Audemars Piguet has completed a project to create a watch designed by Formula One motor racing legend Michael Schumacher.
The seven times World Champion suffered severe brain injuries in a skiing injury in 2013 and needs constant medical care. But Audemars Piguet has remained determined to create the watch that Schumacher helped to design back in 2010.
It was finally revealed last week in an emotional presentation to the world’s media.
Schumacher designed a watch that would be perfect for motor racing. The resulting watch, launching five years after it was conceived, is the world’s first mechanical chronograph with consecutive lap timing and flyback functions.
Far from simply putting his name to the project, Schumacher, now 46, visited the designers and manufacture at several stages of its development to ensure it met with his technical and creative vision for the timepiece.