Audemars Piguet [RE]Master02 Selfwinding is An Ode to 1960s Brutalism

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Audemars Piguet [RE]Master02 Selfwinding is An Ode to 1960s Brutalism

The Audemars Piguet [RE]Master02 Selfwinding pays homage to the Brutalist-inspired designs of the 1960s, specifically the iconic Model 5159BA. This limited edition of 250 pieces carries forward the legacy of the [RE]Master01, which reimagined a rare 1943 chronograph. The [RE]Master02 features a distinctive 41mm rectangular case crafted from a new 18-carat sand gold alloy, paired with a stunning "Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50" dial that captures unique light and texture effects.

Blending Vintage Aesthetic with Modern Engineering

Vintage Aesthetic with Modern
Vintage Aesthetic with Modern

The [RE]Master02 beautifully marries vintage charm with state-of-the-art performance. Powered by the Calibre 7129, this ultra-thin movement emphasizes hour and minute precision, free from any date indication to maintain the geometric purity of the dial. The dial itself is a marvel, with twelve intricately arranged triangles, each with a linear satin finish that creates captivating light effects.

A Legacy of Innovation

A Legacy of Innovation
A Legacy of Innovation

Audemars Piguet’s legacy, dating back to 1875, is celebrated through the [RE]Master collection, which offers contemporary reinterpretations of some of the brand’s rarest timepieces. The 1960s were transformative for the Manufacture, marked by bold, angular designs like the limited 5159BA Model, now honored through the [RE]Master02.

Masterful Craftsmanship

Masterful Craftsmanship
Masterful Craftsmanship

The case of the [RE]Master02 is a testament to modern craftsmanship. The newly introduced sand gold alloy, a blend of gold, copper, and palladium, imparts a warm, sand dune-inspired hue. The asymmetrical design, sharp corners, and integrated lugs are both striking and sophisticated. A satin finish enhances the case’s raw, matte look, contrasting beautifully with the polished dial contours. The caseback, engraved with “Limited Edition,” features an asymmetrical oscillating weight in matching sand gold.

Intricate Dial Design

The dial’s design showcases Audemars Piguet’s meticulous attention to detail. The “Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50” hue is achieved through Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD), with twelve individually machined triangles creating a mesmerizing light play. The hour and minute hands, in 18-carat sand gold, complement the dial’s geometric precision, further emphasized by the absence of hour markers and a date window.

Pinnacle of Horological Engineering

Pinnacle of Horological
Pinnacle of Horological

Underneath the artistic exterior lies the Calibre 7129, reflecting the pinnacle of horological engineering. Based on the Calibre 7121, it features a larger barrel for enhanced precision and energy efficiency. Luxurious finishes such as Côtes de Genève, circular satin, snailing, sunray brushing, and polished angles are visible through the sapphire caseback. A 22-carat gold oscillating weight, in matching sand gold tones, adds the final touch of elegance.

Elegant Finishing Touches

Completing the [RE]Master02 is a blue alligator leather strap that harmonizes with the dial tones, offering a matt finish that enhances the watch’s overall aesthetic.


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