Each version of the new AP Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher replica watch is powered by an AP’s Caliber 3126/3840 self-winding mechanism (a base caliber 3126 plus a chronograph module 3840). This high-quality movement comprises 365 components, including 59 jewels and a monobloc oscillating weight in 22 karat gold, with an anthracite finish inscribed with the Michael Schumacher’s signature. The mechanism oscillates at the frequency of the 21’600 beats per hour and provides 55 hours of power-reserve.
Either crafted in titanium (1000 pieces), rose gold (500 pieces) or platinum (100 pieces), these bold chronographs represent the high-end of sport elegance. A F1 legend and the AP’s main artistic designer, Octavio Garcia, worked together for the first time and created three stunning series of Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher watches.
Several notable elements that indicate the racing spirit of the edition are used very smarty in order to pay a tribute to the King of Formula 1 racing and his stunning carrier, while keeping the signature design of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore watch replica. For example, seven stars, symbolizing the number of Shumacher’s world champion titles, are nicely incorporated with the tachymeter scale, on an anthracite inner bezel ring. Two blue stars symbolize titles won by the F1 legend while driving for Benetton (1994 and 1995). Five red stars refer to Shumacher’s Ferrari era.
About two years ago, Audemars Piguet signed Schumacher for the brand’s ambassador, announcing limited edition(s) in perspective. Finally, that day has come and the renowned Swiss watchmaker proudly presents three new limited editions of the Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher chronographs. With a record seven world championships, Michael Schumacher is recognized as one of the greatest F1 drivers in the history. Statistically, this remarkable German driver is definitely on the top of the list, holding number of F1’s records that include race victories (91), the fastest laps in a single Grand Prix (76), pole positions (68), points scored and most races won in a single season – 13 in 2004.
Each incorporates an extra-hard Cermet bezel, secured by 8 polished stainless steel screws. Pushpieces are composed of a polished black ceramic base, topped by micro-blasted cap, either in titanium or gold. New AP ROO replica watches feature characteristic robust cases, with the diameter of 44mm.