[RE]MASTER02 Audemars Piguet

[RE]MASTER02 Audemars Piguet


The Le Brassus manufacture delves into its archives to reinterpret a distinctive 1960s watch in a modern, exclusive version, limited to 250 pieces.

In the aftermath of the Second World War, an architectural style took hold until the 1970s: Brutalism, a movement that favored simple geometric work, made of massive blocks and uncluttered materials, and inspired watchmaking. Between 1959 and 1963, Audemars Piguet produced around 30 asymmetrical watches, including the reference 5159BA, of which only 7 were produced. Continuing its creative approach initiated 4 years ago of reinterpreting emblematic models of a bygone era, the Manufacture of Le Brassus presents the [RE]Master02, a watch with an atypical, almost futuristic silhouette that makes a lasting impression.

Indeed, its rectangular case (41mm) with integrated horns in satin-finish sand gold, this gold amalgamated with copper and palladium to give it reflections oscillating between beige and grey depending on the light, plays with inclinations and angles, a particular shape followed by the sapphire crystal that protects the dial. Dressed in the famous “Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50” (Night Blue, Cloud 50), the dial is composed of 12 mosaic-like triangles separated by golden chamfers. One of them, at 3 o’clock, like a line seemingly stretched to infinity, underlines the brand’s signature, while in the center of this abstract painting devoid of indexes and numerals, two baton-type hands display the hours and minutes.

The essential rhythm of time is set by the extra-thin 7129 caliber, a 4hz movement with automatic winding by bidirectional oscillating weight, a large barrel and a 52-hour power reserve.