Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher | US$tba | www.audemarspiguet.com
what do a dive watch have in common with a race car legend? nothing but not in the case of the new Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher from luxury time piece maker Audemars Piguet. what’s significant about this watch is that it is designed in direct collaboration with the seven world championship race car driver, Michael Schumacher whom have immersed into the project personally and it is by no coincidence that Michael has been a long-time admirer of Royal Oak Offshore, which makes the watch all the more awesome. some features include a self-winding chronography movement with date display, small seconds at 12 o’clock, a 950 platinum case with extra-hard, nearly scratch-proof cermet bezel (bi-directional), titanium attachment studs, polished stainless steel bezel screws, micro-blasted titanium pushpiece guards, 950 platinum caseback with sapphire crystal opening, micro-blasted white gold crown, anthracite galvanic center with “Mega Tapisserie” pattern matched with tuscany blue external zone with fine circular groves, anthracite date window, white gold AP applique, counters in tuscany blue galvanic (finely grooved, if we might add) with raised frames blackened inside and rhodium colored polished on the top, eight white gold applied hour-markers and on double hour-marker at 12 o’clock, complete with white luminescent coating, anthracite inner bezel ring with tachymeter scale and finer details such as a pair of blue stars (Benetton) and five red stars representing Ferrari, symbolizing the 7 world championship titles.
the awesome time piece comes with a blue rubber strap with 950 platinum pin buckle and has a 55-hour power reserve. apart from the 950 Platinum Case, there are two other variations: Titanium Case and 18-carat Pink Gold Case. the watch is limited to between 100 to 1000 pieces, depending on the variations and as for their prices, it probably best to head on down to your favorite AP boutique for an official quote or click HERE to learn more.