Revamp Your Style: How to Change the Bracelet of Your Audemars Piguet Royal Oak

Changing the bracelet of your Audemars Piguet Royal Oak allows you to refresh its appearance and adapt its style to different occasions. Whether you prefer a stainless steel bracelet for a sporty look or a leather strap for a more sophisticated feel, this guide will show you how to change the bracelet of your Royal Oak with ease.

1. Gather the Appropriate Tools

Before proceeding, ensure you have the necessary tools:

  • A spring bar tool or a small flat-headed screwdriver.
  • A small pin pusher or a fine-pointed tool.
  • A soft cloth or a watch bracelet holder to protect the watch's finish.

2. Removing the Current Bracelet

Place the Royal Oak on a soft cloth or a watch bracelet holder to protect it from scratches. Identify the spring bars that connect the bracelet to the lugs on the case. Using the spring bar tool or small flat-headed screwdriver, carefully depress one end of the spring bar to disengage it from the lug hole. Repeat the process for the other end of the spring bar.

3. Detaching the Bracelet

Once both spring bars are disengaged, gently slide the bracelet away from the case lugs. Be cautious not to scratch the case or the bracelet during this step.

4. Preparing the New Bracelet

If you are replacing the bracelet with a new one, ensure that the new bracelet has the correct lug width to fit your Royal Oak's case. If necessary, adjust the size of the new bracelet by adding or removing links following the manufacturer's guidelines.

5. Attaching the New Bracelet

With the new bracelet ready, align the lug holes with the spring bars on the case. Insert one end of the spring bar into the lug hole and compress it using the spring bar tool or pin pusher. Carefully guide the other end of the spring bar into its corresponding lug hole until it snaps into place securely.

6. Check the Secure Fit

Once the new bracelet is attached, check that it is secure and properly aligned with the case. Gently tug on the bracelet to ensure that the spring bars are fully engaged.


Changing the bracelet of your Audemars Piguet Royal Oak is a simple and rewarding way to revamp its style and adapt it to different occasions. By following these step-by-step instructions and using the appropriate tools, you can easily switch the bracelet and enhance the versatility of your iconic timepiece.

Whether you prefer a sporty stainless steel bracelet or an elegant leather strap, the Royal Oak's timeless design will continue to shine in any setting. If you are uncertain about changing the bracelet yourself, seek assistance from an authorized Audemars Piguet service center or a professional watchmaker.

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