Audemars Piguet Laptimer Michael Schumacher chronograph pays tribute to the legend
Michael Schumacher, the history’s greatest motorsports driver is having a tough time recovering from his almost fatal winter sports accident, and this has prompted most of the big brands associated with him to withdraw their contract. However, ironic that may seem, but one brand has full support for the legendary Formula-1 driver. Audemars Piguet, the maker of high-end luxury watches has stood by the seven times world champion in this time and as a tribute to him released the limited edition Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher chronograph.
Equipped with a complex mechanical chronograph having alternating consecutive lap timing and flyback function, this watch has AP. Caliber 2923 movement. And it also has a power reserve of 80 hours with 413 components (34 jewels) doing all the mechanical magic.
The exclusiveness doesn’t stop there as the chronograph has forged carbon casing with a glassproofed sapphire crystal titanium caseback, titanium bezel and an 18-carat pink gold screw-locked crown. Not surprising though, the watch is waterproof to a depth of 50 meters.
Only 221 units of the Michael Schumacher Laptimer will be made and will be exclusively available at the New York and Bal Harbour boutiques for a mind-boggling price tag of $229,500.