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Audemars Piguet Releases Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore ChronographsharetweetshareAudemars Piguet's latest limited-edition Royal Oak watch ?introduced this week with a press conference in Berlin ?can be a collaboration with legendary auto racer Michael Schumacher. The seven-time world champion was personally included in the creation of the model, such as numerous car-inspired design elements.The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher includes a 44-mm-diameter case which can be obtainable in titanium (1,000 pieces); 18k rose gold (500 pieces) and platinum 950 (pictured below, 100 pieces).The anthracite grey dial bears the Royal Oak Offshore's familiar "Mega Tapisserie" pattern, and is also discreetly marked in the circumference on the tachymeter scale between the 12 and 1 o'clock positions with seven stars ?two blue and five red ?which represent Schumacher's record seven championship victories. Nowhere stars symbolize his wins driving for Benetton in 1994 and 1995 replica rolex uk omega watches ; the 5 red stars, for his wins driving for Ferrari from 2000-2004.Auto racing fans will understand the subtle background element for the minute track, a design that literally brings to mind a checkered flag; along with the galvanic chronograph counters (black on the titanium and rose-gold models, blue around the platinum model), whose raised frames echo the dashboard instruments of a high-performance car.The automotive motif reaches the hour and minute hands, constructed from faceted gold which has a white luminescent coating and somewhat reminiscent of the silhouette of the racing car's monocoque. The red-lacquered chronograph hands have extra-blackened heads to aid focus a person's eye about the indication. The date display, found in a round window at 3 o'clock, is in red ?a primary to get a Royal Oak Offshore watch.In a detail specific for this limited-edition watch, the one-piece, octagonal Royal Oak Offshore bezel is constructed from Cermet, a material which is seven times are more durable than steel, and secured with eight automotive-style domed and inset nuts.Audemars Piguet and Schumacher have added too a lot more details for gearheads to appreciate. The rubber strap ?gray about the titanium and rose-gold editions, blue on the platinum edition ?is attached by microblasted, satin-brushed titanium studs that look like a racecar's cooling scoops. whilst the microblasted crown (manufactured from either titanium, rose gold or white gold) is machined to become a gear wheel and topped that has a red anodized aluminium plate bearing the Audemars Piguet "AP" logo. Microblasted titanium guards protect the polished black ceramic pushpieces, that happen to be topped with caps of either titanium, white or rose gold.The caseback, rolex datejust for sale watches that features a sapphire viewing window in the center, sports a design influenced by a racecar's wheel spokes. Over the window, you will see Audemars Piguet's automatic, 365-part Caliber 3126/3840. Its 22-gold rotor has a anthracite galvanic treatment and is also embossed with both an AP emblem and Schumacher's "MS" signature. The rotor, too, has an automotive consider its design: its two cut-outs are based directly on the aerodynamic "NACA" ducts seen on top rated cars. The movement boasts the majority of the decorative finishes conventional Audemars Piguet: the mainplate is circular-grained; the bridges are rhodiumed, hand-bevelled, snailed and adorned with Ctes de Geneve; and jewel-sinks are diamond-polished.Schumacher, who describes himself as a "huge fan" of Audemars Piguet for around Many years, has been said to obtain worked closely with all the watch company's chief artistic officer, Octavio Garcia, inside the growth of the watch. "There is often a similarity between auto racing and watchmaking," according to him, "principally inside indisputable fact that you must take care of the smallest details because it is all totally connected."The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher retails for $42,500 in titanium, $75,000 in rose gold, and $110,000 in platinum.Michael Schumacher wearing the revolutionary watchSchumacher at Audemars Piguet's manufacture in Le Brassus , SwitzerlandReceive all the news, features and reviews from WatchTime for free! Register with our free weekly newsletter and get each of the news delivered to your inbox.sharetweetshare replica breitling navitimer prices watches
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