LeBron James continues to expand his brand which now includes a stylish kind of Heat Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James chronograph limited edition watch.
James, aka “King James”, collaborated with Audemars Piguet (AP) to design a watch that would reflect his personal style and refined tailored demeanor. James worked extensively with the AP team to produce a watch design that was capable of effortlessly transitioning from everyday casual wear to a sophisticated affair. James commented that he wanted the design of his AP Royal Oak Offshore chronograph to be something that people would love as much as he loves playing the game of basketball – an objective Audemars Piguet works to achieve in each of its watch designs.
The AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James (Reference 26210OI.A109CR.01) chronograph watch brings its own distinctive game in an octagonal shaped 44 mm brushed 18K rose gold case harmoniously contrasted by a brushed titanium bezel. The dial exhibits the familiar AP Royal Oak family’s Méga-Tapisserie pattern in a grey color, rose gold indices (at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock) and Arabic numerals. The self-winding chronograph features a date display at 3 o’clock, small seconds at 12 o’clock, and also displays minutes and hour counters respectively positioned on the dial. The crown and push-pieces are appointed in black ceramic with an added elegant feature revealed in the start/stop pusher at 2 o’clock – 14 set diamonds.
AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James keeps time housing AP’s chronograph Calibre 3126/3840. The caseback features a glare proof sapphire crystal engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition Lebron James” along with LBJ signature printed in blue on the sapphire crystal. It is adorned with a grey crocodile strap with an 18K rose gold pin buckle (along with additional grey rubber strap).
James and Audemars Piguet CEO Francois-Henry Bennahmias unveiled the AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James at a special press conference in Miami Beach, home to James’ team the Miami Heat late September of last year. AP Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James is a limited edition watch consisting of only 600 pieces worldwide. It retails for $51,500 of which proceeds from the sale of each watch will benefit the Lebron James Family Foundation.
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Every spring, the Sha Tin Racecourse in Hong Kong holds the Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup. Established in 1975 as a commemoration of Queen Elizabeth’s visit to Hong Kong, the yearly horserace has grown into an international event. Sponsor and Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet has maintained the highest level of refinery for this event since 1999. Now, to honor the 15th anniversary of the Audemars Piguet QEII Cup, Audemars Piguet has released a special limited edition timepiece.
The new timepiece is being called the Audemars Piguet Millenary QEII Cup 2013 Limited Edition, and it reflects the highest standards of luxury watchmaking.
The uniquely oval-shaped case is crafted from 18-carat white gold. Set into the case and buckle are 339 brilliant cut diamond. The dial is also studded with diamonds in an off-centered circle, boasting 139 brilliant cut diamonds with Internally Flawless clarity. The portions of the dial not encrusted with precious gems features a stunning white gold guilloché pattern. The inner circle is set with Roman numerals indicating the hours, while the outer circle is set with Arabic numerals indicating the minutes. Hour and minute hands are set into the center of the dial, and are crafted from blackened steel. A sapphire crystal caseback with a commemorative label etched into it allows the owner of this magnificent piece to see the movement within. Completing the piece is a hand-stitched crocodile leather strap in black.
Crafted from the finest materials, and embellished with hundreds of precious gems, this timepiece is truly a stunning symbol of opulence and refinery. The Audemars Piguet Millenary QEII Cup 2013 Limited Edition is an astounding timepiece which any collector would be ecstatic to have.
The Audemars Piguet Millenary QEII Cup 2013 Limited Edition will be available starting in April. True to it’s name, it will be available in a limited edition of 100 pieces.
To learn more about the Audemars Piguet Millenary QEII Cup 2013 Limited Edition, visit www.audemarspiguet.com.
Written By: Elle G.
Bold style is reinvented in the Audemars Piguet’s Jules Audemars Tourbillon 26050OR.OO.D002CR.01. This high end watch is desired for its detailed design, quality make, and daring exterior.
