Latest from the house of Audemars Piguet are two timepieces in honor of icons of their times, namely, Shaquille O’Neal and Arnold Schwarzenegger. They both need no introduction but these exclusive watches, Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O’Neal Chronograph and Royal Oak Offshore Arnold’s All-Stars Chronograph need a bit of acquaintance. Let’s start with the Royal Oak Offshore Shaquille O’Neal Chronograph that is 48 mm in diameter and is done in the white and red colors of the Miami Heat. On the dial the 3 and 2 numerals are inverted and done in red……did you know that Shaquille wears 32 numbers? In the white gold version with a diamond bezel, his number is done in rubies. Three are 960 of the stainless steel version and 96 of the gold watches. Finally, the red stitching on the strap sets the finishing touch to this stunning model.
Coming to the Arnie version, the Royal Oak Offshore Arnold’s All-Stars Chronograph has a 48mm pink gold case and is meant to honor Schwarzenegger’s Arnold’s All Stars afterschool program for middle-school children. It has a special engraved caseback with an Arnold inscription. It picks up all the signature features of the Royal Oak Offshore collection – a “strongbox” case designed to protect the mechanism from any external stresses and strains; an octagonal bezel secured with hexagonal screws; a visible water-resistance seal between the bezel and the case; exclusive guilloché “Méga Tapis serie” dial motif and perfectly integrated case and bracelet.