Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Watches
Audemars Piguet Holding SA is one of the oldest Swiss watchmakers with its origin dating as early as 1875. The luxury watches manufacturer was found by two intellects from Switzerland- Jules Louis Audemars and Edward Auguste Piguet. To distinguish itself from the rest of brands, Audemars Piguet watch collections feature Grande Complication timepieces, an attribute that has remained since in the beginning. Recently, the iconic Swiss company ignited SIHH 2019 with a novel lineup that left all present jaw-dropped.
The new Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 displays remarkable aesthetic and technical complexity of deep-rooted classic and extraordinary design. The watch has a “three-layered” case with an octagonal middle-case sandwiched amid a round top and back.
The History of Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Watches
Since its debut in 1875, Audemars Piguet has truly pushed its limits of craftsmanship by blending its ingenuity with tradition and precision. With the desire to attain perfect technicalities, the Swiss watchmaker has progressively invested in new methodologies and production standards.
For over 140 years, Audemars Piguet has remained focused on creating Grande Complication watches. Throughout its watchmaking undertaking, the Le Brassus-based company takes innovation at heart, understand it and then design demanding mechanical mechanisms. With the desire to create an extraordinary watch, AP is much focused on the artistic aspect rather not precision. That, nevertheless, doesn’t mean an Audemars Piguet watch is not precise. The watch’s movement is undeniably superior. But since the brand doesn’t have a standard minimum precision like that of a brand like Rolex, it focuses much on aesthetics. When you compare the movements of the two brands, Rolex and AP, you’ll probably note that of AP is intricate in design. And also it has superb finishes of motifs, and or engravings- something you’ll rarely find in a Rolex.
Although you’ll find an Audemars Piguet watch not as famous as a Rolex, the former surprisingly has interesting breakthroughs in horology. In 1892, the brand designed the world’s first wristwatch with minute repeater function and around 3 decades later it introduced the smallest repeater.
In 2019’s SIHH Show, Audemars Piguet introduced another unusual design which features a combination of rounded and octagonal case. Although the octagonal design is widely known from the Royal Oak, the original and earliest octagon AP watch debuted around 1917. The watch had an octagonal case with its bezel and the bracelet set with diamonds.
With the newly-released Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 collection, the case of the encompassed watches is rounded but with an octagonal embedding at the middle. Although some might think it as an evolution of the previous models, the lineup is entirely an independent family. All the 13 encompassed models have their case in either white gold or rose gold.
Though the Code 11.59 watch was already unique with its case, Audemars Piguet didn’t stop it there. The artisans felt there was still room for extra exclusivity, which definitely will go for the lugs.
Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 watches have skeletonized lugs with the upper part joining to the ultra-thin bezel and the lower end leaning delicately against the caseback. The lugs hold a hexagonal pin which in turn holds the alligator skin strap with a gold-applied folding clasp. Additionally, all the references under the Code 11.59 collection have a thick rounded winding crown with large knurls and the traditional AP emblem.
For the front display, Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 watches feature an especial sapphire crystal with double curving. The intent of the arched profile is to enhance an exceptional optic experience. Following their distinctive functionalities, the inner casing and the movements vary across the encompassed models as some are more complicated than others.
Reference 15210BC.OO.A002CR.01 and rest of Automatic models, for example, has its dial with various layers of lacquer which gives it an elegant mirror-like finishing. The dial holds golden gold-applied stick indexes and Arabic numerals, alongside the Audemars Piguet lettering which are gold-applied as well.
The four Automatic Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 versions have a sapphire crystal caseback which presents the watch’s wearer with a clear view of the installed caliber 4302 self-winding movement. The 32-jewel movement has 22k gold oscillating weight with beautiful motifs for extra elegance. Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Tourbillon models like the Reference 26396BC.OO.D321CR.01 have a Grand Feu enamel dial which houses enameled “AUDEMARS PIGUET” insignia. There is also a black lacquered inner bezel with white Arabic 60-minute calibration.
To stand the two encompassed Code 11.59 Tourbillon watches from the rest, Audemars Piguet fitted them with Caliber 2950 self-winding movement. Distinctive from the other movements that the brand has been using, the 27-jewel movement is the first to have a central rotor. This allows it to have ample space for the flying tourbillon for enhancing the watch’s accuracy, as well as the dial’s beauty at 6 o’clock. Literally, Audemars Piguet primarily designs mechanical watches. To ensure the lovers of the non-automatic movements have been served lately too, the Swiss watchmaker designed one of the Code 11.59 watches with a manually-wound movement. Audemars Piguet 26600OR.OO.D002CR.01 shares the brand’s artistry using its skeleton dial which displays the major components of the caliber 2948 manually-wound movement. The barrel, the mainspring, geartrain, and the escapement are all visible as the sword-shaped rose gold hands set to tell you the time. Similar to the other Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 watches, the skeletonized Tourbillon has an alligator skin strap with a gold folding clasp.
To ensure the fans of high speeds have new excellent accuracy on their wrists, Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 is also available as a racing chronograph. With the three contained references 26393OR.OO.A002CR.01, 26393OR.OO.A321CR.01, and 26393BC.OO.A321CR.01, they all house Caliber AP 4401 self-winding movement. With the 40-jewel movement, every gentleman wearing it is guaranteed an instantaneous date setting and an integrated chronograph which supports flyback feature.
Well, there you have it- an overview on Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 which is set to shine you with extraordinary brilliance and quality precision. The only question that I believe remains is, Are you ready to close your 11:59 tick with Code 11.59 tick?