Audemars Piguet compounds the impact of this increased gold accents by endowing that the Royal Oak Offshore 57th Street limited edition using a specially modified version of this model line’s signature “mega tapisserie” hobnail dial. The usual wall-to-wall grid of engraved cubes is pared down to the center disc inboard of the hour track; the daring rose gold hour mark sit atop a horizontal brushed track that adds to their visual impact.All elements of this dial are styled with a graceful concave tachymeter rehaut that melts down from the bezel to present aesthetic unity into the black “57.” Collectors who adore big watches can’t do any better than this. Though other brands trade conventional craft material for visual impact and gain margin, Audemars Piguet Qeii Cup 2014 Limited Edition Price proceeds to construct the Royal Oak Offshore with the same old world diligence as its original Gerald Genta Royal Oak.Hand-polished moves, dials turned on 19th century-style pantograph tables, and laboriously completed case components (along with the Offshore has several) would be the eternal hallmark of the original oversized sports watch. Even though many have done their best to emulate the Offshore, these efforts amount to shadows of their original.When it is time to throw down and show the cards, the sole extrovert sports watch with all the material to match its style wears “AP” on its dial. And Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore 57th Street limited variant is the only Royal Oak Offshore constructed for the first “Gotham City.” When shopping for a Royal Oak or Offshore variant, the affliction of the bezel as well as are critical. Rubber-clad bezels such as this one are sensitive, because ruined natural rubber can’t be mended — only substituted.
As famed Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher announced his retirement, Audemars Piguet also announced his new limited edition watch. A few days ago I debuted the Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition watch here via Forbes. You can visit that post for details on the watch as well as more images. Here I’d like to offer some thoughts, humor, and more views of the watch itself.
It was about two years ago that Audemars Piguet Limited Edition 2014 announced their relationship with Schumacher – and they were damn proud. Schumacher is an excellent addition to their roster of sport champions, with Schumacher himself likely looking for a new watch brand partner at the time. While I don’t know for sure, it is possible that Audemars Piguet and Hublot rivaled over the championship driver – as they have with some other people or events in the past. While not the first racer with an AP watch to their name, Michael Schumacher is likely one of the most well-known.
Today, a great deal of men will focus on AP Rose Gold Replica Watch obviously when they’re choosing an automated wrist watch to themselves. In order to satisfy what you like most and consider from the most realistic typical, I will introduce one perfect copy Audemars Piguet MICHAEL SCHUMACHER limited variant, which is nearly ninety nine percent like the first, but no need you cost thousands and thousands of to own one original. I think most of clients will prefer to choose one high copy with decent price rather than to have the original with high price almost can’t afford.This replica is all but perfect in workmanship, its handsome look and cool style may be a special view that may be your new infant .Firstly, we discover it with stainless steel case, using such hard case can be powerful protection. With super major dimensions 44mm, and the black-gray dial decorate with famous “Mega Tapisserie”, which will be one kind of super large checkers decoration. As soon as we see it attentively, We find there are two blue stars and five red stars stand by in the place of twelve o’clock and one o’clock, this is really a unique details in style, but it is a significant symbol. As we all known, this is related to its design inspiration. It is in memory of a renowned racing driver Michael Schumacher, these stars represented he was champion in seven major competitions. It is liked an art to combined with competition and wrist watch together skillfully in design.In addition, this AP Rose Gold Replica utilizes white and black pattern as decoration in second scale, that can remind the design of checkers flag. The calculagraph hands and date display decorate with red color, can simpler to recognize time. Its bezel employs ceramic alloy, which can be harder about seven times compared to stainless steel, and fixed with eight nuts liked the kind of car. What is more, it equips with black rubber strap, all these layout, shows the facet of strength for men.
It took two years to finally get his first limited edition watch. Perhaps AP was waiting for Mike to announce his retirement from racing, but that is hard to say. What everyone did expect was for the eventual watch to be based on the Royal Oak Offshore, and for it to extend the modern design of the collection. It most certainly does that. At 44mm wide it is not huge by today’s standards, but sits large on the wrist because of the wide lugs and chronograph pushers that make the case almost square-shaped. You can get a good idea of the size by seeing it on Schumacher’s frame in the pictures.
