Introducing the Audemars Piguet [Re]master01

Audemars Piguet remasters its past with this incredible new take on one of its rarest chronographs from 1943.

A popular question people loved to ask Audemars Piguet a few years ago was, "When will we see something other than the Royal Oak?" Last year, Audemars Piguet gave us Code 11.59. This year, they've yet again launched a new collection of watches to whet our appetites. Meet the [Re]master01 Self-winding Chronograph 40mm.

A vintage-inspired, classic chronograph with not such a conventional name, the [Re]master01 is a self-winding flyback chronograph that speaks to the company’s storied past, evoking all the design attributes of the original timepiece. It is not merely a reissue of an important relic from the past, but a remastering of a past creation — hence the name.

Audemars Piguet only produced very few chronographs in the 20th century. We know this because not too long ago, the company published a book on its 20th-century complicated wristwatches, which records everything from the first minute-repeating wristwatch in 1892 to grand complications in the 1970s. No two watches are the same. In it, only 307 chronograph wristwatches were made between the 1930s through the 1950s, by their own count.


Stephanie Ip


April 2020


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