AUDEMARS PIGUET UNVEILS THE BLACK PANTHER
The limited-edition Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon celebrates collaboration with Marvel Entertainment.
Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet is delighted to reveal the first iteration of its Marvel Super Hero watch series, the Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon. This limited edition of 250 pieces was revealed on April 10 during the brand’s virtual event “Audemars Piguet & Friends, Live Show from Los Angeles” in celebration of its new long-term collaboration with Marvel Entertainment.
The live event, which was publicly broadcast around the world, was hosted by stand-up comedian and actor Kevin Hart alongside Audemars Piguet’s Chief Executive Officer François-Henry Bennahmias, with LeBron James, Serena Williams, Ian Poulter, Anthony Joshua, Lu Han, Jon Gray and Mark Ronson in attendance.
The live show was accompanied by a dedicated auction to profit the long-term educational programme Audemars Piguet has established with non-profit organisations First Book and Ashoka, to support agents of change in low-income and historically excluded communities.
THE ROYAL OAK CONCEPT “BLACK PANTHER” FLYING TOURBILLON
Rooted in ancestral craftsmanship and advanced technology, the limited-edition Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon celebrates the Manufacture’s long-held values of tradition, innovation and family embodied by Marvel’s Black Panther character. The futuristic design of this 42 mm watch, powered by Calibre 2965, recalls the cutting-edge suit of the Marvel Super Hero. The dial brings together the pulsating flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock with a highly contemporary carved and hand-painted rendition of Marvel’s Black Panther, comprised of white gold.
Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon Unique Piece / 42 mm 26623BC.GG.OO.D077CA.01
Flying Tourbillon, hours and minutes.
Engraved 18-carat white gold case and bezel, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black ceramic screw-locked crown, water-resistant to 50 m.
Case thickness: 14.6 mm
Hand-painted white gold 3D Black Panther character, purple inner bezel, white gold hour-markers with black PVD coating, white gold Royal Oak hands with luminescent coating.
Purple rubber strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp. Additional black rubber strap.
Hand-wound Manufacture Calibre 2965
Total diameter 31 mm (13 ¾ lignes)
Total thickness 3.85 mm
Number of parts 242
Number of jewels 17
Minimum power reserve guaranteed 72 h
Frequency of balance wheel 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)