Lovely. Thanks for sharing. I would have plumped for yours but I've just emerged from a vein of buying YG/RG watches, and liked the ivory dial this time.

Sep 21, 2021,23:17 PM
 

As for the crossed 4, I'm going to hazard a guess: it's a delicate nod to the Christian tradition of its designers. It didn't appear on the font that A-L Breguet himself designed.


All of the the numerals are heavily stylised but only the 4 bears this additional touch. It has to have a significance all of its own. It's more than just a swish to do away with negative space (there isn't any to do away with anyway). That would actually be rather inelegant. No, it's more than that: it's a Crucifix. This sort of thing isn't unique. We only have to consider the Maltese Cross and VC, and the Spanish Order of Calatrava and PP.

So this would be my suggestion, and am hoping someone can speak with authority on the matter.


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Jules Audemars Selfwinding Chronograph Calibre 3124/3841

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 26th, 2021-15:29
This arrived today. First, the basics: Ref. 26100 Date of release: 2009 Case diameter: 41mm; thickness: 12.6mm Movement: Automatic 3124/3841 No. of jewels: 59 Case/deployant material: White gold Water resistance: 2ATM Dial: Ivory Beat: 21,600 vph Power re...  

A spectacular watch.

 
 By: Bill : August 26th, 2021-15:39
I think this one is flying under the radar. A real beauty. Enjoy

It flew under the radar and right out of the catalogue a couple of years ago.

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 26th, 2021-15:56
Fortunately it still seems to be available new and pre-owned and wildly, though at wildly disparate prices.

That's a lot of jewels...

 
 By: mdg : August 26th, 2021-15:39
...and it's a truly lovely watch. I just wished they had used a manual movement that fit the case better...

Yup. Including the DD chronograph module it has more than 400 parts.

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 26th, 2021-15:52
I've never fathomed the lament "wish this was an automatic/manual." If I wanted a watch with a particular movement, I'd get it: quartz, spring drive, manual, automatic or solar. Am curious to learn why it took AP so long to produce its own automatic calib... 

It's because manual movements are traditional in a chronograph...

 
 By: mdg : August 26th, 2021-16:10
...and those movements are usually much slimmer than automatics. I think this is one of the best looking watches out there, especially in the price range, but I will never buy it because of the unnecessary thickness. Same with the AP Re-Master. It is stun... 

That's perfectly reasonable. Thanks for taking the time to explain. I appreciate it.

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 26th, 2021-17:33
You're a purist, I can tell! I'm a little less exacting. I quite like the mix-and-match nature of this watch, as I do with modern iterations in general. There's no doubting however that manual chronographs can be aesthetically prettier than their automati...  

Fully agree…

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : August 27th, 2021-02:08

Thank you, Sir.

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 26th, 2021-17:35
My eyes are now fixed on a certain Christiaan Van Der Klaauw Planetarium. After that, a Vacheron Constantin Mercator (Africa and Eurasia). You will know a thing or two about at least one of these two lovelies...

Underrated

 
 By: m2 : August 26th, 2021-18:18
Love the classic styling, congrats! I hope people pay more attention to the rest of APs products outside of the RO. Watches like this and the Millenary line are really cool.

Hmmm…nice one and it reminds me of the recent interest…

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : August 26th, 2021-20:01
In early models of Roger Dubuis’ Hommage and Sympathie models. Maybe it’s the start of a new wave? Congratulations, it is a nice stealth watch with a strong name 👍🏻

Thank you. That wave has become quite prominent lately with a number of well-known platforms doing their part to highlight the mastery of early RD.

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 26th, 2021-20:07
This is a more modest proposition, I'd say, but one that nicely went about doing its own thing before AP decided to mix things up.

The roots are the foundation and someday, I think it will grow strong again…

 
 By: Clueless_Collector : August 26th, 2021-20:14
I am also looking at these unsung heroes of AP, not because others are not looking but because I’m also old school. You are off to a good start 👍🏻

Congrats on this good looking piece

 
 By: Mr.Gatsby : August 27th, 2021-02:09
Wear it in the best of health Best G

Much appreciated.

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 27th, 2021-02:15

Thank you for the appreciation.

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : August 27th, 2021-15:12
The inward-sloped bezel gives the dial a nice, compact appearance. Its pronounced numerals and hands don't feel squeezed for space at all, and apart from a wee nibble of the 8 the registers don't eat at the numerals either. It's all quite well done.

Always a pleasure bro🙏

 
 By: holdemchamp1225 : August 27th, 2021-18:00

My RG says hi

 
 By: Rock1 : September 21st, 2021-17:24
Brings you back to the art deco era of the '20s. Noticed the end of the "4" horizontal line is crossed and my RGM 801E has the same "4" design. Does anyone know where this look of the 4 came from? or is it just a flourish, shared with RGM (stunning guillo...  

Lovely. Thanks for sharing. I would have plumped for yours but I've just emerged from a vein of buying YG/RG watches, and liked the ivory dial this time.

 
 By: Age_of_Surfaces : September 21st, 2021-23:17
As for the crossed 4, I'm going to hazard a guess: it's a delicate nod to the Christian tradition of its designers. It didn't appear on the font that A-L Breguet himself designed. All of the the numerals are heavily stylised but only the 4 bears this addi... 

Looks brand new.

 
 By: MichaelC : September 22nd, 2021-12:52
Sorry I missed replying here, I recall seeing the post and thought I had! I love this JA case. And a 2 subdial watch is very much to my liking.