Offered in “Like New” condition, the present chronograph is part of a limited edition of 500 pieces. With a stainless steel case, tantalum bezel and anthracite dial, the wristwatch quickly grasped the attention of enthusiasts of the Audemars Piguet brand.
Cultivating a strong link with the world of sports, Audemars Piguet has been associated with some of the most prominent athletes throughout the years. Developing successful limited edition timepieces for authorities in the fields of motor racing, sailing or basketball, the present Royal Oak chronograph celebrates Lionel Messi, often referred to as one of the greatest football players of all time.
Only player in history to win five FIFA ballon d'Or awards, the Argentinian player joined the Spanish club F.C Barcelona at the age of 13, later making his professional debut in 2004. Since then, Lionel Messi has established himself as an authority within the club, becoming the all-time top scorer in official competitions in March 2012. Messi later went on to break the all-time goal scoring records in the Spanish league and win eight La Liga titles and four Champion Leagues.