Audemars Piguet has just announced an official watch named after their NBA brand ambassador Lebron James — the Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James Limited Edition. It is presented in a 44 mm 18K pink gold Offshore case, with a titanium bezel and black ceramic crown and pushers. Pink gold and grey rubber are used for the pushpiece guards. Notably, the top pusher is set with 14 small diamonds, further distinguishing this as the special Lebron James model.
The watch is powered by the in-house caliber 3126/3840. It is a self-winding movement that runs at 3Hz, has a 55-hour power reserve, and 365 components, 59 of which are jewels. The finishing includes circular graining on the mainplate, bridges rhodiumed, beveled, snailed, and adorned with Geneva stripes. Additionally, the countersinks are diamond-polished. The wheel spokes are beveled, as are the screw rims. The partially skeletonized 22K gold oscillating weight has an anthracite galvanic treatment which gives it a grey look.
Glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback. Caseback engraved with “Royal Oak Offshore Limited Edition Lebron James.” LeBron James’s signature is printed in blue on the sapphire caseback. Water-resistant to 100 meters.
The dial is grey with Audemars Piguet’s signature “Méga Tapisserie” pattern, grey counters, pink gold applied Arabic numerals, pink gold hands with luminescent coating, and a grey inner bezel. Comes on a hand-stitched “large square scale” grey crocodile strap with an 18K pink gold buckle and an additional grey rubber strap. The LeBron James AP Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph is limited to 600 pieces and is priced at $51,500. (Ref. 2621001.A109CR.01)