In a spectacular demonstration of the collaboration between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture, Audemars Piguet has unveiled the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon “Tamara Ralph” Limited Edition. Created in collaboration with the exceptionally talented Haute Couture designer Tamara Ralph, this timepiece combines art, precision and timeless elegance.
A Vision Unveiled
The Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon “Tamara Ralph” Limited Edition was unveiled on the Tamara Ralph Paris runway at the 2024 Spring/Summer Haute Couture Fashion Week 2024. 22 January. This limited edition timepiece will immediately captivate you with its stunning aesthetics. The 18-carat rose gold case, with Frosted Gold decoration, an ancient Florentine jewellery technique, exudes luxury and reflects both brands’ commitment to uncompromising craftsmanship.
Palette of elegance
The Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon “Tamara Ralph” Limited Edition offers a unique palette of brown, bronze and gold. In the spirit of Ralph’s bold femininity, boundless creativity and timeless elegance, the multi-layered dial is reminiscent of Ralph Couture’s creations. The stacked circular rose gold discs form a wave-like pattern, creating a visual symphony that changes with the play of light.
The Intersection of Fashion and Watchmaking
This collaboration, the foundations of which were laid in 2020, is a sign of the natural synergy between Haute Horlogerie and Haute Couture. The Audemars Piguet watches, which were paired with Ralph Pret-a-Porter’s collection in 2021, laid the foundations for a relationship that has now crossed the boundaries of watchmaking and fashion. This collaboration is a celebration of their commitment to craftsmanship, precision and excellence.
Complications of Couture and Watchmaking
The intention of Tamara Ralph’s designs touches on the essence of the collaboration: “The complications of watchmaking organise a base to play with textures, colours and patterns, allowing the knowledge of couture to shine.” This sentiment perfectly sums up the essence of the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon.
The Shining Details
The sleek Calibre 2964 is hand-wound, perfectly combining tradition with modernity. The flying tourbillon, as a high-level complication, not only adds elegance, but also underlines the precision associated with Audemars Piguet. The sapphire back reveals a stunningly embellished movement, mirroring the aesthetics of the dial, transforming the watch into a stunning work of art.
Cooperation Worthy of a Comment
Ilaria Resta, CEO of Audemars Piguet, commented, “Tamara’s pursuit of infinite perfection perfectly reflects our watchmakers’ commitment to pushing the boundaries of craftsmanship. We are delighted to start 2024 with a collaboration with such an inspiring woman.” This collaboration demonstrates that the shared desire for perfection and innovation between Audemars Piguet and Tamara Ralph is not just a watch, but also perpetuates their cause.
In the Royal Oak Concept Flying Tourbillon “Tamara Ralph” Limited Edition, we see a harmonious marriage of the two worlds of watchmaking and haute couture, resulting in a timepiece that transcends the everyday and embodies the spirit of creativity, craftsmanship and timeless beauty.