Wearing my modern Terminator...

Nov 05, 2023,22:11 PM

Hi all,

Just a 6 month update - it's been a blast wearing this Split Second Concept for nearly a half year now - and I have really enjoyed the incredibly avant garde design, the wearability, the Split and GMT complications, and the removable strap/buckle system. Previous 44mm models were sadly too intimidating for my wrist, and I wasn't thrilled about the difficulty changing straps. This Split-Second has definitively scratched the itch of cheating to RM (I regret even thinking about it!) and I hope they use the 43mm platform for more pieces beyond the Marvel editions. Love how the entire watch contours and curves on the wrist and makes it a symbiotic and almost cybernetic extension of the body...

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your Sunday all!


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Techno beast!

 By: pfang56 : November 5th, 2023-23:58
Thanks for the note! Cheers Peter


 By: amanico : November 6th, 2023-07:15

Wild and sexy! Enjoy!

 By: edtonkin : November 5th, 2023-23:10

Fun choice of words :)

 By: pfang56 : November 6th, 2023-00:00
Looks even more sexy with a red strap Enjoying this in Japan... Cheers Peter ...  

Looks perfect in red!

 By: fmc000 : November 9th, 2023-10:42
Much better IMHO.

I love it!

 By: BMR : November 5th, 2023-23:39

Me too!

 By: pfang56 : November 6th, 2023-00:01
Though because it's more modern it's a different type of want and lust. Maybe less romantic and more exotic ! Cheers Peter

Yes, we’ll said.

 By: BMR : November 9th, 2023-15:05
I agree with the more exotic nature of this one. That element really appeals to me about this one. I’m one that really values variety, and having a piece like this among more romantic or elegant pieces is such a pleasure for the change in pace. It’s fanta... 

Reminds me of a Transformer on the wrist 🦾

 By: ArmisT : November 6th, 2023-00:38
Like this thing can deploy into a mini-something if someone bothers you.😉🤣 Maybe that’s the next gen piece. This one is awesome. But you were considering an RM just for split second chrono? Or for the overall aesthetic?

Indeed! Transformer is an apt comparison

 By: pfang56 : November 6th, 2023-12:48
So far it only transforms in a few dimensions - a) strap, b) time zone, and c) the coolest feature, the hidden split second hand! Only considered the RM because I was a former collector many decades ago, when it was purely a "racing machine on the wrist" ... 

Out Standing one.

 By: Chaiwat : November 6th, 2023-03:48
It is great one in your collection, and similar to RM

Thank you!

 By: pfang56 : November 6th, 2023-12:49
You have amassed a special collection as well! Cheers Peter

Both complicated AP and RM are made by Giulio Papi

 By: piccolochimico (aka dsgalaxy1) : November 6th, 2023-05:59
Renaud & Papi is the place where all these mechanical marvels are designed and built, so no surprise if they look the same.

Indeed so it's still AP engineering in the end...

 By: pfang56 : November 6th, 2023-12:54
In some of the models - I understand the Vaucher based movements remain mostly outsourced or have some limited finishing. Not the same for most of AP's pieces...this makes this model a little more special! Peter

Absolutely beautiful! Looks great on your wrist.

 By: s_haverford : November 6th, 2023-09:44
I really like APs line of concepts and high complication time pieces. Unfortunately all, from what I have seen, are on the larger side and certainly do not fit my wrist. that being said, I hope AP will come as far as to include such compositions as the on... 

I must say...This concept and the Marvel Concepts have been surprisingly wearable!

 By: pfang56 : November 6th, 2023-13:01
I think the Marvel concepts are a little slimmer than the split (17.5mm vs 15mm in height, and 43mm vs 42mm in case)...so I hope they use that canvas in more models! Cheers Peter

Could never tire of seeing this in photos

 By: colton_d : November 6th, 2023-12:49
Let alone on my wrist! Thrilled to have one of our own Purists owning this marvelous piece, thank you for sharing the update! Hope it continues to bring you years of happiness on the wrist. Best, Colton

Thanks for the kind note!

 By: pfang56 : November 6th, 2023-13:07
Thrilled to own it, happy to share it This will probably become a defacto vacation travel watch from now on! Cheers Peter

Tour de Force AP!

 By: MichaelC : November 6th, 2023-13:56
Quite a beast. Visually & technically!

Thanks MichaelC!

 By: pfang56 : November 7th, 2023-01:31
It's definitely so! Audacity on the wrist with an infusion of technology and craftsmanship. Cheers Peter

Thanks for the update ..

 By: Horology75 : November 7th, 2023-10:51
Amazing piece and wear it in best of health in the future as well !

Much appreciated! Will definitely be wearing this more!

 By: pfang56 : November 9th, 2023-00:25
Appreciate the kind note Cheers Peter

Avante garde masterpiece

 By: Eikþyrnir : November 8th, 2023-19:09
This is the watch a modern day terminator would wear and I love it!

Yes. Maybe if they made a new terminator?

 By: pfang56 : November 9th, 2023-00:25
Or a transformer Cheers, and thanks for the Note! Peter

That to me, is the nicest AP concept

 By: Monopole : November 11th, 2023-17:22

Thanks for the note!

 By: pfang56 : November 11th, 2023-19:04
Definitely my favorite because it's most wearable, and I do appreciate the GMT and Split second too! Cheers Peter