Lot #2141

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition 26325OL.OO.D005CR.01 Rose Gold and Tantalum

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While there might be some dispute regarding who the best watchmaker ever is, there is certainly no dispute that Lionel ‘Leo’ Messi has become the greatest football player of all time. As such, collaborating with Audemars Piguet on a variant of one of watchmaking’s best and most iconic timepieces only seemed natural and as such, in 2010 the two industry tycoons created the Royal Oak Leo Messi Limited Edition ref. 26325OL.OO.D005CR.01 as a tribute to Lionel Messi, the world-renowned football icon. Limited to just 400 pieces, this timepiece brings together both the sporting world and haute horology in perfect synergy. Boasting a 41mm 18kt rose gold case that is contrasted by a dark tantalum bezel that lends to the timepiece’s unorthodox, yet highly sophisticated appeal by pairing with its dark grey dial free of the Royal Oak’s signature “Tapisserie" pattern, the resulting design is a subtle breakaway from the Royal Oak’s signature aesthetic; a nod to Leo Messi’s stature as an global superstar. Featuring 18kt rose gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands to match its construction, the overarching design is as beautiful as it is powerful, much like Leo’s style of play on the football pitch.

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M 10


Vetted & Approved


Watch Only

Est. value range

$30,000 – $50,000

The Details


Audemars Piguet


41mm x 10mm


Royal Oak Chronograph 'Leo Messi'


Automatic AP cal. 2385




Leather strap


Circa 2012


New with Plastic still Attached


18kt rose gold and tantalum


Watch only

Dial Color



Boasting a grey dial that matches its dark tantalum bezel without any of the Royal Oak's signature tapisserie pattern, the Leo Messi edition of the Royal Oak Chronograph forges an identity of its own much like how Messi did as one of the greatest football players ever.


While AP typically used the Royal Oak Offshore as a their watch of choice to create limited edition collaborative offerings, this Leo Messi edition is indeed a Royal Oak Chronograph, and as such, remains perfectly wearable at 41mm in diameter and a leather strap that further downsizes its appearance on the wrist.


This reading was taken (crown down) with a ONEOF Accuracy Boutique Edition timing machine at time of cataloging. It is provided as a courtesy only, and shall not be construed as a warranty or guarantee of any kind. Please refer to our terms and conditions of sale for more information.


Watch is in new unworn condition with plastic still covering the case and caseback.

Please Note: Due to CITES considerations, if the watch is to be shipped outside of the USA, the exotic skin strap will have to be removed.

Our Perspective

A coming together of two icons of their respective industries, the Leo Messi edition of the Royal Oak Chronograph is a wonderfully executed timepiece that breaks from the traditions of its overarching design language in subtle ways that pay homage to its collaborator's incredible acheivements.

Justin Gruenberg