Discover the exquisite Audemars Piguet (Instagram) Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon Limited Edition, a result of the creative collaboration between the famed watchmaker and Haute Couture designer Tamara Ralph (Instagram). This unique creation represents the harmonious blend of femininity, creativity, and precision craftsmanship in this exclusive 18-carat pink gold timepiece.
In collaboration with renowned designer Tamara Ralph, Audemars Piguet introduces the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon Limited Edition. Unveiled during Tamara Ralph’s Spring/Summer 2024 Haute Couture Fashion Week runway show in Paris, this 18-carat pink gold masterpiece exudes timeless elegance with its Frosted Gold and graded hues ranging from brown and bronze to golden tones.
Inspired by the synergy between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture, this collaboration celebrates the enduring partnership between Audemars Piguet and Tamara Ralph. The design, capturing the spirit of both brands, showcases rich materials, unique color palettes, and ultimate precision, resulting in an exquisite limited edition timepiece. The watch was presented on 22 January during the designer’s runway show in Paris.
Tamara Ralph said of the collab, “My intention for the design of this piece is for it to capture the spirit and craftsmanship of both my brand as well as Audemars Piguet. The complications of watchmaking orchestrate a foundation which can be played with in terms of textures, colours and designs, allowing for the savoir-faire of couture to shine through. Rich materials, unique colour palettes and ultimate precision are combined, creating an exquisite limited edition of the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon, inspired by Haute Couture.”
“Tamara’s endless quest for perfection perfectly echoes our watchmakers’ dedication to pushing their craft to the limit. We are delighted to start 2024 in collaboration with such an inspiring woman and it is only the beginning!” said Ilaria Resta, Chief Executive Officer, Audemars Piguet.
The Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon features a refined play of textures and light. The 18-carat pink gold case adorned with Frosted Gold, an ancient Florentine jewellery technique revisited by jewelry designer Carolina Bucci and adapted by Audemars Piguet artisans in 2016, creates a sparkling effect akin to precious stones. The multi-layered dial, inspired by Tamara Ralph’s bold femininity, showcases a ripple effect in graded hues from brown to golden tones.
Powered by the hand-wound Calibre 2964, the timepiece combines tradition with modernity. The flying tourbillon at 6 o’clock, visible through the glareproofed sapphire caseback, symbolizes the delicate balance between lightness, precision, and elegance.
Audemars Piguet’s legacy with the Royal Oak Concept, introduced in 2002, has evolved into a platform of experimentation and innovation. The collaboration with Tamara Ralph continues this legacy, merging bold and powerful aesthetics with the sophisticated luxury of Haute Couture.