In-Depth The Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 (And Some Thoughts On How To Judge A Watch)
A few weeks back, we acquainted you with the [Re]master01 , a programmed chronograph from Audemars Piguet that acquainted a totally new assortment with the robust watch brand’s index. That story zeroed in for the most part on the actual watch, giving you all the vital specs and bits of knowledge, yet I likewise included barely sufficient setting to assist you with understanding how AP is doing this watch. In any case, there’s quite a lot more to the [Re]master01 than I could fit in that underlying story, so I’m back to unload the full story behind what is, as I would like to think, one of the additional fascinating watches delivered in the last not many years.
Now, I was sufficiently lucky to will see the [Re]master01 not once, however twice, before it was delivered in March. I had the option to plunk down with a couple of people from Audemars Piguet to discuss the whole [Re]master project as they showed me the watch interestingly, and I additionally got the opportunity to invest some energy with it under a loupe and on my wrist as our picture taker Tiffany made the lovely images you see here. I’m happy I had these chances, and I’m happy there was some time between them, in which I could do some exploration, converse for certain specialists, and sort through my musings. The [Re]master01 is a watch that requires a touch of intuition to completely appreciate, and it’s a watch that opposes automatic responses. What’s more, this is decisively why I discover it so fascinating.
Back To The Beginning
The Audemars Piguet ref. 1533 chronograph that propelled [Re]master01.
The story of the [Re]master01 begins around 80 years prior, when Audemars Piguet made a strange chronograph wristwatch with a two-tone case and a gold-tone dial. “Unusual” comes with an admonition here: There was no “standard thing” chronograph for AP at that point. During the main portion of the twentieth century, the company just made 307 chronograph wristwatches, by its own tally. In the event that that number doesn’t hit you like an Alpine train, consider it along these lines: Today, AP makes a greater number of watches than that in two days.
The watch’s curiously large case is two-tone, with a tempered steel caseband, drags, and caseback, and pink-gold bezel, pushers, and crown. Those carries are long and tear molded, the crown is level and the pushers almond-formed, and the bezel is marginally domed, giving the watch a tall, engineering feel. And afterward there’s that dial, which Phillips appropriately portrayed as the shade of rosé champagne in a bartering posting (more on that later). It’s near the shade of the pink-gold case components, yet hazier and somewhat more extravagant. The dial likewise has an all-encompassing Art Deco “12” at the top, thin hour markers, a blue tachymeter scale around the external edge, and a red “4|5” on the chronograph minutes counter, put there for timing the parts of a soccer coordinate. At long last, the dial is marked “Audemars, Piguet & Co.” and “Genève” at 12 o’clock, as it was accepted global clients would have no clue about what “Le Brassus” even meant.
The ref. 1533 being referred to, as found in the index for a Phillips deal in November 2015. (Photograph: Courtesy Phillips Watch Department)
If you burrow through closeout inventories and books ( like this one ), and even do a couple of Google look, you’ll rapidly understand that every one of these 307 watches was remarkable or part of a little arrangement, this watch notwithstanding. Dissimilar to peers like Patek Philippe or even Vacheron Constantin (who just made 36 of some random watch setup at that point), AP didn’t actually make sequential runs of any complication. The chronograph we’re discussing here is a reference 1533, a watch that was delivered in nine models, just three with the two-tone pink-and-steel case. Also, as though to impeccably show my point about every one of these watches being special, Phillips sold another of those three two-tone models in November 2018, and you can see it here . While the case may be the equivalent, the dial is green gold, and the hour and moment hands are wide and sword formed. The two watches have completely various characters, and it will be fascinating to check whether the third variety turns up at some point soon.
Another ref. 1533 chronograph, just this model has a green-gold dial and sword formed hands. (Photograph: Courtesy Phillips Watch Department)
Often times, these watches were planned with an accomplice retailer explicitly for the preferences for their particular business sectors (subsequently why there are in excess of a couple of twofold marked AP chronographs from the period) or straightforwardly with an end customer.
This is somewhat of an aside, however it’s important here that the degree of watchmaking in plain view in a piece like this is totally awe-inspiring. The numerals on the dial are probably the best lacquer work I’ve at any point seen, the way that the gold moment hand bends to embrace the dial is so exquisite and smart, and the hand-wound 13VZAH development inside is totally top tier. In the event that you at any point get an opportunity to see an Audemars Piguet complication from this time, do whatever you need to do to get that going. Truly, it’s worth it.
