Audemars Piguet Releases Michael Schumacher Royal Oak Offshore ChronographsharetweetshareAudemars Piguet's latest limited-edition Royal Oak watch introduced now at a press conference in Berlin is often a collaboration with legendary auto racer Michael Schumacher. The seven-time world champion was personally linked to the creation of the model, which include numerous car-inspired design elements.The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher features a 44-mm-diameter case and that is available in titanium (1,000 pieces); 18k rose gold (500 pieces) and platinum 950 (pictured below, 100 pieces). high quality swiss replica watches The anthracite grey dial bears the Royal Oak Offshore's familiar "Mega Tapisserie" pattern, which is discreetly marked in the circumference with the tachymeter scale relating to 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; the five red stars, for his wins driving for Ferrari from 2000-2004.Auto racing fans will appreciate the subtle background element about the minute track, a pattern that literally brings in your thoughts a checkered flag; as well as 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 extends to the hour and minute hands, created from faceted gold that has a white luminescent coating and somewhat similar to the silhouette of a racing car's monocoque. The red-lacquered chronograph hands have extra-blackened heads to help you focus a persons vision within the indication. The date display, situated in a round window at 3 o'clock, was in red a primary for a Royal Oak Offshore watch.In a detail specific to the limited-edition watch, the one-piece, octagonal Royal Oak Offshore bezel is made from Cermet, a cloth that is seven times more robust than steel, and secured with eight automotive-style domed and inset nuts.Audemars Piguet and Schumacher have added all the more details for gearheads to comprehend. The rubber strap gray on the titanium and rose-gold editions, blue around the platinum edition is attached by microblasted, satin-brushed titanium studs that resemble a racecar's cooling scoops. whilst the microblasted crown (made from either titanium, rose gold or white gold) is machined to resemble a gear wheel and topped with 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, watches white or rose gold.The caseback, that includes a sapphire viewing window in its center, sports a design relying on 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 an anthracite galvanic treatment and is also embossed with an AP emblem and Schumacher's "MS" signature. The rotor, too, comes with a automotive aspect in its design: its two cut-outs are based directly on the aerodynamic "NACA" ducts seen on high end cars. The movement boasts most of the decorative finishes conventional Audemars Piguet: the mainplate is circular-grained; the bridges are rhodiumed, hand-bevelled, snailed and adorned with CĂ´tes de Geneve; and jewel-sinks are diamond-polished.Schumacher, who describes himself as a "huge fan" of Audemars Piguet for about 15 years, is alleged to possess worked closely while using watch company's chief artistic officer, Octavio Garcia, within the progression of the watch. "There is a similarity between auto racing and watchmaking," he states, "principally from the fact that it is essential to keep up with the smallest details because everything is connected."The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher retails for $42,500 in titanium, $75,000 in rose gold, great replica watches and $110,000 in platinum.Michael Schumacher wearing the modern watchSchumacher at Audemars Piguet's manufacture in Le Brassus, SwitzerlandReceive every one of the news, features and reviews from WatchTime at no cost! Join to our free weekly newsletter and acquire all the news shipped to your inbox.sharetweetshare replica breitling rattrapante watches
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