Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition: Tantalum Is Back

Soccer elite and Audemars Piguet brand ambassador Lionel Messi finally has his own watch, or rather his own three watches.  Meet the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition, the first limited edition of the new 41 mm Royal Oak Chronograph.

Presented in three case materials, steel, rose gold and platinum, each of the 1000 pieces feature a tantalum bezel.  See above for the breakout.  I really like the rose gold.  The tantalum bezel is really quite lovely with the pink.

If you look closely, you’ll notice that these particular Royal Oaks don’t have the customary Tapisserie dial that AP is known for.  I kinda appreciate the break from the standard for these watches.  

By way of movement, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition features AP’s self-winding 37 jewel calibre 2385 movement with hours, minutes, small seconds, date and three-register chronograph.  The 304 part movement has a 40-hour power reserve which is extended through the rotation of its single-block 18 kt gold weight.  Visit Audemars Piguet for more info.

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Author: Nick Glasnovich

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