The type 13VZAH, found in the green gold-dialed ref. 1533. (Photo: Courtesy Phillips Watch Department)
Ok, back to our watch. The 1533 being referred to was made in the mid 1940s, with the development completed in 1941, and it was offered to Casanova Bologna, an Italian retailer, in 1943. On the off chance that you didn’t get on it yourself: This watch was made and sold in a World War, advancing across Switzerland’s southern line to its new home. From that point, the path goes cold for about 50 years. At last, however, the watch discovered its way into the gatherer community and under the control of Alfredo Paramico, undeniably one of the world’s extraordinary watch authorities. Also, this is the way I had the opportunity to see the watch being referred to move in 2014, when we shot Alfredo’s scene of Talking Watches . The watch is genuinely unprecedented. “It would seem that a fresh out of the box new watch,” Alfredo comments in the video – and he’s not wrong.
Alfredo ultimately sold the watch by means of Phillips in November 2015 . It conveyed a gauge of CHF 100,000 to 150,000, yet wound up selling for more than twofold that, coming in at CHF 305,000 all-in. The fortunate victor? Audemars Piguet. The company bought the watch for its gallery, adding to its broad chronicle. In any case, incidentally, AP had something different at the top of the priority list for the watch as well …
How It Affects [Re]Master
While AP didn’t get its hands on this ref. 1533 until 2015, the thought for the [Re]master project returns somewhat farther than that. As indicated by Michael Friedman, Audemars Piguet’s head of complications and the brand’s previous student of history, the thought really began 20 years back when he was working at Christie’s and initially met AP CEO François-Henry Bennahmias (when Bennahmias was running AP North America). The two were cooperating on creating present day looks for the debut “Time To Give” noble cause sell off and together assembled an adoration for the exquisite complications in the company’s document. Their trainings occurred in equal, and the two concurred that it very well may be pleasant for AP to take motivation from that period again sometime in the future. Quick forward 13 years, and Bennahmias brought Friedman locally available as a brand diplomat and history specialist similarly as work on the fresh out of the plastic new’s gallery was additionally starting. The circumstance appeared to be random, and it was around then that this task started in earnest.
In chatting with the group at Audemars Piguet, one thing is completely clear about [RE]master01: This is not a tribute or a reissue of a vintage watch. That was not the objective of the task, that was not how AP moved toward the venture, and that isn’t the outcome the brand planned to present. “It was significant for us to make a watch that inspires the past tastefully, however is generally contemporary, making an emblematic connection between the watchmakers and craftsmans from an earlier time and those making our watches today,” says Friedman regarding the equilibrium of current and vintage components. You can adore this methodology, or you can despise this methodology – yet this is the approach.
This is a watch that you need to invest some energy with to really appreciate.
This is what I discovered generally testing about the [Re]master01 from the outset. My nature was to see it, compare it to the source 1533, and begin attempting to discover everything that AP “didn’t do right.” That unique watch is simply so darn extraordinary, I was unable to fold my cerebrum over why they would change a thing. I’m certain a significant number of you perusing this are having a similar response at the present time. Yet, that is an issue with my assumptions and wants, not with the watch. I’ll get more into that in a bit.
So, in view of the entirety of that, we should delve into the [Re]master01.
Ideas are fine and dandy, yet how does the actual watch hold up?
The [Re]master01 is shamelessly an advanced watch in the metal. It’s 40mm across and 14.6mm thick, and it feels all of that size. Truth be told, it wears somewhat bigger than those numbers would recommend, as the lofty, thin bezel causes the dial to seem greater, and the manner in which the case tightens makes the watch stand tall on the wrist. In case you’re anticipating a vintage chronograph, you may locate this bumping, however the watch feels completely typical with regards to other contemporary competitors. Something else that stands apart is exactly how splendid the cleaning is on the entirety of the case surfaces. They’re brilliant and fresh, accentuating the watch’s interesting shape in an extraordinary manner. That fundamental profile and the shading plan are directly off the 1533 however, with those particular hauls, the almond-formed pushers, and the two-tone blend of steel and pink gold. By and by, I locate this eccentric shading blend truly beguiling, however I know it’s an adoration or-scorn for most people.
