Having previously unleashed the Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther,” Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audermars Piguet introduces the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man”
Audemars Piguet unveiled the Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” watch two years ago, which caused quite a sensation. Despite the unconventional combination of comic aesthetics and horological complications, the watch was a commercial success.
This year, Audemars Piguet presents the second installment of its cooperation with Marvel: the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man.” As the name suggests, the new timepiece includes a small sculpture of the superhero on the dial. From a more technical perspective, the watch is a Royal Oak Concept, but it is now driven by a new calibre.
Combining ancestral knowledge with cutting-edge technology, this 42mm titanium and black ceramic timepiece is—put simply—a work of art that showcases the Manufacture’s limitless ingenuity in complexities. The Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man” also symbolizes Audemars Piguet’s goal to build connections with many cultural realms, seeking inspiration outside of haute horlogerie and delving into pop culture.
The Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man” is limited to 250 pieces and its launch is accompanied by the release of a unique piece called the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Black Suit Spider-Man.” This one-of-a-kind timepiece comes in a white gold case decorated with a spider leg motif and it will be auctioned off to benefit the First Book and Ashoka associations, both of which seek to empower young people.
“For this second collaboration with Marvel, we want to pay tribute to Spider-Man, one of the most popular Super Heroes in the Marvel universe, who is aware that with great power comes great responsibility. And, to mark the occasion, we are pleased to reiterate our commitment to First Book and Ashoka’s work to empower young people to become agents of change; they are our real-life heroes,” explains François-Henry Bennahmias, Chief Executive Officer Audemars Piguet, in closing.
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