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Audemars Piguet's Michael Schumacher Chronograph Is Breathtaking

Published On 05/20/2015 Published On 05/20/2015
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Audemars Piguet

Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet debuted the Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher today, a watch that originated in 2010 with Michael Schumacher's challenge for a watch that could time two events at once.

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Designed in collaboration with Formula One racer Michael Schumacher despite his threatening skiing accident, the watch was has the ability to measure and record an extended series of consecutive lap times. Unlike most racing chronographs, this timepiece allows its wearer to start and stop two chronographs independently.

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The model is built primarily using the watchmaker's proprietary "forged carbon" and features a clear caseback to reveal the very complicated movement.

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Schumacher's logo is additionally emblazoned on the left-hand side.

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Just 221 of the limited edition pieces were produced, as a nod to the number of Formula One world championship races Michael Schumacher has completed in during his career. 

Retailing for $229,500, the watch is available for purchase at Audemars Piguet New York City and Bal Harbour Shops.


Michelle No is an editorial assistant at Supercompressor. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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