Audemars Piguet and American designer Matthew Williams' label 1017 ALYX 9SM have collaborated on a new line of watches that are poised to become collector's items.
The collection features five watches, all of which are based on the iconic Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore models. The watches have been given a minimalist makeover, with a clean dial and a blackened tapisserie pattern. They are also available in a variety of materials, including yellow gold, white gold, and stainless steel.
The watches are priced from 61,000 Swiss francs to 92,500 Swiss francs. A unique two-tone model will also be auctioned off for charity.
The collaboration is a way for Audemars Piguet to reach a younger audience. The watches are designed to appeal to people who are interested in fashion and streetwear.
The watches have been met with mixed reactions. Some people have praised the minimalist design, while others have criticized it for being too plain.
Only time will tell whether the watches will become collectible items. However, there is no doubt that they are a unique and stylish addition to the Audemars Piguet lineup.
Here are some additional details about the watches:
- The Royal Oak Selfwinding 37mm is the smallest watch in the collection. It is made of 18k yellow gold and has a blackened tapisserie dial.
- The Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm is the most versatile watch in the collection. It is made of stainless steel and has a blackened tapisserie dial with a chronograph function.
- The Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronograph 42mm is the largest watch in the collection. It is made of 18k white gold or yellow gold and has a blackened tapisserie dial with a chronograph function.
- The unique two-tone Royal Oak Selfwinding 41mm is made of stainless steel and 18k yellow gold. It has a blackened tapisserie dial and will be auctioned off for charity.
The watches are available now at Audemars Piguet retailers.