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Five years ago Michael Schumacher approached Audemars Piguet about the possibility of building a motorsport-specific watch capable of measuring and recording an extended series of consecutive lap times. 

Photos: Audemars Piguet 

Photos: Audemars Piguet 

It was an engineering feat that had never been accomplished in a mechanical time piece and five years later the company presents just that, a new Royal Oak that is the first to feature two angular indexing systems on a single chronograph, both with their own independent memory. 

Specifically the movement is a hand-wound Manufacture calibre 2923 with a laptimer chronograph featuring double central second hands, flyback, 30 minute counter, small seconds, hours, and minutes. It is comprised of 413 components and has a minimum power reserve of 80 hours. 

The case housing the movement is just as impressive. 44mm of forged carbon with a face of anti-reflective curved sapphire and a titanium caseback, titanium bezel, and 18-ct rose gold and black ceramic crown and pushpieces. The strap is black rubber with a titanium clasp. The watch is limited to 221 pieces.

$229,500, available at

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