Audemars Piguet’s [Re]master01 Merges Avant-Garde Technology with Classic Design

It’s not every day that Audemars Piguet re-introduces a vintage chronograph, but that’s exactly what the Swiss watchmaker just did with the [Re]master01. The automatic chronograph is a re-interpretation of a 1943 model – one of only 307 chronographs the brand produced in the early 20th century – which will be exhibited at the new Bjarke Ingels-designed Musee Atelier Audemars Piguet museum reopening in late 2020. But this isn’t just a reissue; it’s a remaster.

The [Re]master01 stays true to the original chronograph’s design while incorporating the latest technology. The watch features a two-tone case and champagne dial, with lugs and caseback in stainless steel and the bezel, crown, and pushers in pink gold. It’s also equipped with the newest in-house generation of selfwinding chronograph mechanism: an automatic integrated chronograph with column wheel and flyback function. The coolest touch? The vintage “Audemars, Piguet & Co / Genève” logo. AP may be mining its past, but it has its sights firmly on the future.

The [Re]master01 is limited to just 500 pieces and will be sold in Audemars Piguet boutiques for USD$53,000.