By working closely with the team involved in the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Chronograph Edition Limitee Replica Watch he was able to understand the challenges of developing a watch which is not only distinctive but also attractive, robust, functional and comfortable to wear. Applying the same, rigorous standards to the project which he applies to his profession, he immersed himself in making a watch which follows the Royal Oak Offshore’s heritage of functionality and aesthetics while incorporating pointers to a remarkable life behind the wheel.
The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Replica Watch was designed in direct collaboration with the legendary driver who fully immersed himself in the project, often marvelling at the innovative solutions developed by Audemars Piguet’s engineers. A long-time admirer of the Royal Oak Offshore, Michael has always appreciated its unique and innovative design as well as its craftsmanship and functionality.
Michael Schumacher was personally involved in the creation of the watch which bears his name, working closely with Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica Watch, Octavio Garcia. The red-lacquered chronograph hands that complement them have been designed with especially blackened heads in order to help focus the eye on the indication and, for the first time ever on a Royal Oak Offshore, the date display is also in red.
The automotive imagery is further extended to the hour and minute hands which are of a form never before seen. Made from facetted gold with a white luminescent coating, they are loosely inspired by the silhouette of a racing car’s monocoque.
The design of the oscillating weight takes inspiration from the race track – its two cut-outs are based directly on the aerodynamic ” NACA ” ducts seen on high performance cars. In keeping with the sophisticated finishing techniques applied to the outside of the watch (which is variously polished, microblasted, satin brushed and anodised – much like an automobile engine), the movement is decorated to the typically high standards for which Audemars Piguet Replica Watch has become renowned: a circular-grained mainplate; bridges which are rhodiumed, hand- bevelled, snailed and adorned with Côtes de Genève and jewel-sinks which are diamond- polished.