Audemars Piguet did a nice little photo shoot with him for the watch debut campaign. I loved the almost creepy picture of him holding his jacket collar all 80’s style. That pose along with Schumacher’s appearance make him a dead ringer for Blade Runner’s Roy (played by Rutger Hauer). Though I don’t think that Schumacher is an android. We’ll have to check on that.
When we return the copy, we could see its back-case with simple layout, the ring of outside was motivated by racing. Through the sapphire crystal, we could see its best replica movement, which is clone CAL 3126, basic on Asia 7750 25J Automatic chronograph movement, its own power is same the original to have good performance in travel time. Additionally, it decorates with the sign of AP and a famous signature from Michael Schumacher, utilizes his short name “MS”. When talking about its crystal, you can not look down on, it is not normal, which can be anti-reflective coating, can be scratch-resistant. And also this replicate with 50 meters for water resistance ,can fulfill your daily activities.After you have known something about its special designs in details, have you be drawn by such cool replica, do you want to show your side of sun through the decoration of wrist watch. Trust me,this AP Rose Gold Replica Watch is your nice choice, ninety nine percent similar with the first in appearance and capacity. It warrants you possessing among them.Silver-tone stainless steel case with a brown alligator leather strap. Fixed silver-tone stainless steel bezel. Tachymeter. Chronograph — sub-dials demonstrating: three — 60 minute, 30 minute and 12 hours. Audemars Piguet Sachin Tendulkar Limited Edition Calibre 3126 / 3840 automatic motion using a 50-hour power book. Skeleton transparent exhibition see through case back. Case thickness: 14.55 mm. Round case shape. Water resistant at 100 meters / 330 feet. Functions: chronograph, date, hour, minute, second. Luxurious watch fashion. Watch tag: Swiss Made. OO.A820CR.01.
Running this watch is the in house made automatic movement caliber 3126/3840 manufactured in Switzerland. The oscillating rotor is created from one block of 22 carat gold. This version vibrates at 21,600 VpH along with the motion is finished with inverted snailing on the bridges.The LeBron James Limited Edition is fitted using a gray large square scaled alligator strap that’s hand sewn and secured with a pin buckle made from 18kt pink gold. This watch also includes an additional gray rubber strap. This stunning watch is made to withstand up to 100 meters of water stress and is backed by a two-year guarantee from the manufacturer.Like Leo Messi and many others before him, Schumacher took a personal part in the creation of the watch bears his name, working closely with AP lead artistic designer Octavio Garcia. The racing inspiration in this watch is evident in certain respects, but in others it’s quite subtle.Notable design attributes that I would point out include two blue stars and five red stars (on the outer tachy scale) symbolizing the seven names of world champion driver — two in blue for Benetton (1994 and 1995) and five to Ferrari (between 2000 and 200). Note also the second track (outer) using a trendy “checkered flag” pattern. And lastly the hour and second hands, made of faceted gold — a new design from AP — are meant to mimic the monocoque structure of an F1 Car.
The limited edition Royal Oak Offshore watches have a mere taste of Schumacher as opposed to his personality all over it. Sure you have his signature on the black-colored gold rotor of the automatic movement and the seven stars on the dial to represent his championships – but this is really just another flavor of ROO. Don’t get me wrong, that is a good thing. Audemars Piguet’s Octavio Garcia uses opportunities like this to play around with design ideas that would never be possible in unlimited pieces. You see a new style of hands which are sure to delight or annoy hardcore Royal Oak Offshore fans. Little touches of red mark the piece such as for the date font color and red on the crown.
As I mentioned in the Forbes article I think it is interesting that the minute scale is done in that “racing flag” style which is the same style used in limited edition Michael Schumacher Omega Speedmaster watches of the past. I tend to think this was Michael’s input as it doesn’t seem likely Audemars Piguet Volcano Limited Edition wanted to mimic the Omega pieces. But that is just a guess. Fans of the brands seemed mixed on the design of the watch. No one seemed to dislike it, but after all the waiting I think a few people wanted to see something a bit more unique and special given Schumacher’s status. Aside from the design there is nothing unique in terms of the movement or the materials.
