This year, Audemars Piguet brings the aesthetics of the past to the present in a new automatic timepiece. Titled the [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph, the watch reinterprets one of the Audemars Piguet’s rare chronograph wristwatches using the manufacture’s latest technology and a dial design increasing legibility for the present day.
Faithful to the original design language of pre-model 1533 from 1943, the [Re]master01 features a round case and lugs in stainless steel, which are then enhanced by the bezel, olive-shaped pushers along with the two-tone polished aesthetics of the case and the chamfered crown in 18K pink gold.
The watch also features the signature “Audemars Piguet & Co Genève” inscription on the dial, which is pretty similar to what appears on the 1943 model that inspired it. However, even though the dial design has retained the original timepiece’s classic features and Art Deco-inspired numerals, the watch’s enlarged 40mm diameter ensures better legibility for contemporary use.
Moving inside, the new Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 is powered by the new in-house calibre 4409, which features an integrated chronograph with column-wheel and fly-back function. On the flip side, this new watch is completed with a glare-proofed sapphire crystal caseback that reveals the beauty of the chronograph mechanism and the decorated oscillating weight with a “Clous de Paris” guilloché motif—a traditional decoration technique used since the 1950s at Audemars Piguet.
Above all, by uniting mid-20th century design with contemporary horological technology, the [Re]master01 from Audemars Piguet looks remarkably refreshing and speaks directly to the blend of heritage and forward-thinking.
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