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In a previous article, we discussed a new brand with a revolutionary ideaAramedes, a Swiss company from the German-speaking side, specifically in the city of Zurich. Aramedes aims to combine advanced technology with classic watches to offer a watch that is as beautiful as it is practical.

During Dubai Watch Week 2021, the global launch of the brand took place. Since then, the company has continued to move forward, introducing new editions. The coming years promise a lot, according to Co-Founder and CEO Tom Morf. Aramedes offers two distinctive collections: the Mecca Collection and the Zürich Collection. and today we have in our hands the Aramedes Mastertimer Salat, the latest edition from Mecca collection.

Introducing Audemars Piguet and Spider-Man Unite in Time: The Marvel x Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Spider-Man

In a breathtaking twist of fate, two worlds collide as the mighty Swiss watchmaker Audemars Piguet joins forces with the legendary superhero Spider-Man in an epic collaboration.

Like a cosmic convergence of horology and heroism, the Marvel x Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Spider-Man emerges as a beacon of innovation and modernity, weaving a web of timeless sophistication.

Deep within the realms of Swiss haute-horlogerie, Audemars Piguet has always dared to break new ground, connecting watchmaking with a broader culture. Just as Peter Parker, the young hero bitten by a radioactive spider, traverses the delicate balance between his dual identities, Audemars Piguet continues to explore uncharted territories, seeking inspiration from pop culture.

With the success of their previous collaboration, Audemars Piguet's partnership with Marvel Entertainment has given birth to a horological marvel of its own. The Royal Oak Concept, a platform of audacious experimentation since 2002, serves as the perfect canvas for this second chapter of their extraordinary union.

Behold the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Spider-Man, a watch that transcends time and space with its distinctive and futuristic design. Its edgy case, crafted from grade 5 titanium, stands at 42mm in diameter, exuding a powerful aura. Polished and micro-blasted finishes grace the top and bottom, while satin-finished sides add a touch of sleekness. The black ceramic octagonal bezel and screw-down crown bring forth striking contrast, strengthening its technological allure.

But it is within the heart of the watch, where audacious engineering and artistic craftsmanship unite, that the true marvel awaits. The hand-wound openworked tourbillon calibre 2974, a technical marvel inspired by the Code 11.59 collection, showcases Spider-Man seemingly suspended in time. A delicate dance between removing material and preserving rigidity, this aerial structure is a testament to Audemars Piguet's unwavering commitment to pushing boundaries. With a one-minute tourbillon beating at 21,600 vibrations/hour and an impressive 80-hour power reserve, this masterpiece marries precision with innovation.

Spider-Man himself comes to life in astonishing detail, a testament to the meticulous artistry behind each timepiece. Crafted from a block of white gold, the superhero's silhouette emerges, textured with laser engraving that captures the essence of his iconic suit. Every touch-up, every engraving-related finishing, is meticulously executed by the skilled hands of a single artisan, bringing forth a unique and captivating piece of art. Hand-painted with utmost care, Spider-Man's presence radiates from both sides of the watch, a constant reminder of his indomitable spirit.

Adorned with a black and grey rubber strap, the Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Spider-Man embraces versatility. With Audemars Piguet's innovative strap interchangeability system, effortlessly swap to a spare black and red rubber strap, transforming the watch to match your mood and style. Secured to the wrist by a titanium folding buckle, this timepiece becomes an extension of your heroic journey.

As the Marvel x Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Spider-Man emerges into the world, it does so in a limited series of only 250 pieces, each one a testament to the union of timekeeping mastery and the essence of a beloved superhero. Priced at CHF 195,000, this horological masterpiece embodies the spirit of daring adventure and noble craftsmanship.

 

In true superhero fashion, Audemars Piguet goes beyond the bounds of timekeeping, embracing the Spider-Man adage,

 

Technical specifications: The Marvel x Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Concept Tourbillon Spider-Man
  1. Reference:  26631IO.OO.D002CA.01
 
  1. Case: Titanium case and black ceramic bezel, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, black ceramic screw-locked crown.
  2. Diameter: 42 mm
  3. Height: 14.6 mm
  4. Water resistance: 50 meters
 
  1. Dial: Openworked dial with "Spider-Man" figure, white gold hour-markers and hands with luminescent coating.
 
  1. Movement:  Caliber 2974, in-house, Mechanical hand-wound movement, number of parts 197, Total diameter 32.25 mm, thickness 4.9 m
  2. Power reserve: 72 hours 
  3. Frequency: 3 hz 21,600 vph, 19 Jewels
  4. Functions: Tourbillon, hours and minutes
 
  1. Bracelet / Strap: Black rubber strap with titanium AP folding clasp and interchangeable strap system. Additional red rubber strap.
 
  1. Availability:  Limited to 250 pieces 
  2. Price:  CHF 195,000 almost equivalent to AED 800,000

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