SUPER RARE ~ AUDEMARS PIGUET “MOSATO” ROYAL OAK OFFSHORE STAINLESS STEEL
* * LIMITED TO 200 PIECES **
KK-1 is a stand-up fighting sport that combines various types of martial arts such as karate, kickboxing, kung fu and Chinese martial arts. A number of K-1 fighting matches are being held worldwide today. With his nickname, “Charismatic Rebel”, Masato is, in both name and fact, a major K-1 fighter. Having started boxing at the age of 15 and kickboxing at 17, he became the first Japanese K-1 world champion in 2003. In the K-1 World Max 2008, he earned the World Champion title for the second time with his swift yet graceful fighting techniques and tenacity. As a two-time World Champion, Masato is, without a doubt, one of the top athletes in the world of extreme sports. Audemars Piguet Manufacture is launching Royal Oak Offshore Masato Chronograph Limited Edition to pay homage to his intense competitive spirit and inspiring performances.
Audemars Piguet chose to produce a time piece for Masato because he is such an exemplary World Champion.
The red color in Mega Tappisserie on the dial and inner bezel is inspired by the red corner that is given to a defending champion on the ring. As red is also the color of Masato’s cape that he
wears when entering the ring, it also symbolizes Masato himself and most importantly, his commitment to remain a winner. At the same time, the color creates a dramatic contrast against the white hour and minute hand, chronograph’s 30-minute counter, 12-hour counter and black small second hand. On the 1 o’clock index, diamond-embedded number 3, Masato’s lucky number, is adorned. Having his lucky number there signifies his determination to always remain the position of No. 1. At the 2 o’clock index, the number 14 is adorned, since it is his wife’s favorite number. This shows that he is not only an outstanding martial artist, but is also a dedicated and loving family man.