Audemars Piguet has unveiled its new Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man” model, the second iteration of its collaboration with Marvel which started in 2021.
Presented in a 42mm titanium case with a contrasting black ceramic bezel and crown, the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man”’s openworked movement, Calibre 2974, reveals the Super Hero in his iconic red and blue suit. This 250-piece limited edition is accompanied by a one-of-a-kind model on which Spider-Man wears a black suit, referencing his appearance from select past comics. Combining ancestral watchmaking know-how and cutting-edge technology, the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Black Suit Spider-Man” features a white gold case which has been adorned with a hybrid ceramic spider leg motif.
These two new creations were revealed during an event held in the highest tower of the Central Park Tower in Dubai. Featuring a cocktail created by three Michelin star chef Björn Frantzén, a mesmerising performance by free climber Alexis Landot and an exclusive DJ-set by Heron Preston, the evening was attended by clients, press and celebrities. The auction was followed live in several AP Houses around the world.
The funds raised, USD 8.5 M in total, will allow Audemars Piguet to continue to support the educational programme set up with First Book and Ashoka two years ago in the United States. Entitled “Time For Change: Dream, Act, Change Our World”, this joint programme is designed to advance educational equity through the power of changemaking by providing educators and caregivers with tools to inspire and empower young people from low-income and historically excluded communities to become changemakers. The programme now plans to expand internationally to Brazil, the United Kingdom, Nigeria, Canada and Indonesia, in order to steer this global movement forward.
June 08, 2023