In an unsurprising turn of events, Audemars Piguet has re-focused its attention to its past designs. The Audemars Piguet Remaster01 Self-Winding Chronograph is a new watch release for 2020 that reiterates the handsome design of a 1943 original in a slightly confused, albeit still very good-looking package.
The original we are referring to is the Audemars Piguet Reference 1533, a three-register, two-tone (in some versions), 36.5mm wide, hand-wound chronograph produced in extremely low quantities in the early 1940s. The Remaster01, or [Re]master01, takes the core components of that aesthetic, namely the tear drop lugs, two-tone case construction using steel and 18kt pink gold, and the three-register dial layout — a truly exotic detail for the time.
There have been some considerable changes performed as the 1533 gets a new lease of life in a new millennium. First of all, replaced is the modest size, now inflated from 36.5mm to 40mm. 36.5mm would be perfectly acceptable today — just th..Continue reading