Swiss Haute Horlogerie manufacturer Audemars Piguet has revealed the first iteration of its Marvel Super Heroes watch series, the Royal Oak Concept “Black Panther” Flying Tourbillon. This limited edition of 250 pieces debuted April 10 during the brand’s virtual event “Audemars Piguet & Friends, Live Show from Los Angeles” to celebrate its new long-term collaboration with Marvel Entertainment.
Actor Kevin Hart hosted the event alongside François-Henry Bennahmias, chief executive officer, Audemars Piguet. Athletes LeBron James, Serena Williams, Ian Poulter, Anthony Joshua, Lu Han, Jon Gray and DJ Mark Ronson were also in attendance.
A dedicated auction accompanied the live show to profit the long-term educational program Audemars Piguet has established with non-profit organizations First Book and Ashoka, to support agents of change in underprivileged communities.
A unique version of the limited-edition Royal Oak Concept "Black Panther" Flying Tourbillon was auctioned off to support the long-term educational program Audemars Piguet. It featured an 18-carat white gold case and bezel engraved by hand with a motif inspired by Marvel's Black Panther's character. The dial showcases a detailed rendition of Black Panther. The mention “Unique Piece” is engraved on the purple inner bezel visible through the sapphire case back.