QUOTE(swanlover @ May 3 2021, 05:13 PM)
Not sure but it looks like 11.59 is a flop ...
It’ll remain the watch you are forced to buy to be able to get the RO you actually want…
You really need to think whether if a Royal Oak is suitable for your lifestyle or not. You need to evaluate whether if you are buying one because it is selling for a lot more in the grey market or you are buying one because you like it for what it is.
I have been on the hunt for an AP RO since 2016. I believe I also opened a thread on an international watch forum during that time discussing whether if I should go with the Daytona or Royal Oak. In the end, the TT Daytona won even though everyone on the forum was pushing me towards the Royal Oak.
Do note that in 2016, Royal Oaks were freely available with the local boutique here stocking 2 pieces of the 15450 and a 15202 when I visited them in Starhill. They also have a Diver in black while I was there. I was also offered the Black dial ceramic Daytona at a slight premium of around 10% (which was the norm in the boutiques during the 2014-2016 era) but declined due to it being too plain.
But 4 years down the road, I ended up buying an Offshore. I did think long and hard about a RO 15450 but in the end due to the water resistance issue and my love for water activities, the Offshore won out.
For me, a Royal Oak Offshore is a better option due to the minimum 100m water resistant for their chronograph range and 300m water resistant for their divers. I am planning to add another ROO in the near future and possibly skipping the RO line all together.
You must have your reasons why you want a Royal Oak but make sure it’s because you have genuine love for the watch and not because of FOMO.
Just my two cents.This post has been edited by friedricetheman: May 3 2021, 06:20 PM