The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, a legendary timepiece of our century, has been around right since its conception in 1972 and has always been a favorite amongst those looking for an extraordinary luxury sports watch. So when contemporary soccer star Lionel Messi first laid his hands on one of these, presented to him to celebrate his first La Liga title, a relationship of passion, precision, and rigor was born between the brand and the Argentine, also hailed as the world’s best player! To commemorate its relationship with Lionel Messi, Audemars Piguet has now unveiled a Limited Edition Leo Messi Royal Oak timepiece sporting a 41 mm diameter, an octagonal bezel and an alligator strap.
Limited to just a 1000 pieces, the watch uses hour markers crafted from white gold for the steel version and pink gold for the pink-gold version with the platinum version packing a deep blue dial with contrasting white gold markers. Using a self-winding mechanical calibre 2385, this limited edition watch packs 304 components in all and also boasts a 40-hour power reserve, making it a perfect tribute to a great soccer player from an equally magnificent watch brand.