[RE]Master02 Selfwinding pays tribute to a Brutalist-inspired watch created in 1960 (Model 5159BA). Following in the footsteps of [RE]Master01, launched in 2020 to reinterpret a rare chronograph from 1943, this new limited edition of 250 pieces features an asymmetrical 41 mm rectangular case in the new 18-carat sand gold alloy launched earlier this year and a "Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50" parted dial creating unique effects of light and texture.

Combining vintage aesthetic with cutting-edge performance, this new reference is equipped with the Calibre 7129.

Close up of a [RE]Master02 Selfwinding watch.

The case of [RE]Master02 is fully crafted in sand gold, a new 18-carat gold alloy whose hue varies between white and pink gold depending on the light and the movement of the wrist.

Launched earlier this year on a Royal Oak Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Openworked reference, this new material, which takes its name from sand dunes, is composed of gold, copper and palladium for a warm appearance.

Savoir faire shoot of a [RE]Master02 Selfwinding watch.
Close up of a [RE]Master02 Selfwinding dial.

[RE]Master02 is enriched by a “Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50” dial that combines different geometries. It is subdivided into twelve individually machined brass triangles that have been decorated with a linear satin finish before being placed on a brass plate with minuscule feet. The triangles are separated by sand gold partitions that facilitate the reading of the time.

Between 1959 and 1963, Audemars Piguet created more than 30 asymmetrical models, most of which were produced in less than 10 pieces. [RE]Master02 is a fantastic opportunity to revive this forgotten golden age.

Sébastian Vivas

Heritage and Museum Director, Audemars Piguet

Inside view of a Audemars Piguet boutique.