Audemars Piguet Updates Retro Elegance With [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph

Elevating AP’s original chronograph wristwatch from 1943.

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Since 1875, Audemars Piguet has crafted watches of unmatched quality, with each timepiece pieced together by hand until the mid-20th century. The company’s [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph watch is a salute to its constant attention to detail and the designs of yesteryear, combining classic aesthetics with contemporary technology.

Drawing from Audemars Piguet’s original chronograph wristwatch from 1943, the [Re]master01 timepiece brings timeless design elements into the current-day with subtle enhancements. For instance, the dial has been slightly revised to increase legibility and the watch now boasts a glareproof sapphire crystal caseback. However, other features, including the two-tone steel and pink gold case with champagne dial, are borrowed directly from the now-collectible original model. Further heightening the lavishness are two accompanying straps, offering both hand-stitched brown calfskin and a dark brown crocodile option.

[Re]master01 Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Chronograph 40 mm 26595SR.OO.A032VE.01 limited edition price 500 units pieces limited watch timepiece

“People are very cognisant of the design shake up that took place in the 1970s and in the early 2000s. However, creative expressions of case form and dial design have occurred during every decade of our history,” explained Audemars Piguet’s head of complications, Michael Friedman. “For [Re]master01, we chose to explore the strength and elegance of one of our chronograph wristwatches from 1943 through the prism of 2020. This is not a historic reissue – it is a contemporary remastering of one of our past creations.”

Learn more about the special timepiece on Audemars Piguet’s website, where you can make an appointment to order one of the 500 available [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronographs for $53,100 USD. Below, relive Audemars Piguet’s recent discourse on its Perpetual Calendar.

Elsewhere, Breitling revamped its own premium timepiece, tweaking the 55-year-old Top Time watch.

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