Audemars Piguet and the visionary designer Matthew Williams, renowned for his brand 1017 ALYX 9SM, have united their creative forces, unveiling a captivating lineup of four fresh timepieces along with an exclusive one-of-a-kind creation.
This streamlined approach extends to the Royal Oak Offshore models, where the dial has been pared down to feature only the date aperture, leaving the chronograph counters at six, nine, and twelve o’clock eliminated, leaving only the graceful hands. Available in both white and yellow gold, the Offshore collection is equipped with an interchangeable black rubber strap, adding a sporty flair to their elegance.
In the words of Matthew Williams, “A collaboration of this caliber allows me to expand my horizons and extend my expertise into a realm of excellence.”
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Introducing a striking pair of Royal Oak timepieces and an equally stunning duo of Royal Oak Offshore models, this collaborative venture embraces a pure and understated aesthetic. The Royal Oak models, forged entirely from the opulence of 18ct yellow gold, seamlessly fuse the iconic Royal Oak silhouette with Williams’ penchant for innovative and unexpected materials. A minimalist dial abandons the conventional hour markers and date window, offering a golden face adorned solely with a discreet satin finish. The self-winding chronograph, in a bold departure, forgoes the usual chronograph counters.
François-Henry Bennahmias, Audemars Piguet’s CEO, exclaims, “This marks the first time we’ve concurrently elevated the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore, and it seamlessly aligns with Matthew’s clean, contemporary design. The beauty of this collaboration lies in the harmonious synergy that has propelled both parties to greater heights.”
The collaboration has also given birth to a one-of-a-kind masterpiece – the two-tone Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph, where 18ct yellow gold marries stainless steel, offset by an enchanting black PVD-coated gold dial. This exceptional piece will be auctioned for a charitable cause, with proceeds dedicated to advancing play-based learning initiatives for underprivileged children, particularly through organizations like Kids in Motion and Right to Play.