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HEROES OF THE FRONTIER

Audemars Piguet’s success in adorning the wrists of A-listers — from Jay-Z to Denzel Washington via Ellen DeGeneres and James Corden — has brought the house wider public attention. Clued-up members of the mechanical watch intelligentsia, though — serious collectors who care about creative yen, artisanal detail, progressive design and technical mastery — pay more heed to the musings of the Bangladesh-born Londoner Ahmed Rahman (a.k.a. Shary), an avid watch collector whose affection for the 144-year-old haute horlogerie giant is in abundant evidence on his Instagram page, @time_mechanic.

Shary, an avid James Bond fan, had his passion for watches ignited by

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