Funny how the watch world has the capability to bring folks together. Things that would never normally happen, occur due to horology. Take for example famous American basketball player LeBron James traveling to the small Swiss city of Le Brassus. Never mind that he donned a watchmaker’s white jacket (when they had one long enough for him). I don’t even think basketball is shown on tv in Switzerland, and there he is at the idyllic Swiss mountains together with Audemars Piguet limited edition royal oak concept laptimer michael schumacher replica watches .
It is not news that LeBron James has been an Audemars Piguet new ambassador, but only last week Audemars Piguet chose to unveil the official LeBron James limited edition Royal Oak Offshore watch (that I surfaced on Forbes right here). Nonetheless, the whole situation is remarkably remarkable, especially for LeBron. Consider it, global luxury watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet limited edition quartz replica watches select an athlete at an American game to be among the faces of their brand. American athletes do not exactly have a reputation for being well dignified brand representatives (according to our frequent media-pushed scandals). Yet, in the past twenty years some of these have reached a level where their standing as an athlete can be just part of the overall appeal.
Mr. James is among these individuals. He’s a part of a newer breed of stylized athlete superstars who don’t just make a lot of cash, but apparently opt to spend it wisely on pleasant things of good taste. At least that is their image. There’s also the matter of this well-rounded athlete, which in addition to being a fashion leader, is also an idol and mentor. In basketball, guys like Michael Jordan come to mind as being among the first. Though what has really changed since Michael Jordan is the new emphasis on luxury. So Mr. James isn’t only a successful basketball player for the Miami Heat who earns a handsome earnings, he’s also a luxury taste maker and style connoisseur. And having gotten to this point I believe is rather impressive.
As we’ve seen before, when Audemars Piguet limited edition leo messi royal oak replica watch declares a new brand ambassador they usually wait a little while (year or so) prior to”delivering” their opinion. The wait is often full of excitement and anticipation. Why? Well for one thing people love limited edition watches connected to stars. That is pretty self explanatory. At the same time people are interested to find out what layouts Audemars Piguet might be experimenting with for future designs. Limited edition Royal Oak Offshore watches are ordinarily a fertile breeding ground to perform with new styles, fabrics, and colour combinations. Further, more frequently than not the new watches are somewhat controversial as well in terms of design.
It is nevertheless unique, but we do not see Audemars Piguet limited edition f01003 fake playing with a great deal of new design features. We do however see a type of novel combination of elements they have used previously, and a real homage to gray and gold since the 44mm wide Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph case is done in 18k pink gold and titanium.
The brushed titanium bezel really highlights the grey color of this alloy. The identical tone is matched both on the dial along with gray crocodile strap. What’s actually quite apparent about the watch person, more so than you might expect in the pictures, is just how much you really observe the deep blue colour of this chronograph seconds palms. While titanium bezels are fine, I personally prefer ceramic or cerachrom (which AP has used in the past and is a metal ceramic hybrid) as a metal for bezels due to their scratch resistance properties. Though they are usually darker in color than titanium.
What I personally like about the opinion are the brushed Arabic numeral hour indicators. The non-limited variant of this Royal Oak Offshorehave baton hour markers. These brushed ones are not new, since I first saw them about the ultra trendy (and enormous ) Audemars Piguet limited edition royal oak 30th anniversary city of sails clone watches Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy View . But they are a rare element on ROO watches.
Switch a Royal Oak Offshore on its back and you always get a wonderful motion presentation. Though the Calibre 3126/3840 isn’t a fully in-house movement, Audemars Piguet makes it seem fantastic and black-colored 22k gold strand continues to seem like a million bucks. Over the instance back exhibition crystal is a LeBron James signature printed in blue. The automatic movement has a power reserve of 55 hours and operates at 21,600 vph. What I’d like to see within the upcoming few years is a totally integrated chronograph movement with a frequency of 28,000 made in house at Audemars Piguet installed into the Royal Oak Offshore range. That would be really terrific. So what do you think? Is this a good watch for LeBron James? Limited to 600 pieces total, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph LeBron James Limited Edition ref. 26210OI.