Michael Schumacher’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Chronograph: A watch designed by the King of F1
It was in 2010 that Michael Schumacher and Audemars Piguet first conceived a mechanical watch that could time consecutive laps so that Formula One drivers could measure and compare them Performance.
Five years later, this feat was completed and the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher watch began to operate. The chronograph is equipped with two independent hands, which can be controlled by three buttons. The first in the history of watchmaking.
The first button at the second mark is used to start and stop the chronograph. The second one is at 4 o’clock and this function is reset. Finally, the third hand at 9 o’clock stopped one hand while resetting the second hand.
This very precise function is based on a complex mechanism with three pillars, powered by two parallel barrels, providing twice the torque and 80 hours of autonomy.
This impressive timepiece has a 44mm case made of forged carbon. The bezel and the back of the case are made of titanium alloy, while the buttons are made of ceramic and rose gold. The dial is protected by a sapphire crystal. The watch is equipped with a rubber strap with a black titanium strap.
Not only a partnership, this watch also pays a symbolic tribute to Michael Schumacher, who was the victim of a tragic accident before. Therefore, referring to the seven world championship titles crowned by pilots, the left side of the case is decorated with seven stars. The MS combination pattern also appears on one of the buttons.
Based on the number of games that Michael Schumacher has won in his career. www.moonphase-watch.com