THE FIRST LIMITED EDITION ROYAL OAK 41 MM CHRONOGRAPH
“In football as in watchmaking, talent and elegance mean nothing without rigour and precision.” Leo Messi
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak, the first luxury sports watch, remains an icon of sporting elegance paying a tribute to Leo Messi – world’s best football player. The Limited edition (500 pieces) is a selfwinding chronograph with date display, small seconds at 6 o’clock, case in steel, tantalum bezel, brushed anthracite dial, strap in anthracite.
With a 41 mm diameter, Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition offers a generous and modern face that avoids being ostentatious. In addition, the limited series is graced with an alligator strap – and with an additional sportier rubber strap – to replace the traditional steel bracelet.
Leo Messi discovered Audemars Piguet in 2005. To celebrate his first Liga title, the managers of his Spanish club presented him with a Royal Oak. It was love at first sight. And that was just the first chapter in the love story between this promising Argentine footballer and this unusually designed watch. Leo Messi then began to collect Royal Oaks and it wasn’t long before he slipped into the role of brand ambassador in 2010.
“A Royal Oak is a sports watch and a luxury watch in one. I was lucky enough to receive my first Royal Oak in 2005. I immediately fell in love with this watch and its powerful and distinctive design. As time went by, I began to collect them. And I gradually came to understand the values of Audemars Piguet: respect for traditions, the uncompromising quest for quality, the sense of innovation and the pedigree design of their watches, ” said Messi.