Tom Holland is considered one of Hollywood’s most educated watch followers and now the Marvel superhero he performs is getting in on the horological motion—sort of. Audemars Piguet and Spider-Man have spun an internet collectively to create what’s the second AP x Marvel masterpiece in a hype-worthy collaboration, following within the footsteps of 2021’s Black Panther AP.
The 42mm titanium and black ceramic piece is, as per the primary AP x Marvel Black Panther, restricted to 250 items, and there is additionally the one-of-a-kind Black Go well with Spider-Man that bought for $6.2 million at a non-public occasion in Dubai Wednesday night time.
However who do we’ve to thank for these two icons colliding? Not Holland, however one other actor within the Marvel Universe: Don Cheadle.
Courting way back to 2003, Audemars Piguet CEO François-Henry Bennahmias has had wishes to work with Marvel in some capability however to no avail. Makes an attempt have been made in useless to have characters in Marvel motion pictures put on APs. However no cube. Then, in 2010, when the Swiss watchmaker was sponsoring the Tony Awards, the ever-charismatic Bennahmias baited Cheadle on the crimson carpet for sporting—God forbid—a Patek Philippe.
“I joked to him, ‘Someday you are going to develop up, and perceive that it is time to put on the precise watch.’ He rotated and stated, ‘What watch?’ ‘AP,’ I stated,” laughs Bennahmias. They grew to become associates, saved in contact then, years later in 2017, by complete coincidence, met up in Paris. “We have been chatting and I used to be telling him that my greatest remorse was not doing a take care of Marvel. I inform him the story and Don was like, ‘I did not know this story, why did not you ever share that with me?’ So proper there he will get up and calls [president of Marvel Studios] Kevin Feige. He stated, ‘Hey, I am with my buddy, François from Audemars Piguet. He would like to do one thing however apparently, you guys do not love him?’ He stated, ‘Might you make one thing occur?’”