Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Spider-Man
Super Hero collabs can range from the childish — think sugary breakfast cereals — to the sophisticated, like the Wayne Enterprises x Uncrate collection. The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Spider-Man skews towards the latter. The second in a partnership between the Le Brassus-based artisans and Marvel, it puts its friendly neighborhood inspiration front and center. It's powered by a new hand-wound Calibre 2974 movement, which was reduced to the bare minimum to allow the character to appear as if he's swinging through the watch itself. Spider-Man's form is CNC'd from a block of white gold, then laser-engraved to give the suit a textile appearance. It's then hand-painted matte red and metallic blue, with a total of 50 hours needed to create each one. It sits inside a 42mm case of titanium and black ceramic, with alternating black PVD-coated gold hour markers and Arabic numerals and matching hands, all filled with white lime that glows blue in the dark in honor of the character. The watch is limited to 250 examples and is joined by a one-of-one Black Suit version that will be auctioned to benefit the First Book and Ashoka charities.