Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James
An Iconic Watch For A Legendary Athlete
The Royal Oak Offshore descended from the Iconic Royal Oak and has gone on to become one of the most sought after sports watches ever made. The decision to collaborate with Audemars Piguet on the creation of a limited edition of 600 pieces is a natural result of LeBron’s elegant personal style, and the combination of unabashed masculinity and bold design that’s been the hallmark of the Royal Oak Offshore since it first debuted twenty years ago.
THE ROY AL OAK OFFSHORE CHRONOGRAPH LEBRON JAMES IS IN EVERY DETAIL A REFLECTION OF LEBRON’S PERSONAL SOPHISTICATION, AND PURSUIT OF EXCELLENCE. LIKE LEBRON HIMSELF, THIS TIMEPIECE IS A COMBINATION OF BOLD DYNAMISM WITH SOPHISTICATED STYLE.
The 18k pink gold case lends an air of luxurious richness while at the same time underscoring the powerful geometry of the case, and is set off by the cool, almost silken sheen of the titanium bezel. The rich combination of pink gold and grey metal is further underscored by the grey “M.ga Tapisserie” dial, with its pink gold applied Arabic numerals and pink gold hands. A further discreet touch of luxury is the single diamond set into the chronograph pushpiece at two o’clock with both pushers, as well as the crown, made in black ceramic.
The selection of grey as a color for the hand-stitched crocodile strap is an unusual choice as well, giving this powerfully proportioned, 44mm timepiece an undeniably urban feel that was important in satisfying LeBron’s vision of this Limited Edition as an exercise in both masculinity and elegance.
LeBron’s signature is printed in blue on the sapphire crystal display back, through which the 22 carat, partially openworked oscillating weight for the lavishly decorated, self-winding chronograph calibre 3126/3840 is visible.
» I LOVE THE STRAP – WE TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF POSSIBILITIES AND I THOUGHT GREY WOULD BE THE PERFECT COLOR – AT FIRST YOU REALLY DON’T THINK PINK GOLD AND GREY WILL WORK TOGETHER, BUT WHEN YOU MATCH IT UP WITH THIS WATCH AND THIS STYLE, IT’S A PERFECT COMBINATION. »
It’s an expression of the dual facets of LeBron James in horological form – Royal Oak Offshore fans might have thought a timepiece made in collaboration with one of the world’s most powerful athletes would be an exercise in pure testosterone, but the combination of subtle visual harmony with the bold lines of the Royal Oak Offshore is a true expression of both the physicality and sophistication of who LeBron James is.
Calibre 3126 / 3840
18-carat pink gold case
Limited Edition of 600
Diameter: 44 mm
Mechanichal selfwinding movement with driving hour & minute hands, small seconds, date display and chronograph functions. Total diameter : 29.92 mm (13 . lines). Casing diameter : 26 mm. Thickness : 7.16 mm. 59 jewels. 365 parts. Up to 55-hour power reserve. Cadence of the balance : 21,600 vibrations per hour (3 Hz).
Finishing & Decoration : mainplate circular grained, bridges rhodiumed, bevelled, snailed and adorned with C.tes de Gen.ve, diamond-polished jewel sinks, diamond-polished countersinks and bevelled wheel spokes, bevelled screw rims. Partially openworked 22-carat gold oscillating weight with anthracite galvanic treatment and raised Audemars Piguet logo.
18-carat pink gold case, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, caseback engraved with the legend “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition Lebron James”, LBJ signature printed in blue on the sapphire crystal, titanium bezel, black ceramic crown, black ceramic pushpieces, diamond-set pushpiece at 2 o’clock, pink gold and grey rubber pushpiece guards, water-resistant to 100 m.
Grey dial with “M.ga Tapisserie” pattern, grey counters, pink gold applied Arabic numerals, pink gold hands with luminescent coating, grey inner bezel.
Hand-stitched “large square scale” grey crocodile strap with 18-carat pink gold pin buckle. Grey rubber additional strap.