The tie here is magnificent and makes the watch very comfortable.
Even with this case, the dial is as yet the characterizing normal for this watch for me. It additionally turns out to be the piece of this watch that is generally like its relative in the 1533, which presumably uncovers the stuff I bring to this. To my eye, the tone is somewhat hotter and more orange than the 1533’s dial, however it has a lucidity to it that is dumbfounding face to face. All that looks extremely sharp, and the additional three-dimensionality on the sub-enlists just intensifies the impact. I love that AP chose to go with that outdated logo and Genève signature –watch marks by and large don’t care for meddling with their marking, so this would have been the principal thing I’d anticipate that most brands should amend. The numerals and text are on the whole on-point as well, right down to the little red 45. Without that, the watch just wouldn’t be the equivalent (it is on the contrary side however, because of the design of the chronograph in the movement).
Here you can see exactly how much profundity there is to this dial.
The almond-molded pushers are a decent callback.
The combination of pink gold and steel is fairly handsome.
Speaking of that development, it’s presumably the most questionable thing about the [Re]master01. The type 13VZAH in the ref. 1533 is AP’s variant of a 13-ligne Valjoux chronograph development, perhaps the most exemplary hand-wound chronograph development of the twentieth century. For [Re]master01, Audemars Piguet looked nearer to home, using the type 4409, an in-house, programmed development that appeared a year ago in the CODE 11.59 assortment (albeit that variant had a date complication also). Like the case, this development is unquestionably present day. It has a 4 Hz balance, it’s programmed, it’s a flyback, and it fills the caseback pleasantly. It’s obvious to me that AP constructed the [Re]master01 around this type, and it’s a pivotal piece of the way of thinking behind this watch notwithstanding carrying the entirety of its reasonable characteristics to the table.
The type 4409 is the core of the [Re]master01.
Setting aside whether you may like its utilization in this watch, the type 4409 is an unbelievable development. It’s my single most loved thing to come out of the CODE 11.59 assortment, and I trust that it advances into a lot more AP looks after the coming years. It’s hearty and in fact solid, however it likewise has a truly interesting engineering that makes it look not at all like some other development around. There’s a flat opening in the scaffolds that presents an extraordinary perspective on the chronograph levels, so when you push down the pushers, you see all that move in show. It’s a shocker – there are no two different ways about it.
Here you can see all the steelwork for the chronograph in one focal line.
I haven’t got an opportunity to truly wear the [Re]master01 for an all-encompassing timeframe, yet wearing it around HODINKEE HQ, I was intrigued with how comfortable it was. I anticipated the size – particularly the thickness – to be an excessive lot for my little wrist, however it wasn’t an issue by any means. A portion of this comes down to the fantastic nubuck tie that AP has combined the watch with. It’s adaptable and delicate, not at all like those firm croc lashes that an excessive number of brands think indicate extravagance. They in reality shout “uncomfortable” and “costly yet modest inclination,” FYI.
Some Other Opinions
From the second I initially saw the [Re]master01, I realized it was a watch that would induce solid suppositions. I truly don’t think there are an excessive number of individuals who feel mundane about this piece. So I chose to contact a portion of individuals I most regard in the watch world – a blend of authorities, sell off specialists, vintage vendors, and researchers (large numbers of them mutiple) – to perceive their opinion on AP’s freshest assortment and its debut portion. I couldn’t talk with everybody whose assessment I needed, yet I absolutely acquired a greatly improved comprehension of how this watch finds a way into the master plan for my troubles.
There was just one spot to begin: Alfredo Paramico. Not exclusively is Alfredo a-list master on vintage chronographs, however he additionally possessed the real watch that roused the [Re]master01, as I referenced previously. “The motivation watch is likely one of the best vintage watches I have at any point had the pleasure to claim,” Alfredo advised me. “Thus my heart heartily welcomes the [Re]Master01.” He especially appreciates the meticulousness and the way that AP got the watch’s characterizing qualities right, including “the state of the hauls, the brushed completion of the dial, the pink-gold hands, the Audemars Piguet signature, and the exemplary text styles of the printing.” Alfredo has positively invested a huge load of energy seeing this watch, so in the event that anybody would know, it would be him.
A comparable 1940s AP chronograph that has a place with Eric Ku.
