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Audemars Piguet: I think much of the hoo-hah has to do with the marketing and build-up

AP really positioned CODE11-59 as a ground-breaking new collection, the next iconic design, took two years to work out how to affix the logo to the dial etc., etc., etc. I was expecting the Next Big Thing and something as revolutionary as the 2001 U.N. FREAK, for example. Instead, what we got was a
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By: NickO
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Audemars Piguet: I handled one in the NYC Boutique

And it just didn't sing to me. Maybe it is one of those designs that just takes a little time to get used to. I can think of several watches I did not like when they originally came out but later came to appreciate. All the best, NickO
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By: NickO
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Audemars Piguet: You could go the other way and put it in the 48mm Offshore case

Now you’d have plenty of room for a nice thick bezel without disturbing the bridge work. I know, I know, I pretty much live alone on Planet Big Watch, LOL NickO
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By: NickO
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Audemars Piguet: Anyone remember Walter Mondale’s 1984 catchphrase

“Where’s the beef?” Every time I see this reference I think “Where’s the bezel?” NickO
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Audemars Piguet: I agree with you, Passionista

Time to get our AP Teardrop tat 😀 NickO
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Audemars Piguet: MichaelC, if you love the structural aspect of that case

Come all the way to the dark side and get a De Bethune DB28 😀 Takes that design theme to an extreme and will look great in your watch box next to your Freak. Hope you’re having a great start to 2019! NickO
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Ulysse Nardin: I agree, it wears SO much smaller and that's what is stopping me from getting one

With the thick bezel, it wears like a 40mm IMO. I'm the opposite of Kev above - I love big watches and I struggle with the proportions of the Freak. I may be the only person who wishes they made a 50mm Freak. That I could get behind NickO
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By: NickO
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Audemars Piguet: Ouch! I agree 100%

I certainly hope those images are a ruse. Best, NickO
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By: NickO
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Automotive: This is a Fair Question

However, to have female talent at the top of the pyramid (Formula One) you need to have significant numbers of female drivers at the other levels of the pyramid - that is, a strong base of female talent. But how many teenage women are there in Karting? In the numerous Junior Formulas? In Formula 3 a
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By: NickO
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