Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Leo Messi Limited Edition
Audemars Piguet just report the dispatch of a restricted version Royal Oak 41 mm Chronograph, devoted to conceivably the best football/soccer player of these occasions, Leo Messi. There will be 500 pieces in steel, 400 in red gold and 100 in platinum, all featuring a tantalum bezel! Incidentally, this is AP’s first restricted version Royal Oak in the new 41 mm case and it additionally includes a brushed dial without the for Royal Oak signature tapiserie pattern.
So altogether there will be 1,000 bits of this new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph in the new 41 mm case. Each watch is conveyed in a unique case in the shape of a lacquered shoe box!! In any case, I surmise you’d like to see the new Leo Messi restricted release Royal Oak Chronograph…
As you can see the dial has gone through the most extreme reconstruction, is it’s now a brushed dial in stead of the distinctive tappiserie design dials. Both the stainless steel and the red gold form have this anthracite dial, while the platinum adaptation includes a brushed blue dial that matches with the additionally (dim) blue crocodile strap.
Around the chronograph registers and little seconds is a silver chapter ring, again another element. Something that was presented on the new Royal Oak Jumbo and thew new 41 mm Royal Oak Chronograph early this year and comes back in this Leo Messi LE, is the dark date wheel with white date numerals. As I would see it one of the little subtleties that truly show the watch industry, and AP specifically, have been listening to watch collectors!
Both the steel and red gold rendition come on a quite decent coordinating anthracite croc strap, the platinum on a dull blue crocodile strap, additionally an extra sportier elastic strap.
Inside the Royal Oak Chronograph ticks the self-winding mechanical type 2385 that indicates hours, minutes, little seconds, date and a chronograph work with registers for 30 minutes and 12 hours. The complex in-house development comprises of 304 components.
Some further specificartions:
- 40-hour power reserve
- beats at a recurrence of 21,600 vibrations each hour (3 Hz)
- Fitted with a solitary square 18 ct gold wavering weight
Nothing was changed to the shape of the case and bezel, yet the bezel on this LE is made of tantalum, a material with extremely strong resistance to erosion and high thickness (about twice as substantial as steel) that is especially hard to machine and clean. Other than the bezel, likewise the strap fastening joins are executed in tantalum. This material has a delightful profound and rich blue-ish, dark ish color.
Here’s a short meeting with Leo Messi that I replicated from the Audemars Piguet site here . For what reason did I fall in love with Royal Oak? “On the football pitch I have consistently given equivalent significance to thoroughness and magnificence of development, exactness and intensity, work and familiarity. In football as in watchmaking, ability and polish make no difference without thoroughness and precision. A Royal Oak is a games watch and an extravagance watch in one. I was sufficiently fortunate to get my first Royal Oak in 2005. I promptly went gaga for this watch and its amazing and distinctive plan. As time passed by, I started to gather them. What’s more, I bit by bit came to understand the estimations of Audemars Piguet: regard for customs, the uncompromising quest for quality, the feeling of advancement and the family plan of their watches. I likewise found that this watchmaking produce was one of only a handful few autonomous firms in its field that is still possessed by the establishing families, which was something I truly loved about them. These days the world is so overwhelmed by enormous companies that staying autonomous has become a sign of courage. And polish makes no difference without boldness. It’s practically the equivalent on a football pitch. You can spill past the entirety of your rivals and take away the finest specialized accomplishments; yet on the off chance that your group winds up losing the match, it’s just an inane waste of energy. I’m glad to have had an impact in the formation of the Royal Oak Leo Messi, and pleased that it bears my name.” Last however not least… the platinum variant of the new restricted release Audemars Piguet Royal Oak 41 mm Chronograph Leo Messi. More data can be found at the Audemars Piguet site . This article is composed by Frank Geelen, leader editorial manager for Monochrome Watches . Let’s end with a decent video from our companions at AP. It would appear that Leo Messi is VERY satisfied with the result… and I thoroughly understand that!