Michael Schumacher 26568PM.OO.A021CA.01

  • Collection: Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher
  • Model reference: 26568PM.OO.A021CA.01
  • Case/Size: Platinum, 44mm
  • Dial: Grey dial with “Méga Tapisserie” pattern
  • Movement: Automatic-winding
  • Functions: Chronograph, Date
  • Specificity: Limited to 100 Pieces
  • Condition / Year: Mint / 2013
Manufacturer’s International Warranty

All the watches we offer come with a 2 year warranty but this timepiece enjoys a guarantee covered by the manufacturer, valid internationally at any flagship store or official retailer carrying the respective brand. If you wish we are happy to assist you handling this task. Scope of coverage subject to manufacturer’s policy, please contact us for more information.

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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 Platinum case & Cermet bezel. 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 / blue external zone with fine circular groves.

This gorgeous timepiece comes on a sporty blue rubber strap with an AP pin buckle which flawlessly gels with the rest of the watch.

* Limited edition of 100 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:

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph Michael Schumacher in platinum comes with a standard box, certificate of authenticity and service papers from AP done in 2021 which offers 2 year international warranty.