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Old 16 November 2022, 07:21 PM   #1
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Another 26240CE incoming

Seems AP is handing these out like candy

Managed to pick it up in the middle of a 10 day, 20000 mile business trip. Perfect timing and perfect service by the team at AP.

Quite the transformation in the course of 40min:


Nothing quite like AP black ceramic (promise I'll post some better pictures eventually):


Some quick observations: Unlike the 15416, only the 8 or so removable links have holes (on one side). As I was warned, a special tool is required to change links - no DIY here. The bracelet links do not taper in thickness, unlike for the current steel and gold bracelets. I find the gold and steel 26240 a bit chunky, but the black ceramic hides that quite well, in terms of optics and weight.

Overall, awesome day and awesome watch
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Old 16 November 2022, 07:33 PM   #2
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Congrats indeed.
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Old 16 November 2022, 07:37 PM   #3
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Brilliant last photo, congrats.
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Old 16 November 2022, 07:57 PM   #4
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Old 16 November 2022, 07:58 PM   #5
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Congrats!

Glad to hear your patience paid off!
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Old 16 November 2022, 08:12 PM   #6
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Huge congrats, looks incredible!
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Old 16 November 2022, 09:27 PM   #7
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Great incoming! Congrats!


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Old 16 November 2022, 10:16 PM   #8
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Beautiful, congratulations! Impeccable timing as well
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Old 16 November 2022, 10:20 PM   #9
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Old 16 November 2022, 10:25 PM   #10
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Congrats, super cool
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Old 16 November 2022, 10:49 PM   #11
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Beautiful! Congrats!


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Old 16 November 2022, 10:52 PM   #12
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Beautiful, congrats! And I love that you were wearing the Omega/Swatch beforehand. Typical WIS move, which we see, appreciate, and applaud. :)
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Old 16 November 2022, 10:54 PM   #13
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Congrats ! It proves my guess earlier is correct as we got the same reference. AP ceramic is the best!


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Old 17 November 2022, 12:27 AM   #14
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Congrats. Looks amazing.
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Old 17 November 2022, 12:28 AM   #15
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Congrats. What an amazing piece!!


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Old 17 November 2022, 12:32 AM   #16
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Lovely, congrats!
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Old 17 November 2022, 12:33 AM   #17
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Congrats! So 3 ceramic chrono allocations on this forum in the span of a month? Pretty remarkable!
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Old 17 November 2022, 12:38 AM   #18
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Congrats! So 3 ceramic chrono allocations on this forum in the span of a month? Pretty remarkable!
Yeah, the boutique wouldn't tell me how many they've already sold, but three (known) deliveries among the TRF crowd in a short span is quite surprising.
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Old 17 November 2022, 01:20 AM   #19
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Yeah, the boutique wouldn't tell me how many they've already sold, but three (known) deliveries among the TRF crowd in a short span is quite surprising.
A very big congrats!

It was a 2H 2022 release and came in rather late. This is the final allocation with the 50th rotor and then we're not sure if they will continue the model.

My understanding is only 2-3 were given to each boutique. So roughly less than 100 globally made with 50th rotor. It is a very popular and wearable watch vs the QPs so many are hoping it becomes a "production" model in 2023.
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Old 21 November 2022, 10:31 PM   #20
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A very big congrats!

It is a very popular and wearable watch vs the QPs so many are hoping it becomes a "production" model in 2023.
Was wondering why you think more wearable than the QP? Was looking at a non ceramic QP, and would love your opinion.

Also, big congrats to the OP on an epic watch. A true stunner!


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Old 26 November 2022, 12:06 PM   #21
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Was wondering why you think more wearable than the QP? Was looking at a non ceramic QP, and would love your opinion.

Also, big congrats to the OP on an epic watch. A true stunner!


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Water resistance. The Ceramic Chrono and openworked are both 50m while the QPs are 20m.
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Old 17 November 2022, 01:14 AM   #22
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Looks great on you. Congrats. More photos please.


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Old 17 November 2022, 02:03 AM   #23
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Wow, big congrats!
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Old 17 November 2022, 02:03 AM   #24
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Congrats on the gorgeous new piece!


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Old 17 November 2022, 02:28 AM   #25
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Congrats!! It looks really great. You made quite the upgrade


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Old 17 November 2022, 03:08 AM   #26
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Love it congrats!!!!
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Old 17 November 2022, 03:29 AM   #27
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Fantastic well done :-)
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Old 17 November 2022, 03:40 AM   #28
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Awesome, it looks really good on you.


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Old 17 November 2022, 03:59 AM   #29
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Old 17 November 2022, 04:28 AM   #30
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Congrats! Spectacular Watch
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