Audemars Piguet Create Schumacher Tribute Watch

By Paul Joseph

Swiss luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet has unveiled the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher, a long term project that was put on hold following the Formula One legend’s skiing accident in 2013.

A split-seconds chronograph made from space-age materials, the watch was created in collaboration with the racing star who has been in a long and difficult recovery period at his Switzerland home since the event.

The watch’s case has the familiar profile of the Audemars Piguet Concept series, with the large angular lugs and 44mm diameter, while extra functionality makes it easier to time racing laps.

Other notable features include an openworked dial that lets users view the elaborated, skeletonized, and blacked-out movement.

The watch is limited to just 221 pieces, one for each point-winning F1 race of Schumacher’s career, and is priced at $229,500.

Founded by Jules-Louis Audemars and Edward-Auguste Piguet in Switzerland in 1875, Audemars Piguet has grown to become one of the world’s leading manufacturers of high-end watches.

By Paul Joseph