The Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph comes hot on the heels of their Code 11.59 – the Swiss watchmaker’s failed attempt to move away from its dependence on the Royal Oak. To move the metal, AP’s gone back to its roots, launching a new watch based on their 1941 chronograph, reference 1533. “Gone back” as in retreated? Well . . .
Props to fratellowatches for trying to tell the truth about watches. Specifically, the AP Code 11.59, a $26,800 watch so bland it should be called Code Vanilla. See guys? That’s how you do it. Unfortunately, Robb Nudds’ and Balazs Ferenczi’s Sunday Morning Showdown had all the verisimilitude of Championship Wrestling . . .