Introducing The Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph
It’s not regularly that Audemars Piguet dispatches a totally different assortment of watches, however that is the thing that we’re getting today. Meet the [Re]master01, a programmed chronograph inspired by a delightful watch from the brand’s past. A particular watch, no less.
Audemars Piguet created not very many chronographs in the mid twentieth century – only 307 according to their observation – and this is one of the more intriguing of the pack. You may even recollect the watch: It showed up in Talking Watches with Alfredo Paramico back in 2014 and sold at Phillips a year later as well. That is the place where Audemars Piguet gained it, however the thought for this task began even before the watch advanced into their collection.
The unique watch from the 1940s on which this piece is based.
“People are extremely cognisant of the plan shake up that occurred during the 1970s and in the mid 2000s,” says Audemars Piguet’s Head of Complications, Michael Friedman, in the watch’s public statement. “Notwithstanding, imaginative articulations of case structure and dial configuration have happened during the entire history.” He’s additionally mindful so as to stress that “this is anything but a notable reissue – it is a contemporary remastering of one of our past creations.”
That’s a significant differentiation to make. It’s a long way from just semantics. The previous would be tied in with being dedicated to a unique in structure, while the last is more about being devoted to a unique in idea. The [Re]master01 looks, on a dark foundation, fundamentally the same as the first watch from 1943, yet on the off chance that you investigate the spec sheet or see the watch in the metal, you rapidly understand it’s more than that. The watch is 40mm across and neither especially thick nor meager for an advanced programmed chronograph.
It actually holds that particular two-tone case however, with the caseband, drags, and caseback made of treated steel and the bezel, crown, and pushers made of pink gold. That is then combined with a gold-conditioned dial that floats somewhere close to champagne and yellow, with vertical brushing and fresh printing. The chronograph hands and tachymeter scale are imprinted in blue, adding a punch of shading, and the chronograph minutes aggregator additionally incorporates a red 45 (again saved from the first) that is intended for timing the parts of a soccer coordinate. My #1 vintage contact however? The outdated “Audemars, Piguet & Co/Genève” logo. It’s simply so cool looking.
The development fueling this watch is the type 4409, an in-house, programmed chronograph development that is done to the extremely exclusive requirements you’d anticipate from AP. On the off chance that you think the development looks somewhat recognizable, that is on the grounds that it is an altered variant of the type 4401 dispatched in a year ago’s CODE 11.59 chronograph. This form has had the date complication eliminated and the skeletonized rotor swapped out for one with a rich hobnail design on it. A few fans may ask why this watch isn’t hand-wound like the first – however this is a remaster, not a reissue, remember?
The [Re]master01 is a restricted release of 500 pieces, and they may be accessible at Audemars Piguet shops. A significant number of those stores are right now shut because of the COVID-19 circumstance, yet the primary watches ought to be accessible when the shops return. It will sell for $53,100, excluding taxes.
Spoiler alert: I’ve just had the chance to see this watch in the metal, and it’s awesome. One week from now you’ll get significantly more on that, with a profound plunge into the set of experiences behind this watch, how this advanced reevaluation became, how it affects the historical backdrop of Audemars Piguet, and, obviously, huge loads of live photographs. It’ll merit the pause, I promise.
For now, however, I figure this watch makes a pleasant showing flagging where AP’s believing is, as far as how it needs to identify with genuine authorities, how it needs to balance its item contributions, and how it anticipates using significant specialized turns of events. It’s additionally another explanation behind every individual who went crazy a year ago about the CODE 11.59 to quiet down. Audemars Piguet is probably the best watchmaker on Earth (see this and this , for instance), particularly with regards to getting things done at any sort of scale, and when their inner cerebrum trust gets together and propels themselves, they can do unimaginable things. It will be fascinating to perceive how AP keeps on expanding on the new types and the ability they acquired in dispatching CODE (like the development in this watch) to keep on growing the brand past the Royal Oak in the advanced era.
To add another layer of setting, the dispatch of this watch is intended to match with the resuming of Audemars Piguet’s new exhibition hall . That is currently opening to people in general on June 25 ( you can get familiar with it here ), and you’ll have the option to see the first 1940s watch that roused this piece in the event that you visit.
Taken on its own benefits, however – setting be cursed – I actually think this is one of the better deliveries I’ve seen in the course of the most recent year. It’s excellent, it’s actually noteworthy, and it’s a watch that contains a ton of stories and history in a wearable, not very fastidious bundle. In case you’re searching for a top of the line chronograph that is somewhat not quite the same as the standard suspects, this is your watch.
Brand: Audemars Piguet
Model: [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph 40mm
Reference Number: 26595SR.OO.A032VE.01
Case Material: Stainless steel and pink gold
Dial Color: Yellow gold-conditioned dial with blue tachymeter scale
Indexes: Arabic numerals and batons
Water Resistance: 20 meters
Strap/Bracelet: Light earthy colored calfskin strap and dim earthy colored croc strap
Caliber: In-House Caliber 4409
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph with 12-hour and 30-minute totalizers
Power Reserve: 70 hours
Frequency: 4 Hz (28,800 vph)
Total Components: 349
Additional Details: This development is an altered rendition of the type found in the CODE 11.59 chronograph , with the date complication removed.
Evaluating & Availability
Availability: At Audemars Piguet stores worldwide
Limited Edition: 500 pieces
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