Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher Replica Watch has a cermet bezel. That’s noteworthy. Elegant, powerful, streamlined despite its size, imposing even—the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher 26568OM.OO.A004CA.01 is all of these things. Cermet is similar to ceramic; they both have the same Vickers hardness of 1450. However, cermet is the lighter of the two materials. It’s also more shock resistant. Its main usage is in space shuttle heat shields. Particularly appropriate when you’re making a sports watch for F1, a sport in which heat affects pretty much everything.
It’s the kind of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Replica Watch that commands your complete attention, just like the Grand Prix performances of the driver himself. How do you make a luxury sports watch that deserves to bear the name of F1 icon Michael Schumacher? If you’re Audemars Piguet, you take the Royal Oak Offshore – one of the most sought-after timepieces in the world – and then get Schumacher himself to work with your artistic designer to put an F1 spin on things. Then you make it a limited edition of just 500 pieces.
The screw-locked crown and push pieces are also 18 K rose gold Audemars Piguet Replica Watch. As is the pin buckle on the grey rubber strap. Look at the dial and you’ll see the hour-markers and Royal Oak hands are pink gold-applied. The bezel has a tachymeter scale. The mega tapisserie pattern on the dial creates texture and depth, providing a platform for the subdials. You could almost call it a podium. Speaking of which, you’ll notice two blue and five red stars on the outer tachymetric scale. These symbolise Schumacher’s seven world titles. Two for Benetton, and five for Ferrari.
The original 1992 Audemars Piguet Watch Replica earned the nickname ‘The Beast’ thanks to its 42 mm case width. Perhaps unsurprisingly, it became Arnold Schwarzenegger’s favourite timepiece. The wrist presence the Royal Oak Offshore Michael Schumacher possesses isn’t just down to its 44 mm case width. The anthracite dial and inner bezel ring make it an intriguing timepiece. The 18 K pink gold case gives this watch an elegant look and feel.