I tried to review one a few years back

Jul 02, 2015,07:25 AM

But was unable to get a piece in hand.

I wish it were a model we discussed more.  The Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon Chronograph from 2013 is a top 5 AP for me.

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AP Tradition Extra-Thin

 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 1st, 2015-15:00
Friends, I just wanted to share three shots of the AP Traditional Extra-Thin. Not one of the most exposed lines from AP. The cushion shaped case, the skeleton hands and the applied numerals… Thin tapered lugs… Not really what we are used to see from AP! T...  

Not really to my taste, personally

 By: vitalsigns : July 1st, 2015-15:44
Not really to my taste, personally The cushion case at 41mm will look enormous on the wrist And that broad, flat, brushed bezel seems tremendously inelegant, in apparent contrast to the detailed hands and almost-Breguet numerals And that tiny crown? Excep... 

Your feelings may be why....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 1st, 2015-23:20
We don't read much about this line here? My biggest concern about the bezel is that it probably is a scratch magnet! Regarding the crown, it didn't feel small when winding/settning the watch. But compated to the bezel it do look small. Thank you for your ... 

AP has so many great non-Royal Oak pieces

 By: vitalsigns : July 2nd, 2015-09:42
AP has so many great non-Royal Oak pieces. I'm not sure how well AP sells non-RO pieces, but ever since the late 90s, I've sensed that AP hasn't been able to get much traction with its non-RO lines. Conjecture on my part. A shame, really, as AP has, IMO, ... 

You are probably correct....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 2nd, 2015-12:22
And I can only agree with you that they should get more attention to their none OR lines! Best Blomman


 By: gworchell : July 1st, 2015-18:09
Blomman, I have always felt that the Tradition series is a beautiful line of dress watches. My tastes tend to favor luxury sport watches,,which is why the Royal Oak and Offshore references form the bilk of my collection. But as far as dress watches go, I ... 

Not my watch.....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 1st, 2015-23:23
Thank you, Garrett! This is not my watch.... :( I just had the pleasure to see it in real! :) And of course share it here with you! :) Best Blomman

I like it, but

 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : July 2nd, 2015-00:04
not this version! If I remember well, there was also a platin perpetual calender version of this watch, but with a handwounded Frederique Piquet pocket watch movement! That version is even more thinner than this gold, because of the movement. I was luckil... 

There is one with PP calendar, Moon phases and....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 2nd, 2015-12:25
Minute Repeater! :) Never had the chance to see that one in real... Best Blomman

This was

 By: Speedie74 aka Mr. Torquise : July 2nd, 2015-13:13
on my hand: courtesy from the Net. It hasn't got a minute repeater, but you are right, there is a minute repeater-version as well. On that version the moonphase is at 9. Yours, Adam ...  

That one looks great!

 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 3rd, 2015-00:33
You didn't take any photos...? Best Blomman

I tried to review one a few years back

 By: MichaelC : July 2nd, 2015-07:25
But was unable to get a piece in hand. I wish it were a model we discussed more. The Tradition Minute Repeater Tourbillon Chronograph from 2013 is a top 5 AP for me. ...  

Ah, yes - That one looks awesome! :)

 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 2nd, 2015-12:26
How is the sound? As good as it looks? Best Blomman

the longer I look at it

 By: Arie - Mr Orange : July 8th, 2015-17:21
the stronger it's design becomes! Never saw one live tho. I will be on the look out for a live viewing. Is this model made to compete the Nautilus in some (shape?) weird way? When was it produced for the first time? How many are made per year? Can't reall... 

Arie, I have no clue.....

 By: blomman Mr Blue : July 9th, 2015-00:18
If my memory doesn't fail me, the shape is picked up from a old pocket watch made by Audemars Piguet. About rarity, etc - maybe Michael can help us out! Best Blomman