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Audemars Piguet: The $2K was for the entire rubber clad bezel, not just the replacement rubber covering?

That would make sense as the bezel is made of solid rose gold with a rubber covering and the price of gold would make it more expensive than the carbon bezel.
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By: NickO
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Audemars Piguet: I think so, Jay, the deterioration of the carbon is a function of both wear and time

I believe the latest compound of carbon that AP uses today is much more durable. Perhaps someone more knowledgeable than me could expand on that and highlight the developments over the past thirteen years (I think the Alinghi was first released in 2007?).
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By: NickO
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Audemars Piguet: I had the bezel replaced on mine

and it ran me around $1,300 if I remember correctly. In the grander scheme of things, I didn’t think that was too bad. Now, the price of a replacement case may be another story, I have no idea.
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By: NickO
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Audemars Piguet: I’m a big fan of the Alinghi, but not a fan of the carbon case

The watch looks great on day one, the problem is how the carbon ages over time and all the sharp edges of the case and bezel become rounded. That’s not an aesthetic to my taste, so I went with the rose gold case version and a new carbon bezel, which I love! I do agree with you, I’d love to see anoth
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By: NickO
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TimeOut: It’s a crazy world, for sure, right now

My dad celebrated his 80th birthday in July, he lives in Frankfurt, and I couldn’t enter Germany at that time. So, we’ve postponed it for one year and we will do a big 81st birthday party next July. I hope you get to do something similar. I love LA, not many better places on earth to celebrate a bir
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By: NickO
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TimeOut: Must be nice to travel to Milan!

We Americans can only dream of visiting that wonderful city at this time. Nice Gucci sneakers, BTW!
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By: NickO
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