New Audemars Piguet [RE]Master01

The path AP took since last year CODE 11:59 it’s an interesting one. It seems they like alternative terminology for the new models; for a company making watches since 1875, it’s quite a leap.

The new announced if the [RE]Master01.

This is not a net new design for AP since this is the new version and reinterpretation of the reference 1533 dated back to 1940s. The original watch was made in just a few hundreds of pieces and was an astonishing example of a chronograph for that age.

Photo: Phillips

The [RE]Master01 it’s a 40mm powered by an in-house automatic movement ( 4409 ) with flyback complication.
The beauty of the case it’s the mix between steel and rose-gold, the metal that is also used for the pushers and crown.
The same rose gold used for the central hands that are sitting on a gold dial with blue tachymetric scale.

The price for this elegant watch is set at £51.800 and will be limited produced in 500 pieces.

What we have here is a classic chronograph with a modern touch of the steel case. It’s quite impressive compared to what AP has done with the 11:59 where they tried to innovate on a classic format. For the [RE]Master01 they had taken to the 21st century a watch designed 80 years ago and let me tell you that it works. The legacy and the flavour is respected and if any they were able to loosen a little the formal feeling of the piece. Perfect on a warm coloured suit and even more with a plain monochrome t-shirt, jeans and white sneakers.

Hopefully, we will be able to review it in the metal soon.




strange choice to use the latest Papi chronograph auto movement to hommage an old manual chronograph …

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Modern times call for modern solutions… :slight_smile:

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not my cup of tea, not to mention the price tag :zipper_mouth_face:

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