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Travis Scott's 'Chocolate AP'- Audemars Piguet's latest watch

By Neha S. Bajpai
1 Dec 2023
3 min read

Limited to 200 pieces, the Travis Scott designed “Chocolate AP” is the perfect parting gift from Audemars Piguet’s outgoing chief François-Henry Bennahmias

To wrap up the year with a thumping win, Audemars Piguet has just dropped a banging new collab with Travis Scott. Crafted out of brown ceramic – a signature Cactus Jack color and a first for the brand – the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked Limited Edition is a nod to Scott’s fourth studio album Utopia released earlier this year.

This sapphire dial gives an intriguing peak into the openworked architecture of Caliber 5135, composed of rhodium-toned components with pink-gold-toned hues

While Audemars Piguet is not new to collabs with the world of hip hop, this is Scott’s first ever tie-up with a luxury watch brand. Moreover, this extraordinary partnership is not just limited to lending Scott’s aesthetic sensibilities to the iconic Royal Oak. The two brands have also worked together on a collection of hoodies, shorts, pajamas, caps and T-shirts, which will be sold exclusively on shop.travisscott.comA part of the profits from the sale of this merchandise will be donated to a charity project or cause of Scott’s choice.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack” Limited Edition
This is Scott’s first ever tie-up with a luxury watch brand

As expected, the new “Chocolate AP” borrows various design elements from Cactus Jack – right from the typography seen on the calendar and week indications to the design of the moon phase at 6 o’clock – the watch offers the best of both worlds. Set within the legendary octagonal case, the 41mm brown ceramic dial is enhanced with a special moon phase display showcasing Cactus Jack’s emblematic smiley face with its mouth sewn shut. While the calendar indications are coated with a green luminescent material, the moon phase glows blue in the dark. 

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack” Limited Edition

This sapphire dial gives an intriguing peek into the openworked architecture of Caliber 5135, composed of rhodium-toned components with pink-gold-toned hues. The hour, minute and counters hands, like the hour-markers inserted within the seconds scale, are crafted in gold and covered with brown PVD before being filled with a white luminescent material that turns blue in the dark. 

As expected, the new “Chocolate AP” borrows various design elements from Cactus Jack – right from the typography seen on the calendar and week indications to the design of the moon phase at 6 o’clock

Offered on a new textured calfskin leather strap, the watch’s caseback is engraved with “Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar,” “Limited Edition of 200 Pieces” and “Utopia is a state of mind” in reference to Scott’s latest album.

The perfect parting gift from AP’s outgoing CEO, François-Henry Bennahmias, the new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Openworked “Cactus Jack” encapsulates an era of thoughtfully crafted collabs that brought the world of high watchmaking and pop culture together in the most exciting ways.

SPECIFICATIONS

26585CM.OO.D301VE.01

Case: 41mm case, bezel and screw-locked crown in brown ceramic, brown ceramic and glareproofed sapphire caseback and sapphire crystal.
Dial: Sapphire dial, subdials with pink gold frame and calendar indications with luminescent coating glowing green in the dark—number 31 in the counter at 3 o’clock turning blue at night—applied gold hour-markers and Royal Oak hands endowed with brown PVD and luminescent coating turning blue in the dark, brown inner bezel.
Movement: Selfwinding Calibre 5135, total diameter 29mm, total thickness 4.5mm, frequency of balance wheel at 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations/ hour)
Power Reserve: 40H
Water Resistance: Up to 20m
Functions: Perpetual calendar with week indication, day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year, hours and minutes.
Strap: Brown calfskin leather strap with textured jeans effect, pink gold folding clasp engraved with the double “Audemars Piguet” and “Travis Scott” signatures.
Price: CHF 178,000