Praise for the dial appeared to be an agreement assessment among everybody I talked with. “How did AP figure out how to get the dial so right?” commented Aurel Bacs, top of the Phillips Watch Department and the one who brought down the mallet when Alfredo sold the ref. 1533 out of 2015. Additionally, watch vendor and gatherer Eric Ku is incredibly dazzled with how AP took care of the content on the dial. “I’m a textual style fellow, and I love the legitimacy of the ‘Audemars Piguet & Co. Genève’ signature on the dial,” he says. “On a comparative vintage chronograph that I own, this was a staying point for me, and I see it was acquired in the [Re]master01. Little subtleties like the ampersand being the correct one, the line under the ‘o’ in ‘Co,’ the level ‘A’ in Audemars, and so forth … they make all the difference.”
Similarly, the greater part of the gatherers and specialists I addressed delighted in the manner that Audemars Piguet moved toward this undertaking all along. Bacs, for instance, deplored the pattern of brands just reproducing old watches, pondering, “Aren’t there sufficient acceptable groundbreaking thoughts? Are the best watch plans actually effectively behind us?” With the [Re]master01, however, the combination of new and old saves it from this trap. “I don’t think AP set out to duplicate the first,” says Ku. “This watch is a vintage plan with an advanced type, and in that regard, AP nailed it.”
The side view really offers the best gander at the case’s blend of metals.
Additionally, it merits considering the uncommonness of the first vintage pieces in the condition. With the watch that motivated the [Re]master01 in the AP historical center, one of its kin having as of late sold for six-figures, and the third model either stowing away or lost, an authentic vintage model is basically ridiculous. “As much as there is not a viable replacement for purchasing the first vintage piece, some of the time getting hold of these vintage watches in an adequate condition, with the right provenance and the correct cost, has become progressively testing,” says authority ( and Talking Watches alum ) Ahmed Rahman. “A large portion of the better instances of these sought after vintage watches have for some time been gobbled up by adroit authorities, and it’s hard to track down them. As an authority of fundamentally current watches, these re-issues are a welcome break for another age of gatherers like myself.”
But not every person concurs. “The [Re]master01 reworks one of AP’s uncommon chronograph wristwatches with the assembling’s most recent innovation, yet they have fallen in the snare of retro-style,” says gatherer and creator John Goldberger. “They are putting a ton in their legacy division, constructing the new exhibition hall, distributing extraordinary books on their memorable watches, and improving their astounding rebuilding office, yet they have deceived the commitment to be an inventive company.” Goldberger considers other to be in AP’s index as more fruitful connections among over a wide span of time. “Audemars Piguet made a mind boggling showing on the new extra-meager Royal Oak in yellow gold and in the interminable models in highly contrasting fired . In the current chronograph, I don’t care for the measurements and the coated back, regardless of AP having worked effectively on the dial and for the situation wrapping up. I’m simply not a major devotee of this mix of legacy and modernity.”
The ref. 5516 unending schedule may make a phenomenal [Re]master02.
Finally, I was unable to help myself. I needed to ask what watches these gentlemen would need to see rethought for [Re]master02. The appropriate responses were essentially divided into equal parts, with half needing to see a ceaseless schedule and the other half needing to see a never-ending schedule chronograph. In any case, I’m 100% ready. It seems like the possibility of AP taking its generally complicated, rich watches from the ’30s-’50s is a well known one, and there’s unquestionably hunger for more.
The rose gold Cornes de Vache is the nearest comparison to the [Re]master01.
The Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 is a long way from the just traditionally propelled, very good quality chronograph in the market today. Truth be told, two of AP’s greatest competitors, Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin, have had watches that make up for this shortfall for quite a while. Every one of the “heavenly trinity” watchmakers moves toward this kind of watch distinctively however. With AP’s new section into the class laid out over, how about we give Patek and Vacheron’s methodologies a brief glance also and see what alternatives you have if this is such a watch your assortment is missing.
The ref. 6087 that propelled the Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955.
