For its 20th birthday, the Royal Oak Offshore is treating itself to one of the most gifted sportsmen of his generation. Not only is the American basketball player an Olympic gold medal-winner, but has also won USA sportsman of the year and NBA titles. Moreover, this exceptional athlete is gifted with a subtle personality reflected in the lines of this timepiece for which he contributed to the creative process, as well as a generous soul that inspires him to support a number of charities in the field of childhood and sports. This array of special qualities convinced Audemars Piguet to create a dedicated limited series of 600 selfwinding chronographs in pink gold featuring an exhibition sapphire crystal case-back revealing the openworked oscillating weight as well as James Lebron’s signature. The sports champion and aesthete is also behind the crocodile grey strap that accentuates the distinctive visual identity of this iconic model that made its first preview appearance in GMT XXL World.
Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.