Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack”December 5, 2023
The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack” Limited Edition, nicknamed “The Chocolate AP” by Scott features a fitting ceramic build in a rich brown hue. Measuring 41mm in case diameter, the reference comes attired in the model’s signature silhouette and is outfitted with eight white gold hexagonal screws on the bezel. The sapphire dial frames the meticulous and intricate openworked Calibre 5135, accented with rhodium and pink hold-hued components.
A closer look at the dial reveals design elements that nod to Cactus Jack’s emblematic graphics for a playful and daring mood. Notably, on the watch’s 6 o’clock subdial, the usual moon phase is now replaced by Cactus Jack’s emblematic smiley face. Accompanying the limited-edition timepiece is. a new textured calfskin strap, which comes engraved with both the Maison and Travis Scott’s signatures, complete with a pink gold folding clasp to match.
Speaking on this collaboration, Scott explains that “Watchmaking, to me, is the ultimate combo of engineering, fashion, tech and design — a harmony of precision, craftsmanship and perfect timing. I approached this collaboration similar to sampling or starting a beat, taking inspiration from classics while introducing innovation to push them into the future. I’m beyond amped about the results, a first-ever for the iconic Royal Oak. For it to be my brother Francois’ final project as CEO of AP makes it even more epic – we are sending him out with a Mega fucking epic mic drop … LETTTSSSSS GOOOOOO.”
The Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack” Limited Edition is released in a limited production of 200 examples only. For those who are interested, the timepiece is currently open for inquiry via Audemars Piguet.
In collaboration with American Rapper Travis Scott, Swiss luxury watch brand Audemars Piguet has launched the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar “Cactus Jack” model.
Cactus Jack is a record label and lifestyle brand founded by Travis Scott. As part of their collaboration, Cactus Jack and Audemars Piguet revealed a new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked limited edition crafted in “chocolate” brown ceramic. For the first time, Audemars Piguet presents a Royal Oak model crafted in brown ceramic – a signature colour for Cactus Jack. “The chocolate AP,” as Travis Scott likes to call it in his latest album, features white gold hexagonal screws as well as a sapphire dial revealing the openworked movement, Calibre 5135, which combines rhodium-toned components with pink-gold-toned hues. Numerous design elements reference Cactus Jack’s graphics. The Audemars Piguet Design team has specially designed the typography of the calendar and week indications based on Travis Scott’s hand-drawn model. Even the hand of the day subdial takes on the shape of the brand’s logo. But, the most visible nod is the design of the moon phase at 6 o’clock.
The usual representation of Earth’s natural satellite has been replaced by Cactus Jack’s emblematic smiley face with its mouth sewn shut, whose luminescent coating glows blue in the dark. In contrast, the other calendar indications, with the exception of the week indication, are endowed with a luminescent material that turns green at night for a unique luminous effect. A new textured calfskin leather strap makes its debut for the occasion, a first for this complication, while the pink gold folding clasp is engraved with the double signatures of “Audemars Piguet” and “Travis Scott”.
The brown ceramic and sapphire casebackis engraved with “Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar,” “Limited Edition of 200 Pieces” and “Utopia is a state of mind” in reference to Travis Scott’s latest album. This mention also appears imprinted on one of the strap’s mobile loops. The stamped open-worked 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight visible on the caseback side is decorated with satin-brushing and polished chamfers and engraved with the double “Audemars Piguet” and “Cactus Jack” signatures. The Cactus Jack logo, which appears in the centre of the oscillating weight, brings the final touch to this collaboration.