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Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition Luxury Watch Review

http://www.thewatchbox.com/watches/audemars-piguet Michael Schumacher is a legend, and legends deserve the best. This 1-of-100 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition is the best of the best. One of three variants of a watch designed to celebrate the peerless career and final retirement of the seven-time Formula 1 world champion, the platinum model is the rarest by far. This 44mm platinum monster machine is the one for the ages. Its stunning combination of platinum metal with blue and red accents does justice to a former Benetton (blue) and Ferrari (red) ace known as the sports' "platinum standard." Motorsports references abound on this Royal Oak Offshore. Lug-nut inspired bezel bolts, a gear-inspired crown, a "spoked" case back cover, and "gas pedal" strap links (plots) recall the world's fastest race cars. Additional cues adorn the dial, which is styled as a dashboard instrument and ringed by a F1-style "checkered flag" minute track motif. On the concave tachymeter ring, seven colored stars acknowledge Michael Schumacher's seven world titles; two in blue for the Benetton years, and five in Ferrari racing red. Inside the colossal case sits a motor worthy of Die Weltmeister. It's an Audemars Piguet in-house caliber 3126/3840 chronograph with 59 jewels and 365 components. With a free-sprung balance and rugged full balance bridge, this is a modern sports watch caliber in every sense. High-tech ceramic winding rotor bearings derive from F1 technology and team with a smooth bi-directional winding system to energize a 50-55 hour power reserve. Michael Schumacher's distinctive signature stands blazon on the blackened gold winding rotor. Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Limited Edition is a 44mm platinum trophy for the top step of the podium. See it in high-resolution images and drive home with a piece of modern motor sports history on www.thewatchbox.com. Video and content by Tim Mosso