A testament to its forward-thinking spirit, Audemars Piguet teams up with American designer Matthew Williams, founder and creative director of fashion brand 1017 ALYX 9SM to create a limited-edition series of Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore.

Fashion designer Matthew Williams’ garments underscore sustainable production and technical design details with human emotion, drawing design inspiration from California and Berlin youth subcultures. Combining these design codes with Audemars Piguet’s aesthetics resulted in genre-blurring timepieces that deliver a subversive marriage of pragmatic luxury and industrial-inspired references.

“This is the first time we have dressed the Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore simultaneously, and it was a natural fit thanks to Matthew’s clean, contemporary design! That is the beauty of this collaboration: the synergies are such that we have taken each other to the next level.” expresses François-Henry Bennahmias, Chief Executive Officer at Audemars Piguet.

Ranging from 37 to 42mm, the watch models are available in 18kt yellow gold, white gold and in a two-tone version. Keeping only the bare minimum, it features reduced dials in a satin-finish with the signatures “Audemars Piguet” and “1017 ALYX 9SM” for a finish that is beyond sleek. It is also equipped with an interchangeable strap system, the watches are accompanied by an additional strap in black rubber for an intense contrast. For a refined extra touch, the caseback is engraved with the words “Limited Edition”

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Images: Supplied by Audemars Piguet