WristWatch Magazine - Page 78

MOTO-GALLERY CHER AUDEMARS PIGUET AND MICHAEL SCHUMA Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Laptimer Michael Schumacher came to life as a collaboration between Audemars Piguet and Michael Schumacher. Taking five years to come to fruition, Schumacher challenged Audemars Piguet to create a watch with the ability to measure and record an extended series of consecutive lap times. Crafted with compressed carbon, the watch will be offered in a limited-edition collection of 221 pieces in recognition of the number of F1 world championship point-winning races in which Michael Schumacher competed during his career. The Laptimer Chronograph includes: a double central second hands with flyback, a 30 minute counter, small seconds, hours and minutes. The forged carbon case merges with a curved sapphire crystal framed by a titanium bezel with a titanium case back holding a sapphire crystal that offers a view of the amazing mechanism within. Today Michael Schumacher remains out of the public eye as he has for the last two years. Sequestered away by family and very close friends, he remains in the fight of his life for recovery from a skiing accident in December of 2013. As a way to give back while honoring Schumacher and his unmatched achievements in racing, Audemars Piguet will donate a portion of the $229,500 collected for each Michael Schumacher Edition to the ICM: Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere (Institute for the Brain and Spine) in Paris, France. 76 WRISTWATCH | 2016