The primary colors of the watch are gold, black, and grey. The watch’s face has an inward swirl of black and multiple shades of grey. The varying colors and layers bring the watch to life. The construct pulls you towards the center of the watch. As a result, it has a professional and intriguing look.
The watch is built with a second, minute, and hour hand. The second hand is grey, while the minute and hour hands are gold. Encircling the spiral watch face are gold roman numerals. They are bolded, giving the watch a strong appearance. Above the center of the watch are the words Audemars Piguet written in silver. Representing this, are the initials AP written in gold above the two words.
On the watch face are two complications- the white one being the seconds, and the other being the tourbillion. What one would think of as the seconds hand is actually the chronograph hands for the “stopwatch” function (controlled by top and bottom buttons on right). The minute repeater function is controlled on the left hand side button.
The watches wristband is black, while the encircling watch case is 18K Rose Gold. The Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Men’s Watch 26050OR.OO.D002CR.01 is built as a high end designer watch. The retail price is $459,200. As a result, it is not for casual wear. This watch is for special/ important occasions where you need to look sharp and make an impression. It is right at home in high end banquets or significant professional meetings. This watch will help you make a statement, showing confidence, class, and impressive style.
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For those who are interested in this watch, but are wary of the yellow gold, the Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Minute Repeater 26118.BC.ZZ.D002CR.01 is available. This watch is built with white gold and diamonds. There is less grey and the color contrast is mainly white and black. The clock on the face that has a see through back is colored gold. Thus, the features are distinguished throughout the watch face.
The Audemars Piguet Jules Audemars Tourbillon Men’s Watch 26050OR.OO.D002CR.01 is a designer watch for the high end consumer. If you wish to impress, this is the watch for you. The bold design is available in different variations but the strong, classic, and modern characteristics are confidently represented in each one.
Manufacture Audemars Piguet has not only broken the rules but has masterfully translated them into the technical complication, grand style and elegance of the Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication watch.
Royal Oak Offshore continues to be a transcending collection that re-translates style and complications thanks in part to the Manufacture Audemars Piguet team. Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication watch is Audemars Piguet best openworked complication timepiece for its aesthetic appeal and 20 years of affluent technical mastery and craftsmanship significantly influenced by iconic watch designer Gérald Genta. Two decades later Audemars Piguet is staged to officially present its three piece limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication watch in Geneva at SIHH (Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie) 2013.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication will make its stunning debut at the 23rd SIHH 2013 event January 21st to 25th, where an expected 12,000 visitors from five continents and over 1,200 journalists will be privy to worldwide watch manufacturers presentations of their most avant garde timepieces.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication debuts with a sporty 44mm diameter titanium case that is accentuated with a black ceramic bezel, crown and chrono push-pieces. It showcases with an ornate openworked dial which houses AP’s manufacture Caliber 2885 – self-winding movement and minute repeater mechanism (a rare complication that chimes the hours, minutes and quarters on demand), split second chronograph and perpetual calendar complications with a guaranteed power reserve of 45 hours. The Grande Complication movement includes refined polished bevels, sandblasted, matt surface underneath, and hand-finished bridges, with traditional treatments like beveling or hand drawn satin-brushed flanks all visible under a transparent glared-proofed sapphire crystal and a fitted exhibition case-back. An interesting feature present in Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication is a solid gold oscillating weight which is coated in black.
As mentioned previously Audemars Piguets will only manufacture three pieces of its limited edition Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grande Complication watch, and the price of the watch is said to be in the range of six figures. Therefore it stands to reason that this watch is definitely for select collectors that appreciate rare complications in a luxurious timepiece, as well as the price tag that affords such grand complications and elegant styling.
For a personal exclusive look at the Royal Oak Offshore Titanium Grand Complication watch it will require a trip to the city of Geneva and attendance at the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie event scheduled January 21-25, 2013. However, this is a private event for professionals whom have been invited by exhibiting brands.