However, tacky or not, knowing Audemars Piguet, you can be certain that they’re flawless (and I mean D / IF) diamonds. The subject of gray and pink is carried through to the Mega Tapisserie dial which is actually kind of a grayish-pink. Rose gold hands and Arabic numerals along with silver-tone sub-registers provide the dial thickness, along with a blue second-hand offers some much-needed contrast.The back of this watch includes a sapphire caseback with LeBron’s autograph printed in blue. Peeking out from underneath King James’ John Hancock is AP’s automatic 59 gem Calibre 3126/3840 chronograph movement full with an AP logo-emblazoned 22 karat anthracite galvanized winding rotor (consistently with the grey and pink). Despite a cost of $51,500, you can expect each and each of them to wind up (pun intended) in somebody’s collection. For the complete technical specs, see under. And, there’s an AP — LeBron James video below that.Funny the way the watch world has the capability to bring folks together. Things that would never normally occur, occur because of horology. Take for instance famous American basketball player LeBron James traveling into the tiny Swiss town of Le Brassus. Never mind that he donned a watchmaker’s white jacket (when they had one long enough for him). I do not even think basketball is revealed on tv in Switzerland, and yet there he is in the idyllic Swiss mountains with Audemars Piguet.
This view comes in the wildly successful Royal Oak Offshore line. LeBron James has been an ambassador for Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Ginza Limited Edition since 2011. Considered one of the best basketball players of all time, King James, as he’s referred, collaborated with AP to create this masterpiece. The Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James is limited in production to only 600 pieces globally.Royal Oak Offshore watches are large and the LeBron James Limited doesn’t disappoint in that area. The case diameter stands at 44mm, while this view rides high on the wrist with a case height of 17mm. The event of this LeBron James is crafted from 18kt pink gold using a fixed octagonal titanium bezel. The pushers for the chronograph and main crown are made from black porcelain, together with the pusher at two o’clock encrusted with diamonds. Surrounding the major crown and pushers is gray rubber. The case back is engraved with inscription “Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James”. The instance back also includes a sapphire crystal with the LBJ signature in blue.The dial is also gray with a ‘Mega Tapisserie’ guilloche layout that’s hand engraved on each and each dial. The dial also carries hand applied pink gold hour mark in both indexes and oversize Arabic numerals. Additionally in pink gold would be the palms which are coated with lume for night readability. At the 3 o’clock position is a rounded date aperture. The subdials show the true seconds, and chrono moments and minutes in three separate registers. The chronograph seconds are indicated using a central hand.
Ceramic can be utilized at the watch a little. You might discover that the crown in addition to chronograph pushers are in a deep gray ceramic. You then get the most “unique” element of the watch that some people today adore, and some people today hate. Before you determine you need to ask yourself just how much you really like to finger diamonds. Audemars Piguet Michael Schumacher Limited Edition has opted to set the chronograph start/stop pusher with diamonds. Diamonds and masculinity are tough to combine. Though in the past several years with (some) men wearing diamond stud earrings and so on, you see more unisex ways of inferring wealth using diamonds. I am waiting for the diamond pinky ring to come back for dudes. This is not the first time that I’ve seen a more “subtle” method of adding diamonds in a watch, but never in a chronograph pusher before. What do you think about it?What I like about the watch are the brushed Arabic numeral hour signs. The non-limited variant of this Royal Oak Offshore have baton hour markers. These brushed ones are not new, since I first saw them about the ultra cool (and enormous) Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Watch. Nevertheless, they are a rare element on ROO watches.
Audemars Piguet collectors and race fans of an elite status will find enough to enjoy. With the limited edition status and its cool sport watch look, this Royal Oak Offshore is a conservative but satisfying homage to Schumacher’s career. We will be seeing more of this guy in the Audemars Piguet context in the years to come. The case has a cermet (ceramic metallic hybrid) bezel and will come in either titanium, 18k rose gold, or platinum with a caliber 3126/3840 automatic chronograph movement. Price for the pieces will be (titanium ref. 26568IM) $42,500, (rose gold ref. 26568OM) $75,000, and (platinum ref. 26568PM) $110,000. Or in other words around the price of a speeding ticket in Switzerland for those with the necessary income to afford them.
Would you wear the Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher?