Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O'Neal Watch, limited and numbered edition of 96 pieces, 18kt white gold case (47mm diameter) engraved with "SHAQ" on the case back, diamond bezel, black leather strap with red stitching, black dial with white luminous and red Arabic numerals ("2" and "3" are set with rubies and reversed in order), chronograph functions, #3126 caliber self-winding mechanical movement, water resistant to 100 meters.
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Reflecting the jersey number of Shaquille O?Neal since he began playing for Miami Heat, the positions of the numbers ?2? and ?3? on the dial have been inverted to show ?32?. Another reference to the sport is found in the box of the watch, which comes in the form of a life-sized basketball in polished wood. And, all proceeds from the endorsement of this watch will go to Shaquille O?Neal?s charitable foundation.
Shaquille O?Neal is undoubtedly one of the icon figures in basketball. His 7 ft. 1 in. frame has towered over the American and world scene since his debut in 1992, when he was selected as the first choice from the line-up of rookies by the Orlando Magic team and distinguished himself as Rookie of the Year in 1993. His career has gone from success to success with each new season. This year, he topped the magic 25,000-point barrier. The Manufacture Audemars Piguet is proud to be associated with this virtuoso player and has created the Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O?Neal Chronograph in his honor.
Audemars Piguet owed it to itself to create a timepiece to match this basketball legend. The Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O?Neal Chronograph comes with an oversized stainless steel case measuring a massive 48 mm in diameter, and reinterprets the signature features of the Royal Oak Offshore collection, while proudly bearing the white and red Miami Heat colors.
The black dial with its exclusive ?M?ga Tapisserie? guilloch? motif provides the perfect backdrop for the white Superluminova-coated hour and minute hands, as well as the 30-minute, 12-hour counters and small seconds chronograph hands. The central seconds hand sports the color red, echoed on the tachometric scale and the inverted 3 and 2 numerals - a nod to those who will recognize Shaquille?s famous number 32. In its white gold version with gem-set bezel, this magical number is further enhanced by sparkling rubies. Finally, the red stitching on the strap sets the finishing touch to this stunning model.
The Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O?Neal Chronograph houses an exclusive Audemars Piguet self-winding calibre. This movement combines the qualities of sturdiness, reliability and rating precision thanks to the following characteristics:
- up to 60-hours of power reserve: by supplying constant force over a longer time-span, the mainspring ensures enhanced rating accuracy;
- a cross-through balance-cock, which reinforces the reliability of the movement;
- time-setting to the nearest second thanks to the balance-stop mechanism that serves to immobilize the seconds hand;
- precise and stable adjustment thanks to the variable-inertia balance equipped with eight inertia-blocks;
- fast date correction with an integrated security system avoiding any risk of date disc blockage when the adjustment occurs at midnight;
- bidirectional automatic winding of the mainspring by means of a 22-carat gold rotor mounted on a ball-bearing mechanism.
The traditional 3840 chronograph is integrated with this base calibre. The Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O?Neal Chronograph thereby perpetuates the inventive spirit that has made the Manufacture in Le Brassus an undisputed benchmark among those with a taste for performance and perfection.