Luxury watchmaker Audemars Piguet has the sports world and the world of haute horlogerie buzzing with the announcement of a new watch for LeBron James. Haute Time is in Miami, Florida – where James plays center for the Heat – for the announcement today and got your first look.
Nicknamed “King James”, the two-time NBA championship winner and Olympic gold medalist is one of the most accomplished basketball players ever to play the game. “I’ve loved watches for as long as I can remember,” LeBron said in a statement. “But I first became aware of Audemars Piguet through a friend and mentor of mine. The mechanics of watchmaking have always interested me.”
In honor of their relationship, Audemars Piguet created the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph LeBron James, a special limited edition timepiece.