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Audemars Piguet teams up with Michael Schumacher for The Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore

Andrea Divirgilio / October 22, 2012

Brand ambassador, huge fan of Audemars Piguet, and consistently impressed by the combination of design, hand-craftsmanship, functionality and innovation which marks the Swiss luxury watchmaker’s timepieces out from the rest, the greatest F 1 driver of all time, Michael Schumacher has been impressively involved in the creation of the three Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition Watches. Especially dedicated to this iconic race-car driver who has won record 7 world championship titles, and notably achieved more victories, pole positions and scored more points than any other competitor in this sport, the limited edition of 1,600 watches comes with selfwinding chronograph with date display and small seconds at 12 o’clock, along with choice of special titanium case, 18-carat pink gold case, and 950 platinum case, and Cermet bezel.

Audemars Piguet teams up with Michael Schumacher for The Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore

Audemars Piguet teams up with Michael Schumacher for The Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore

The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher was designed in direct collaboration with the iconic F1 racer who interestingly immersed himself fully in the watchmaking, often wondering at the innovative and high-end solutions developed by engineers at Audemars Piguet watchmaking workshop.

Audemars Piguet teams up with Michael Schumacher for The Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore

Engineered by the Swiss watchmaker to the exacting standards of this successful Formula 1 racer, the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher boasts a 44 mm case which is available in 500 pieces made from 18 carat pink gold; 1,000 pieces made from titanium, and 100 pieces made from platinum 950.

Audemars Piguet teams up with Michael Schumacher for The Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore

Further, on the dial are seven stars in blue and red which represent Michael Schumacher’s 7 world championship title wins.

Audemars Piguet teams up with Michael Schumacher for The Special Edition Royal Oak Offshore

The watches will be made available for sale by next year, at a price of $42,500 for ref. 26568IM watch, $110,000 for ref. 26568PM, and $75,000 for ref. 26568OM.

However, we have also earlier seen some of the other limited edition examples of the Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak watches, including the Audemars Piguet’s platinum anniversary special Royal Oak watch, the limited edition Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches, besides the sale of Audemars Piguet “Royal Oak” worn by Alain Delon for a record price of $89,848.

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