Like all the timepieces created in close cooperation between Audemars Piguet and Governor Schwarzenegger, the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Chronograph is a materspiece of rugged elegance. Since the collaboration debuted in 1999, the sale of these timepieces has also raised many millions of dollars and brought awareness to After-School All-Stars, a charitable organisation founded in 1992 by Schwarzenegger. The organisation supports programmes for inner city middle school students, developing intensive educational, sports and arts programmes, fostering self-confidence and the youngsters’ ability to become independent. The programmes focus on the critical after school hours of 3-6 pm. To date charitable contributions raised from the watches total close to $10 million.
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Chronograph is issued in a 1,500-piece limited edition, each engraved on the back with the inscription Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy. Inspired by the case of the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold All-Stars Chronograph it is the first Audemars Piguet watch to feature an all-ceramic 48-millimeter case middle and bezel. The watch is supplied with an anthracite aramid fibre strap, along with an additional strap in hand-sewn black crocodile leather with large square scales. In this case a diamond grinding-wheel removes tiny layers of material from the ceramics in order to achieve the same level of detail as on steel, while the process involves a number of different operations that are far more delicate and far more time-consuming. Thus the ceramic case appears to glow in a variety of light conditions and gives off a shimmering high-tech glow. The vertical satin-brushed surface of the case middle creates an attractive contrast with a beadblasted finish applied to its recessed upper and lower sections at 6 and 12 o’clock, generating a depth effect that makes the lugs stand out even more distinctly. The upper surface of the bezel is vertical satin-brushed, while the bevelled sides are polished and shiny.
To add the perfect finishing touch to the range of materials, the applied numerals, as well as the hour-markers at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o’clock are crafted in vertical diamond-polished pink gold; the gold of the pushpieces is adorned with a non-slip gridwork motif echoing the geometrical “Tapisserie” pattern that is a signature feature of Royal Oak Offshore dials. The decorative disc adorning the crown is also in pink gold. Finally, the pushpiece-guards are composed of a rubbermoulded part, to which an additional beadblasted titanium element is secured by a visible screw. Like other Royal Oak Offshore models, the case is embellished on the left-hand side with inserts accentuating its sporting appearance, while the anthracite aramid fibre strap adds a further technical touch to this rugged timepiece.
Replica Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy Chronograph 26378IO.OO.A001KE.01
Case : Black ceramic case, bezel;
beadblasted titanium screws,
beadblasted titanium elements on the left side of the case
Pushpiece-guards : in rubber and beadblasted titanium
Pushpieces : 18-carat pink gold, contact surface adorned with gridwork pattern
Crown : Black ceramic adorned with a pink gold disc
Diameter : 48 mm
Thickness : 14.1 mm
Caseback : Beadblasted titanium engraved with the inscription Royal Oak Offshore Arnold Schwarzenegger The Legacy, steel screws
Dial : Black with exclusive “Méga Tapisserie” motif
Numerals and hour-markers : in diamond-polished pink gold
Hour and minute hands : facetted with luminescent coating
Strap : Anthracite aramid fibres, secured by beadblasted titanium pin buckle. Additional strap in hand sewn black crocodile leather with large square scales
Functions : Hours and minutes
Chronograph with centre sweep-seconds hand, 30-minute and 12-hour counters at 9 and 6 o’clock respectively
Movement : Selfwinding
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