I think the case looks potentially very interesting. I'm a fan of scalloped or skeletonised lugs.
You can't knock them for trying to produce something new. It may be an instant hit, it may be a sleeper with a slow build or it could tank but everyone will have to agree them doing this makes it interesting for us.
I do wonder whether or not they should be looking back to some of the vintage AP references for inspiration. Of course should they just replicate one of those there will be a lot of us here that would say "lazy, they are not being progressive etc etc" but if it was the right reference I'm not sure that would even be a bad thing from our perspective. The interesting question for me on that would be whether or not AP believe a watch like this could even sell to their existing customer base.
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Seeing in the flesh is everything however it seems big and bulky, almost hybrid like between Sports and Dress ala Skydweller if you will. Nothing I see to make me reach into my wallet which is disappointing
Keep the reveals coming.
Skeletonised lugs are sweet! Sweep seconds hand. Check! Arabic numerals. Check! Size. Hmmmm, not sure. Date aperture at 4:30. Hmmm, not sure. I'm eager to see more. M4
Case looks very interesting
but the dial is giving me JLC Polaris and VC FiftySix vibes - I hope it doesn't veer into 'generic sport watch' territory (not that I have anything against either of those watches).
This is clearly going to be a very polarizing release from AP and I feel like we have been misled from the few drawings and leaks that we've seen. So far I've seen a perpetual calendar version, a chronograph version, and now what looks like a time and dat...
I'll wait to see the final version, of course, but as others have pointed out, the case seems incongruous with the dial and hands. The case=modern, almost architectural The dial & hands=more classic and staid I'll avoid saying too much about the date ...