Has anyone seen this dial execution before?

 By: Ray1126 : October 14th, 2020-00:43
I got this one from a local AD in around 2002/2003.  At the time I got it I was only attracted by its dial, and did not ask for too much information.  But after I got it I never saw another piece again in all these years.  I could not find it from the Internet, nor could I see it from any watch stores.  I am so eager to know how many pieces AP had produced for this particular dial.  I wrote to AP but they could not provide the production number of this piece.  If anyone here happens to know please let me know.  Much appreciated.  

I have never seen this before - The power reserve Indicator has a huge presence. [nt]

 By: templetowers : October 14th, 2020-00:48
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yes, as well as the numbers on the dual time clock... [nt]

 By: Ray1126 : October 14th, 2020-00:54
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Indeed - I like it . Very unusual [nt]

 By: templetowers : October 14th, 2020-02:11
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Yes, I have seen it online before

 By: VinnieD : October 14th, 2020-01:12
But never in person. This was the same period as their big Jules XX 6th Day 43mm or so if I am not mistaken
The signature in the power reserve is excellent!

Quite unique piece ! [nt]

 By: Chronometer (aka yacomino) : October 14th, 2020-02:36
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First time

 By: Weems@8 : October 14th, 2020-02:59
i see it.
The power reserve meter is marvelous.
It’s your unique AP.

you acquired it around 2002/2003. The time i started to see what is around in luxury watch world.
The first watches i saw were AP’s.
Honestly i was on the discovery for Rolex models.
Than i discovered Panerai. At that time, it was a totally new watch brand for me. I saved a few, to dream of. Radiomir, Luminor.

Today, none of the first i bought.
Going another direction.
The seed of Longines planted when i was on Rolex discovering.
My latest find, Omega, it opened my eyes. This brand is outstanding.

Never! [nt]

 By: amanico : October 14th, 2020-03:13
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never have i ever seen this dial in my life

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : October 14th, 2020-03:46
what a very very rare bird you have 

Very interesting, first time I see this dial! Hope someone can shed some light on this reference...Perhaps you received a piece unique from your AD? :-) [nt]

 By: FabR : October 14th, 2020-04:19
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I want to say yes, but the truth is no, I have not seen it.

 By: MichaelC : October 14th, 2020-05:44
I will review some publications in my library and see if it is in print.  Perhaps it was a dealer or regional version.

Interesting. It was definitely a numbers destroyer as the 1 is the only survivor. A pretty unique piece. [nt]

 By: Blansky : October 14th, 2020-07:28
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Could be a one off

 By: penang1974 : October 14th, 2020-09:30
The design language is not what you expect from the brand

I do not think I have ever come across this piece. It took me a few minutes to really take it in but I really like it. [nt]

 By: s_haverford : October 14th, 2020-13:48
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Thanks for all the replies..

 By: Ray1126 : October 15th, 2020-00:11
No matter how rare a watch is, you would still find it somewhere on the Internet.  But I don't know why I have no luck on this piece.  Interestingly AP had confirmed with me its technical information - at least it is authentic.  I am so much interested to know how many pieces AP had produced, and why none of its information could be found on the Internet..... But even AP could not provide the seems to be an unresolved case...

I've seen one!

 By: mitichili : October 15th, 2020-18:46
My friend has the same piece that he inherited from his dad! Unfortunately, he could not provide me with more information about the piece and I have not found anything related online either. I intend to take it to AP House Hong Kong with my friend sometime soon to see if they can tell us anything about the piece. Do you mind sharing what series and number your piece is?

Wow! It's so great to see another same piece!

 By: Ray1126 : October 16th, 2020-02:02
Here's the technical information:
Case number: E33936
Movement number: 496145
Calibre: 2229/2845
Reference: 25730ST.O.0789ST.08
I doubt if the Hong Kong AP could provide much information, but no harm to try.

Thanks for adding your photo... a rare bird it seems! [nt]

 By: MichaelC : October 16th, 2020-08:39
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That’s Fantastic

 By: Colin W : October 16th, 2020-15:19
A very rare mystery AP - hope you get further details to share - best of luck.

I saw this Dual Time on another Post

 By: JoeP : October 21st, 2020-08:17
If I recall correctly, there was another post about this model.  Particular details escapes me, however, I believe the post was able to confirm that the model was a Hong Kong boutique edition.  

There is something you dont see everyday! Never seen before, thanks for posting [nt]

 By: doubleup : October 27th, 2020-15:56
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