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In an exciting NEW collab of musical artistry and horological mastery, Audemars Piguet, the independent Swiss watchmaker, has unveiled a remarkable collaboration with American singer, guitarist, and noted watch aficionado, John Mayer. The release, was March 7, 2024, introduces the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar “John Mayer” Limited Edition, a timepiece that promises to be a milestone in the world of luxury watches. Limited to just 200 pieces, this watch is not only a testament to Audemars Piguet’s commitment to excellence but also to John Mayer’s unique vision and appreciation for the complicated and technical  art of watchmaking.

A Meeting of Minds and Time

John Mayer, beyond his acclaimed musical career, is a discerning collector and enthusiast of fine watches. His collaboration with Audemars Piguet on this project brings a fresh perspective to the Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, blending the iconic design language of the Royal Oak with the technical sophistication and historical significance of the perpetual calendar mechanism. Mayer’s involvement in the design process reflects his deep respect for the craft, stating, “The perpetual calendar is for me the ultimate complication, the benchmark for high horology.” His passion for this complex mechanism highlights its importance not just as a technical achievement but as a significant chapter in the history of watchmaking.

Technical Brilliance

The Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar “John Mayer” Edition is a marvel of engineering and aesthetics. Encased in 18kt white gold, the watch measures 41mm x 9.5mm, striking a perfect balance between presence and elegance. The sapphire crystal, treated with an anti-reflective coating, and the sapphire display back, offer glimpses into the mechanical soul of the timepiece, while ensuring water resistance up to 20 meters.

At the heart of this exquisite watch is the Swiss automatic Audemars-Piguet in-house caliber 5134. This movement, with 38 jewels and a frequency of 19,800 vph, provides a power reserve of 40 hours and powers a suite of functions including hours, minutes, and the perpetual calendar with week indication, day, date, astronomical moon, month, and leap year indications.

The dial, in a mesmerizing “Crystal Sky” blue, is set with white gold applied hour-markers and Royal Oak hands coated with luminescent material, ensuring legibility and beauty in equal measure. The watch is completed with an 18kt white gold bracelet, featuring an AP folding clasp that adds to the secure and luxurious feel of the watch on the wrist.

An Investment in Time

Priced at $180,700, the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar “John Mayer” Limited Edition is an investment in artistry, craftsmanship, and the enduring value of time itself. For collectors and enthusiasts, the opportunity to own one of these 200 pieces is not just a chance to participate in the legacy of Audemars Piguet and John Mayer but to also own a piece of horological history.

This timepiece is a harmonious symphony of design, innovation, and history, echoing the collaborative spirit of its creators. It stands as a testament to the beauty of time, the power of partnership, and the enduring appeal of the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. In the words of John Mayer, this is a watch that defines an era, marking a moment when the worlds of music and watchmaking converge to create something truly extraordinary.

Due to the unpredictable and volatile market on certain Rolex, Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet watches, prices are subject to change.