Any Audemars Piguet aficionado worth their salt would know that AP chooses various brand ambassadors whom represent the brand, or have special limited edition timepieces made in their honor. One international brand ambassador is basketball superstar LeBron James. James started his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers and in a very public move in 2010, signed with the Miami Heat. He has also played on the US Olympic Basketball team in the 2004 Olympics held in Athens. James also has various high-profile endorsement contracts with companies other than Audemars Piguet. These include Nike, Sprite, Glacéau, McDonald’s, etc.
Now, instead of simply having an affinity for Audemars (James is partial to the Royal Oak Offshore Collection), he will be featured in numerous advertising and marketing campaigns for Audemars Piguet. These will also involve James’ charitable foundation The LeBron James Family Foundation, and other special events. It is rumored that Audemars will create a special limited edition LeBron James timepiece (probably a Royal Oak Offshore) by 2013. However, in the mean time, at Luxury Bazaar we have a new timepiece in stock and ready to be shipped more lucrative then the future LeBron watch; the first Audemars Piguet watch LeBron James ever owned.
James’ first Audemars was an 18K yellow gold Royal Oak Offshore Chrono with an 18K yellow gold bracelet. Due to its history, this piece is in and of itself a limited edition of one example. It is accompanied by a special plaque of the letter from Francois-Henry Bennahmias, the President and CEO of Audemars Piguet North America to verify its authenticity. James owned this specific timepiece from 2008-2010, and it is the first Audemars Piguet timepiece he purchased and owned.
This timepiece boasts an 18K yellow gold case (44.5mm diameter, 14.2mm thickness) with octagon shaped bezel, a silver-white waffle textured dial with chronographs and luminescent hour markers and hands. Located on the solid case-back is an engraving of James’ official signature. Lastly, this piece boasts remarkable technological functions which include an AP Caliber of 3126/3840, self-winding chronograph movement, anti-magnetic protection, scratch-resistant sapphire crystal, and water-resistant to 100 meters/330 feet.
Check out LeBron James’ very special Royal Oak Offshore Chrono, only at Luxury Bazaar!
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And for more LeBron James and other celeb Audemars Piguet ambassadors, check out our post: Hublot vs. Audemars – Cold War of the Ambassadors.