In a captivating fusion of artistic ingenuity and horological mastery, Swiss Haute Horlogerie titan Audemars Piguet announces its latest marvel – the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked Limited Edition, realized in a groundbreaking collaboration with Cactus Jack, the creative brainchild of American hip-hop sensation Travis Scott. This exquisite timepiece, measuring 41 mm, marks a milestone for Audemars Piguet, being its inaugural venture in brown ceramic, a material celebrated for its durability and elegance.
The watch’s heart, the Calibre 5135, is a spectacle in itself, showcased through a sapphire crystal dial that offers a window into the sophisticated mechanics of the openworked selfwinding perpetual calendar movement. This collaboration is not just a merger of names; it’s a harmonious blend of aesthetic philosophies.
The watch proudly displays Cactus Jack’s distinctive graphical motifs, and its components, including the moon phase indicator, are coated with a luminescent material that radiates in shades of blue or green in the dark, paying tribute to the brand’s visual signature. This piece reflects Audemars Piguet’s continuous commitment to innovation and its ability to establish significant cultural connections.
The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack” elegantly fuses traditional craftsmanship with contemporary aesthetics. Its brown ceramic case and bracelet studs, made from yttrium-stabilised Zirconium Oxide powder, are meticulously colored, polished, and brushed to achieve a rich chocolate tone. The watch features white gold hexagonal screws, and its openworked dial offers a glimpse into the intricacies of the Calibre 5135 movement, beautifully finished in rhodium and pink-gold tones.
Every detail of this watch speaks of the collaboration’s depth, from the specially designed typography to the Cactus Jack-inspired moon phase. The dial, a canvas of transparent subdials and luminescent materials, creates an ethereal glow in the dark. The new textured calfskin leather strap, accompanied by a pink gold folding clasp engraved with both Audemars Piguet and Travis Scott’s signatures, adds a final touch of elegance.
Turning the watch over reveals the beautifully decorated movement through the brown ceramic and sapphire caseback. The 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight is a masterpiece of craftsmanship, engraved with both brands’ signatures and adorned with the Cactus Jack logo. Limited to just 200 pieces, it’s a symbol of the intersection of diverse worlds, a celebration of collaboration, and a beacon of Audemars Piguet’s commitment to excellence and cultural connectivity.