Audemars Piguet (AP) and Marvel have revealed the first product of their new partnership, the Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon. The reveal doubles as the launch of a partnership that will produce more Marvel-inspired luxe timepieces in the future.
Audi’s “progress through technology” motto also applies to the importance of the tourbillon for watch design, because this eye-catching complication greatly enhances a timepiece’s visual appeal. A new trend contributes its fair share, too: many models in 2016 are styled with such a strong emphasis on high tech that their tourbillons fit harmoniously into their overall designs. From WatchTime’s upcoming Special Design Issue 2017, here are 10 of these tourbillon watches.
Audemars Piguet continues its partnership with Art Basel for the 3rd consecutive year, kicking of this year’s show with its own piece of contemporary art. The brand announced last year that it would be commissioning an artist for a special art project, and true to its word, it unveiled a unique work of art created by Swiss artist and composer Robin Meier for this year’s Art Basel show.