Audemars Piguet
Michael Schumacher 26568OM.OO.A004CA.01

  • Collection: Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher
  • Model reference: 26568OM.OO.A004CA.01
  • Case/Size: Rose gold, 44mm
  • Dial: Grey dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Chronograph, Date
  • Specificity: Limited to 500 Pieces
  • Condition: Good
  • Collection: Royal Oak Offshore
  • Model Reference: 26568OM.OO.A004CA.01
  • Case/Size: Rose Gold / 44mm
  • Dial: Grey
  • Movement: Automatic winding
  • Functions: Hours, Minutes, Chronograph
  • Specificity:
  • Condition / Year: Very Good /
  • Box / Papers: Yes / No
  • Price: Upon Request

$ 59,000

In Stock

  • USD
  • CHF
  • EUR
  • HKD
Read MoreWhatsapp Usor

Email Us For More Details

Find This Watch

Have a watch to sell? Get a Quote Now !

Description

The ‘Royal Oak’ overturned the prevailing codes in 1972 during a period of existential crisis for the watch industry due to the boom of the cheap Quartz watches made in Asia.

The company had to come with a bold, solid stainless sports steel luxury watch, they gave the mission to Gerald Genta to design it.
He got the inspiration from a deep-sea-diving helmet, the result was an octagonal bezel, visible mounting screws, a large case of 39mm with an integrated bracelet, a very futuristic design for the seventies.

Within 2-3 years they sold about 1000 watches establishing a new segment within the industry and pioneered the popularity and desirability of the steel sports luxury watch.

– In 1993 the standard Royal Oak being already 20 years old, the brand looking for a younger generation clientele came with a very polarised design, people in the industry calling it “The Beast”.

The shocking 42mm for that time, with apparent rubber seal on the bezel, the rubber pushers were in contrast to the elegant Royal Oak but the Offshore turned out to be a great success.

 

This timepiece is a tribute to German F1 racing driver Michael Schumacher. A 44mm rose case. Selfwinding chronograph Caliber 3126/3840 with date display and small seconds at 12 o’clock.

The dial adds visual interest while continuing the color schemes – Anthracite galvanic center with Méga Tapisserie pattern / grey external zone with fine circular groves, printed white scale inspired by a checkered flag. This gorgeous timepiece comes on a sporty grey rubber strap with a rose gold AP pin buckle which flawlessly gels with the rest of the watch.

* Limited edition of 500 pieces *

 

 

Audemars Piguet – bio

Audemars Piguet is a Swiss manufacturer of mechanical watches founded in 1875. They began in the Vallée de Joux. Jules Louis Audemars formed a partnership with Edward Auguste Piguet. Audemars created complicated blank watch movements for other manufactures to use. Piguet specialized in the final regulation of watches. They then split responsibilities when they began their own company. Audemars was in charge of production and technical aspects while Piguet focused on sales and management. One of their first achievements was creating the first repeater wristwatch in 1892 and in 1972 the iconic steel “Royal Oak”.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by an Audemars Piguet international warranty card, product literature and a wooden presentation box