Audemars Piguet is known for designing elegant sports watches for high profile sporting events. Audemars Piguet has designed watches for Formula One drivers such as Juan Pablo Montoya, and for America’s Cup Sailboat races like the Alinghi. Audemars most recent effort the in the sports watch arena is the Royal Oak Offshore Barrichello. This watch is named in honor of the Brazilian Formula One race car driver Rubens Barrichello.
The AP Royal Oak Barrichello watch is a limited edition timepiece of 150 pieces. The Barrichello features a self winding Calibre 2226/2840 movement. Audemars’ designers created a 42mm case that is water resistant to 100 meters and features AP’s signature rubber bezel. AP offers the Barrichello in titanium, platinum or rose gold. For the dial Audemars Piguet created an “Extra Grande Tapisserie” with a Rubens Barrichello logo at 6 o’clock. A rubber strap with the AP triple blade folding clasp secures this cutting edge timepiece to the owner’s wrist. The Barrichello functions include a chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds and date function.