Lebron James
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Power and grace under pressure
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The story of Lebron James’ career begins in Akron, ohio, where he showed the talents that would take him to the most elite level of the world of pro basketball at a very early age. His performance on the court has been a list of superlatives.

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Straight from high school, he was selected by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2003 and set a record (for most points scored by a prep-to-pro player in his first game) right at the outset, scoring 25 points. He was to go on to become, while with the team, a two time All-Star Game MVP winner, and rapidly becoming known for his incredible combination of sheer physical power and remarkable agility. He has three Olympic medals to his credit as well – a bronze in 2004 and a gold in 2008 and 2012. His controversial move to the Miami’s basketball team in 2010 put him under enormous public scrutiny and pressure.

But ultimately, the experience proved transformative for LeBron by reinforcing the spirit of teamwork and positive experience on the court that had always been at the heart of his ability to play at the top of his game. The results speak for themselves – in 2012, he led the Miami team to their second NBA championship, and his first. It was a spectacular year – not only did he win his first NBA championship, he was also chosen as the NBA Finals MVP, and helped lead the American Olympic Basketball “Dream Team” to a gold medal – only the second time in the history of the game that a player has been an NBA Champion, MVP, and Olympic Gold Medalist.

The 18k pink gold case of the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph LeBron James lends an air of luxurious richness while at the same time underscoring the powerful geometry of the case, and is set off by the cool, almost silken sheen of the titanium bezel. The rich combination of pink gold and grey metal is further underscored by the grey “Méga Tapisserie” dial, with its pink gold applied Arabic numerals and pink gold hands. A further discreet touch of luxury is the single diamond set into the chronograph pushpiece at two o’clock with both pushers, as well as the crown, made in black ceramic.

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Chronograph Lebron James

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  • Royal Oak Offshore Lebron James

    Royal Oak Offshore CHRONOGRAPH

    Selfwinding chronograph with date display and small seconds at 12 o'clock. 18-carat pink gold case, titanium bezel. Limited Edition of 600.

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    Calibre 3126 / 3840 Manufacture

    Calibre 3126 / 3840 Manufacture, front
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    Calibre 3126 / 3840 Manufacture, back
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The selection of grey as a color for the hand-stitched crocodile strap is an unusual choice as well, giving this powerfully proportioned, 44mm timepiece an undeniably urban feel that was important in satisfying LeBron’s vision of this Limited Edition as an exercise in both masculinity and elegance. LeBron’s signature is printed in blue on the sapphire crystal display back, through which the 22 carat, partially openworked oscillating weight for the lavishly decorated, self-winding chronograph calibre 3126/3840 is visible.

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  • Lebron James
  • Lebron James
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It’s an expression of the dual facets of LeBron James in horological form – Royal Oak Offshore fans might have thought a timepiece made in collaboration with one of the world’s most powerful athletes would be an exercise in pure testosterone, but the combination of subtle visual harmony with the bold lines of the Royal Oak Offshore is a true expression of both the physicality and sophistication of who LeBron James is.