In what we hope will be the first of many watches to be unveiled in these dark times, Audemars Piguet has just released their latest model. Called the Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph, this new piece is actually a tribute to one of the Le Brassus firm's early 20th-century watches. This is an interesting step from AP, going down the path of creating homages, revivals, re-creations whatever you want to call them, and it's a course we've seen several other watchmakers recently take. How successful is it? Well, let's take a closer look. Based on a 1943 chronograph that Audemars Piguet themselves acquired from Phillips Auctions way back in 2014, there's no denying that this latest watch presents as something undeniably antiquated. The post-deco vibes are strong, with the case blending both polished steel and 18k pink gold into its design the case being steel, but the bezel, chronograph pushers and noticeably unsigned, oversized crown being hewn from the precious metal. However, while the two-tone aesthetic of the case is definitely old school, as is the highly stylised lugs, the dimensions of this new watch, which measure 40mm across, are most definitely 21st century. And that's very important,…

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