The first time I saw a new Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore LeBron James Chronograh, I was amazed by the appealing look of the pretty unusual pink gold and gray combination that follows the distinctive design of one of the most sought after sports collections at the market. The highly positive impressions even boosted up, after I had seen the commercial in which the renowned Swiss watchmaker presents, in a pretty creative way, all stages in the development of this stunning watch. Check out this video below and then find out more about the new ROO dedicated to the basketball star, in my review.
Masculinity and sporty elegance, those are two words that best describe this striking chronograph. Developed in the collaboration with one of the best basketball players in history, the newest Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph comes in the Limited Edition of 600 pieces. As LeBron James said, he immediately liked the unusual color combination. “I love the strap – we talked about a lot of possibilities and I thought gray would be the perfect color. At first, you really don’t think pink gold and gray will work together, but when you match it up with this watch and this style, it’s a perfect combination”, said the NBA star.
The robust 18k pink gold case with the diameter of 44 mm has the beautiful satin finishes that match applied pink gold Arabic numerals on the dial. The case incorporates a characteristic Royal Oak octagonal bezel, fixed with 8 screws. It is crafted in titanium that perfectly matches the gray color of a “Méga Tapisserie” dial, as well as a hand-stitched crocodile strap. The dial features beautifully design 12-hour, 30-minutes and small-seconds sub-dials at 6, 9 and 12 o’clock positions, as well as the round date aperture at the 3 o’clock position which reveals a black disk with white luminescent numerals.
The Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph LeBron James watch also looks great on sides and case-back. You can see two pink gold prominent inserts with ceramic chrono push-pieces, one of which comes adorned with a diamond set. The ceramic crown with the gold top, featuring the brand’s initials, is well secured between chronograph pushers.
The pink gold screw-in case-back features the transparent sapphire crystal central part with LeBron’s signature printed in blue. It reveals a self-winding chronograph Calibre 3126/3840, together with its partially open-worked oscillating weight, crafted in 22 karat gold.