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Just saw this novelty on Monochrome and think it's way cool!

 
 By: M4 : March 24th, 2020-17:14
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M4

Really nice

 
 By: EinPa : March 24th, 2020-17:23
Is it for sale?

Absolutely, a new release.

 
 By: M4 : March 24th, 2020-17:28

500 piece LE, modeled after a 1940s chronograph, but not a replica.
I totally love it, even the 2-tone, which is usually a no go for me.
$50k, so not inexpensive.
M4

Horological comfort food

 
 By: jmpTT : March 24th, 2020-17:48
The price may be a bit optimistic given the market conditions, but for a lot of us, the first desirable dress AP in a long time. If not a sales darling, the press will be dying to get their hands on this to review. I would wear this with joy, as the 1940s were a golden age for chronographs. Obviously some nitpicks with Geneve on the dial, but I hope this is the start of a retro collection. A perpetual calendar and triple calendar at the $12,000 price point would be welcome follow ups.

I read AP had a workshop in Geneva until the 70s [nt]

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : March 24th, 2020-19:12
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Another photo.

 
 By: M4 : March 24th, 2020-17:51




Taking a good look at this skillful modern idealization of a 40s piece, it looks strange and marvelous to my eyes.

 
 By: Spangles - Mr. Tabby : March 24th, 2020-19:15
The steel, rose, and gilt make a dissonant harmony of another age. The movement, however, really seems posed to carry AP forward, and is beautiful in form and finish.

AP should fire the person in charge of naming new products. What's up with these wacky names?

 
 By: Lankysudanese : March 24th, 2020-20:57
I’m not a two-tone guy, but this will appeal to many others. Maybe I’m asking for too much but, at this price point, part of me thinks that it should be manually-wound.


I agree

 
 By: MPP : March 24th, 2020-21:23
I like the vintage dial, but don’t love the two-tone case, although I suspect it will be popular. Also would prefer a manual, not automatic, movement. Could be just the reflection off the dial, but the rose gold seems to have a copper tint. Pricing seems high, but in line with the VC Cornes de Vache.

Unexpected and interesting! Thanks for sharing🥂 [nt]

 
 By: FabR : March 24th, 2020-21:04
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Wow, very nice. The case is a marvel. I really like the dial, too. Hope there will be other metal versions. [nt]

 
 By: amanico : March 24th, 2020-23:47
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I don't think so. The watch it is modeled on was also 2-tone.

 
 By: M4 : March 25th, 2020-06:30
But we can always hope!
M4

Great case and dial.

 
 By: Reuven Malter : March 25th, 2020-00:50
The rotor design looks as if it comes from an ETA- trainee. Dont like their distribution-strategy either.

Not seeing much to dislike with the rotor.

 
 By: M4 : March 25th, 2020-04:27




As far as distribution strategy, although AP is calling it a LE, it's a 500 piece run so they'll be around for quite awhile (especially at $50k each). M4

This is what made me think of the ETA. It might have been a bit unfair, however I think at this price point and thinking about the VC CdV; they could do a little bit more .

 
 By: Reuven Malter : March 25th, 2020-04:44



The rotor looks very much like one of the vintage AP rotors. I'm sure they intended the rotor as a homage to the vintage pieces of their own company. [nt]

 
 By: Emil Wojcik : March 25th, 2020-11:16
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Thanks for sharing M4. This is a great looking timepiece.

 
 By: MichaelC : March 25th, 2020-05:32
Howard needs a new watch, yes?  That white PAM could use a little break.  Tell him to get one!  ;-)

Haha. Wishful thinking my friend! [nt]

 
 By: M4 : March 25th, 2020-06:28
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This further cements my personal lack of interest in anything AP. [nt]

 
 By: LX : March 25th, 2020-07:27
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At first glance I really like this one...

 
 By: mdg : March 25th, 2020-12:56
...with a couple of caveats. The rose gold is a bit too 'brassy' to me. Personally I would have preferred yellow gold over platinum or white gold at this price. The yellow of the dial and the hour/minute hands could use a bit more contrast. And the universal nitpick...38mm would have been fantastic. But I've always loved two-tone watches, whether it cases or numbers/markers of different metals. 

Oh...a really important point...

 
 By: mdg : March 25th, 2020-14:03
thinner! A manual-wind would probably be a good way to achieve this and be truer to the original.