Let’s beginning with Vacheron. The Historiques Cornes de Vache 1955 is the nearest comparison one can attract to the [Re]master01 from any brand. Vacheron thought once more into its file, discovered an old show-stopper, and reconsidered it as an advanced watch. The Cornes de Vache was initially dispatched five years back at SIHH 2015 out of a platinum model. It was a hit, so a rose-gold model was included 2016, a steel restricted release for HODINKEE was presented in 2017 , and a mainline steel model joined the gathering in 2019. It’s the star of the Historiques line (however the American 1921 is very beautiful), and it has permitted the brand to construct a whole assortment around its rich, now and then failed to remember history. One could even contend that the ebb and flow age Overseas assortment owes the Cornes de Vache an obligation, as it gave Vacheron the certainty to use its rich past in another way.
The 2017 Cornes de Vache restricted release for HODINKEE.
The mainline hardened steel Cornes de Vache.
The unique Cornes de Vache in platinum.
But the Cornes de Vache comes with its own particular perspective. It is enlivened by the reference 6087, which was created in only 36 models during the 1950s. The case has been refreshed to a more contemporary 38.5mm from the first 35mm, and the dial draws intensely from quite possibly the most conspicuous dial variations of that unique reference, with the applied Roman numerals “XII” and “VI” at the posts and applied twirly doos for different hours, complemented by a tachymeter track around the two-register dial’s edge. The hand-wound type 1142 that controls the watch is fairly customary. It is Vacheron’s advanced interpretation of the vaunted Lemania 2310, though with a higher recurrence balance, amazingly rich wrapping up (counting some additional twists like the Maltese Cross on the section wheel), and a Geneva Seal certification.
All of this combines to make a watch that feels incredibly old-school in flavor, yet perfectly current in put-togetherness. Interestingly, I don’t think this watch feels like it’s making a decent attempt to be “vintage-propelled” as the [Re]master01, however on paper, it’s unquestionably more like a genuine praise than a rethinking. By refreshing the size and completing it like a contemporary watch, Vacheron has kept any of those components from being diverting, while at the same time permitting the wearer to appreciate what made the first so great.
The Patek Philippe ref. 5172G.
While Vacheron Constantin has adopted the strategy of refreshing a vintage watch to current details, Patek Philippe has gone the other way, adding vintage contacts and references to a completely present day chronograph. The watch being referred to is the ref. 5172G. This watch was presented a year prior at Baselworld 2019 , and it supplanted the whole line-up of ref. 5170 varieties. That watch had been Patek Philippe’s lead two-register chronograph for almost 10 years, having been presented in 2010, so it was serious when Patek eliminated it for this new, single-model reference.
The ref. 5170 addressed a gigantic advance forward for Patek Philippe’s chronographs.
Just to revive your memory, the ref. 5170 was 39mm across, with a smooth case highlighting a smooth bezel and rectangular chronograph pushers. Inside the 5170 was Patek’s first really in-house chronograph development, the CH29-535 PS, a stupendous advance for the brand. Not to get too off course here, however the 5170 supplanted the 5070, which was 42mm across and utilized the CH 27-70, which was Patek’s interpretation of a similar Lemania 2310 utilized by Vacheron for the Cornes de Vache. As should be obvious, Patek was at that point advancing toward an alternate kind of chronograph in 2010, with the 5170 addressing that change obviously. Throughout the long term, the 5170 was created in a significant number varieties, with various dial medicines and case metals, yet the center components of that case, that development, and that straightforward two-register design never wavered.
The type CH29-535 PS is a valid in-house Patek Philippe movement.
The ref. 5172G takes this idea and riffs on it in some truly fascinating manners. The watch is somewhat bigger at 41mm across, however that greater case makes more unequivocal references to Patek’s past with the mark starburst pushers found on vintage models like the notorious ref. 1463 and the luxurious ventured carries. There are likewise components like the needle hands and Arabic numerals that give the watch some extra outdated appeal. The development hasn’t changed at all however, so you’re actually getting in-house PP innovation controlling your watch.
Now, taking a gander at the three watches next to each other, we get a threesome of various ways to deal with handling a similar issue. What’s more, set forth plainly, that issue is: How would you make a vintage-propelled chronograph that satisfies present day watchmaking principles and can engage current clients? Vacheron Constantin has selected to refresh as little as could really be expected, guaranteeing that the watch surpasses assumptions as far as development and completing, yet without losing any of the verifiable components. The Cornes de Vache is a vintage watch darling’s fantasy. Patek Philippe chose to find some kind of harmony, developing the case while making it more vintage in style, and afterward matching that with its cutting edge hand-wound chronograph development. The ref. 5172 is a watch of unobtrusive differentiations. Audemars Piguet has gotten every single vintage detail directly on the dial, bundling it in a distinctly old-school case in a moderate current size, and afterward controlled the entirety of that with the most vanguard development of the pack. The [Re]master01 is subsequently a watch of emotional differentiations. It poses you to inquiry how it affects something to be current or vintage in nature and why you may like it as such in the first place.
