Audemars Piguet X Ralph & Russo: A Luxury Dream Team
Both labels consistently reinterpret and develop coveted skills to set pioneering trends within their industry, while bringing people together all over the world through a unique language of emotions.
Swiss watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet and British fashion house Ralph & Russo have announced a collaboration that offers the remarkable blend of high fashion and haute horology. The family-owned companies renowned for re-invention, savoir-fair, technical finesse and age-old craftsmanship will officially team up during Paris Fashion Week in October. However, the dazzling collaboration has been captured in an editorial campaign, giving us all a front row position in the comfort of our own homes.
While the model poses in gorgeous pieces from Ralph & Russo’s spring/summer 2021 prêt-à-porter collection, a shimmering array of Audemars Piguet’s latest “Royal Oak” and "Royal Oak Concept” models complement the dreamy designs. Along with Ralph & Russo’s intricate embellishments, you can spot four new “Royal Oak” selfwinding models for smaller wrists, which come in stainless steel and/or 18-carat pink gold. Additionally, you get to admire the “Royal Oak Concept” with flying tourbillon, combining the case’s shimmering Frosted Gold finish (for the first time) with a contemporary dial composed of multiple layers and available in 18-carat pink or white gold.
“Our partnership with Ralph & Russo came together naturally. I was struck by Tamara Ralph and Michael Russo’s warm welcome when we first met; they represent talent at the highest level mixed with simplicity and authenticity. The fun part was when we actually realised that our watches had already been paired with their exceptional designs many times by clients in real life who didn’t need to wait for this partnership to match our two brands,” François-Henry Bennahmias, Chief Executive Officer of the luxury watch company that has committed to fostering dialogues among creative fields, said.
The heads at Ralph & Russo have also expressed how “thrilled” they are with the collaboration, especially since they have been admirers of Audemars Piguet watches for a long time. As well as personal admiration, they feel a strong work connection as both labels are dedicated to preserving uncompromising craftsmanship and creating time-defying standout unique styles. “Given we both share the same core values and ethos for our respective brands, we feel this is just the beginning of what we hope will be a longstanding relationship and look forward to officially launching our partnership with Audemars Piguet this fall,” they said in a joint statement. Click through to discover the exquisite designs: