This exceptional timepiece, crafted from 42 mm titanium and black ceramic, stands as a testament to the brand’s boundless creativity in complications. Limited to a mere 250 pieces, this model not only showcases Audemars Piguet’s expertise but also signifies their venture into cultural realms beyond the conventional scope of Haute Horlogerie, drawing inspiration from the dynamic world of pop culture.
The striking 42 mm titanium case, juxtaposed with a black ceramic bezel and crown, encapsulates the essence of this timepiece. However, the true hero of the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man” lies within its intricately open-worked movement. Spanning the entire depth of the watch, the superhero motif demands over 50 hours of meticulous craftsmanship, pushing the boundaries of the artisans at Le Brassus.
Driven by the Calibre 2948, the innovative hand-wound Calibre 2974 is a testament to Audemars Piguet’s engineering prowess. Achieving a level of transparency rarely seen, the movement allows Spider-Man’s character to manifest in three-dimensional form, seemingly suspended within the void behind the sapphire crystal—a feat only made possible through the elimination of excess material.
Adorned with a black and grey rubber strap alongside a titanium AP buckle, the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon “Spider-Man” doesn’t stop at mere aesthetics. It comes complete with a secondary black and red rubber strap, perfectly mirroring the iconic suit of the Marvel Super Hero.