement and cover it to protect it. Their complicated watches really showcases their horological superiority amongst other brands.
Patek Philippe is the 3rd most recognized Swiss luxury watch brand in the world, whereas Audemars Piguet is the 7th most recognized Swiss watchmaker. Their marketing slogan since 1966 is also one of the most memorable in the business. “You never actually own a Patek Philippe. You merely look after it for the next generation.”

Prestige
Patek Philippe is held to a slightly higher standard than Audemars Piguet for several reasons. They are an older company with several unique watchmaking achievements including the fact that they literally invented the wristwatch. Patek Philippe also developed many horological innovations and produced one of the world’s most complicated watches.
Design
Patek Philippe is more conservative and classic on the design front, which is great since most people looking for a Patek are looking for a dress watch. Audemars Piguet, on the other hand, is more out of the proverbial box when it comes to design with several very sporty looking collections.

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