The [Re]master01 adopts an alternate strategy to executing a famous sort of watch.
The keep going thing worth addressing here is pricing. The [Re]master01 comes in at $53,100, the Vacheron Constantin Cornes de Vache sits at $53,500 in rose gold and $39,700 in hardened steel, and the Patek Philippe ref. 5172G is the most costly of the pack at $73,710. It’s difficult to make an unadulterated straight on comparison here, as we’re discussing a two-tone steel and pink-gold watch, a watch in either steel or gold, and a white-gold watch, however even in light of that, it’s not difficult to see a few contrasts. The [Re]master01 comes along with some built-in costs over the Vacheron Constantin, and the Patek Philippe an extra premium over that. Adding another wrinkle, the [Re]master01 is the lone restricted release of the bunch.
Whether one of these is a “acceptable worth” or “awful worth” to you is completely down to what exactly you’re searching for. As I trust I’ve outlined over, these watches may be comparative as far as their fundamental ideas, however they’re considerably unique as a general rule. I could sincerely see substantial contentions for any of these being a deal or overrated, so I’ll surrender that to those pulling out their charge cards and not become involved with it here.
Ultimately, regardless of whether you’re on the lookout for a cutting edge yet vintage-motivated chronograph from one of the world’s extraordinary watchmakers, the [Re]master01 is a commendable thing of your consideration. Contained in this one watch is a complex exchange about the condition of the watch business today, what gatherers and clients are looking for, how the over a wide span of time can coincide in the realm of mechanical watches, and how we, as individuals with enthusiastic conclusions on all things horological, can consider our associations with the watches that get our eyes.
One of the main things the [Re]master01 features is the thing that I like to call the contention between ‘It’ Problems and ‘Me’ Problems. It Problems are shortcomings in a watch itself. These can remember awful completing for an as far as anyone knows very good quality watch, absence of accuracy, cases and wristbands that are uncomfortable regardless of your wrist size, and so forth They’re actual problems. Somebody or a gathering of someones committed errors, and they’re presently pervaded into the watch. They’re unavoidable in the event that you have a basic eye. Me Problems, then again, have to do with our own connections to watches. Do I like a specific tasteful decision, for example, dial tone or hand shape? Do I wish that a watch was more modest to all the more likely suit my own wrist? Would I favor a wristband rather than a strap?
Walking out of that gathering with Audemars Piguet when I originally saw the [Re]master01, my prompt idea was something like “Damn, for what reason didn’t they just put a more slender hand-twisted development in this watch.” But then I let all that hit home, and, guess what? I understood that while I would in any case favor the watch more slender, more modest, and with a hand-wound development, that watch wouldn’t simply be an alternate form of this watch, it would be an alternate watch completely. It would be a re-issue or a recognition, not the watch that Audemars Piguet set out to make here.
The [Re]master01 follows its own equation for making “another vintage” watch.
That’s the push and pull of “it issues” versus “me issues” that the [Re]master01 brings to the front. Taken on its own benefits, the watch is phenomenal. It accomplishes exactly what Audemars Piguet set out to accomplish, making a notably present day watch with current innovation yet with style profoundly attached to the brand’s past. In case you’re searching for a vintage re-issue or something that feels like it showed up straightforwardly from the 1940s, you’ll be disillusioned. Yet, that is on the grounds that the watch was never attempting to fulfill you in the first place.
So after much faltering, and a touch of inside vulnerability, this is the reason I like the [Re]master01 and believe it is ideal for watch gathering on the loose. Rather than doing basic fan administration or pandering to a current market, Audemars Piguet chose to present another interpretation of the neo-vintage pattern that is ruled the watch world throughout the previous few years. The brand made a watch with a genuine perspective that does as a lot to instruct us concerning why we like watches in any case and how we judge them as it does to sell us on itself. [Re]master01 is unquestionably excellent, however more than that, it’s brilliant. Also, that is a watch pattern I can get behind.
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