julho 17, 2024

After introducing the Royal Oak Concept ‘Black Panther‘ Flying Tourbillon in 2021, watchmaker Audemars Piguet has partnered with Marvel to create another collaborative timepiece. Meet the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon ‘Spider-Man’, a stunning timepiece that beautifully blends the worlds of haute horology and comic books like its predecessor. As the name suggests, this limited-edition watch pays tribute to one of the most popular superheroes of all time – Spider-Man.


Similar to the Black Panther watch, the newest collaborative piece features a miniature sculpture of the crime-fighting superhero from the Marvel universe on the dial. AP claims the process of producing each figure requires some 50 hours of work. The 3D figure shows Spider-Man mid-swing around Manhattan with one hand ready to shoot the web. If you look closely, the Spider-Man on the dial appears to be an adaption of the character from the comic books rather than any of the movies, which is not a bad thing.


The watch features a 42mm case made of titanium with both polished and blasted surfaces and gets a black ceramic bezel. Interestingly, the Spider-Man edition has a partially skeletonized dial, which works brilliantly with a sapphire crystal caseback. The red and purple colors of the Spider-Man miniature sculpture provide an interesting contrast to the otherwise monochromatic timepiece. Powering the watch is the Manufacture Caliber 2974 – a brand new open-worked movement based on the caliber 2948.


It offers a power reserve of 72 hours. The Spider-Man watch is supplied with a pair of straps: A black and grey rubber strap with a titanium folding clasp, and an additional black and red rubber strap. AP will produce only 250 examples of the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon ‘Spider-Man’, each priced at CHF195,000 (about $216,000).


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