The Unique Design Elements of the Audemars Piguet [RE]Master02

Ah, Audemars Piguet – a name that resonates with elegance and innovation. Today, we’re diving into the New Audemars Piguet [RE]Master02, a watch that’s causing quite a stir in the watch world. Let's explore what makes this timepiece truly unique.

A Nod to History

In 2019, Audemars Piguet introduced the Code 1159 collection, shifting focus from their iconic Royal Oak series. A year later, they unveiled the [RE]Master01, drawing inspiration from a 1940s chronograph. Fast forward four years, and we have the [RE]Master02, a watch that nods to Audemars Piguet's 1961 reference 5159BA, reimagined and redesigned for 2024.


Distinctive Case Design

The brutalist asymmetrical [RE]Master02 features a unique case made of Sand Gold, an 18k gold alloy that strikes a balance between white and pink hues; a material first seen in the Royal Oak Self winding Flying Tourbillon Open worked.

VS the 27.5mm of the 5159BA the case is significantly larger -a more modern day 41mm with a thickness of 9.7mm, this watch showcases a robust, angular design with unique geometry. The crystal, shaped to follow the case contours, offers a charming distortion when viewed from an angle – a delightful touch that adds character.


The Dial

The dial of the [RE]Master02 is a masterpiece. It boasts the "Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50" hue achieved through Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD), segmented into twelve triangles, each adorned with a linear satin finish. The sand gold lines separating these segments serve as hour markers, complemented by matching sand gold hands. This attention to detail emphasises the brands meticulous craftsmanship.


The Movement

The Movement Inside of the [RE]Master02 houses the automatic 7129, derived from the 7121 seen in the Royal Oak Extra Thin models. At just 2.8mm thick, this movement offers a 52 hour power reserve, ensuring the watch runs smoothly. The precision of this movement highlights Audemars Piguet’s commitment to excellence.


Shaped Watches Are Making A Comeback

Interestingly, shaped watches are experiencing a resurgence. The Cartier Crash, with it's distinctive melted appearance, has become a hot topic. Similarly, the B/1 by Toledano & Chan, and Bamford’s Neprosolar are making waves with their bold brutalist designs. The [RE]Master02 fits perfectly into this trend, offering a unique shape.

With only 250 pieces available, the [RE]Master02 is destined to become a sought after watch. It's unique design and the historical tie to the 5159BA guarantee is will be a standout addition to any collection.

Specs and Price Recap
  • Reference: 15240SG.OO.A347CR.01
  • Case Material: Sand Gold
  • Case Size: 41mm diameter, 9.7mm thickness
  • Dial: "Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50" with linear satin finish
  • Movement: Automatic Caliber 7129
  • Power Reserve: 52 hours
  • Water Resistance: 30m
  • Strap: Alligator leather with sand gold pin buckle
  • Price: $47,200 [£36,900]
  • Limited Edition: 250 pieces

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