Live from Los Angeles to the world, Audemars Piguet revealed the first iteration of its Marvel Super Hero watch series, the Royal Oak Concept Black Panther Flying Tourbillon.
This new limited edition 42 mm watch is powered by Calibre 2965 while its futuristic design recalls the cutting-edge suit of the Marvel superhero. 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.
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 brand’s virtual event Audemars Piguet & Friends, Live Show from Los Angeles was publicly broadcasted around the world.
The highlight of the event was the dedicated auction to profit the long-term educational program Audemars Piguet has established with non-profit organizations First Book and Ashoka, thus supporting agents of change in low-income and historically excluded communities. Bidders from multiple countries competed for a chance to own one of four distinct auction lots – including a unique version of the Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon. The unique piece features an 18-carat white gold case and bezel entirely engraved by hand with a motif inspired by Marvel’s Black Panther character. The dial showcases a very detailed rendition of Black Panther, whose suit has been outlined with streaks of purple paint for sharper contrast.
The uniqueness of the piece is highlighted with the mention “unique piece” written on the purple inner bezel visible through the sapphire caseback. The show also featured live music performances by R&B band Free Nationals as well as Grammy-nominated R&B singer/songwriter Givēon and the event was followed by the reveal of the limited edition in key cities around the world. Born in Le Brassus, powered by Vibranium, the avant-garde Royal Oak Concept Black Panther Flying Tourbillon pulsates with enhanced power and is dedicated to superheroes at heart.