All About Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Watches
Audemars Piguet watch family houses numerous exceptional timepieces including the legendary Royal Oak models and its Grande Complication watches. These AP watches are highly admired among the watch collectors over the globe. Its recent new model Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 is one of the notable watches that hold up the brand’s legacy.
The Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 is a novel release of the iconic Swiss watch brand at SIHH 2019. Displaying distinctive design aesthetics and advanced technical complexity, the new Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 had attracted huge attention from the market. Its “three-layered” case is one of its most known features that gained the hearts of its supporters.
For over a century, the historical Swiss watch company Audemars Piguet has been striving for perfect technicalities on watchmaking. Blending its tradition and technical advancements, the brand has pushed its limits of craftsmanship aiming for the best.
Audemars Piguet has focused on developing Grande Complication watches for decades. Based in Le Brassus in Switzerland, the AP watch brand is known to focus on its artistic sense and design aesthetics on its movements and the watches. It has contributed many innovations to the world of horology. The brand produced the world’s first wristwatch with a minute repeater function in 1892, and the world’s first skeletonise wristwatch in 1834. They were all born by the brand’s belief in aesthetics.
In the 1970s, the company released its signature Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch and gained unexpected success. The watch is now considered as one of the most influential timepieces of watch history. After a few decades of this flagship model was released, the company should make some moves for further breakthroughs.
At the SIHH show in 2019, Audemars Piguet introduced a new unusual timepiece that features a combination of rounded and octagonal case - The Code 11.59 model.
There are profound meanings behind the name of the collection, which also reveal the strategic aims of the brand for the collection:
C – Challenge the limits of craftsmanship
O – Own Our roots and legacy
D – Dare To follow firm convictions
E – Evolve Never stand still
11.59 – The last minute before the new day
It took more than 5 years for the company to design this exceptional new watch. Although the octagonal design on an AP watch is widely known from its Royal Oak model, actually the original octagonal shaped AP watch debuted in 1917. The first AP octagon watch featured an octagonal case with a diamond paved bezel and bracelet.
The lugs of the watch are also skeletonized which is also another feature that is not seen in other AP watches.
Aiming to represent the drive for innovation of the brand, the CODE 11.59 collection houses numerous models with different complications.
Starting from the case, the encompassed Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 watch is already a very complicated watch of the brand. The case is known as a three-layered case. An octagonal middle case is sandwiched by the top and back rounded cases. All the cases of the encompassed watches are in either white gold or rose gold.
To match with the unique case, the brand also incorporated special design for the lugs. Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 watches feature skeletonized lugs that connect the ultra-thin bezel and the caseback. It holds a hexagonal pin in order to hold the alligator leather strap with the matching gold folding clasp. Moreover, these Code 11.59 watches also feature a thick rounded winding crown that hold the large knurls and the traditional AP emblem.
The case of this Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 watch is fitted with a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal with double curving. As for the case back, it is also equipped with a transparent sapphire crystal glass for the wearer to have a clear view of its remarkable movement.
Some of the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 models including reference 15210BC.OO.A002CR.01 and other automatic versions, feature a dial with layers of lacquer coating for a high-end mirror like finish. The luxurious dial is matched with 18k white gold plated hands, stick indexes and Arabic numerals. There is a date display window placed at the position between 4 and 5 o’clock.
For the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Tourbillon models such as reference 26396BC.OO.D321CR.01, they are equipped with a Grand Feu enamel dial with a black lacquered inner bezel as well as a white Arabic 60-minute calibration.
As the master of mechanical watch production, the brand uses several movements for different AP Code 11.59 models depending on their complications to be featured.
For the Code 11.59 Tourbillon models, the Audemars Piguet brand fitted them with its distinctive self-winding caliber 2950 movement. This 27-jewel movement is the first caliber to feature a central rotor that offers ample space for the flying tourbillon to enhance its accuracy. It is displayed on the dial at the 6 o’clock position.
To make sure the lovers of the non-automatic movements are able to enjoy this amazing watch, this Swiss watchmaker has created a manual wound Code 11.59 watch as well.
Audemars Piguet 26600OR.OO.D002CR.01 is powered by a manually-wound movement 2948 Caliber. Shares the brand’s artistry, it features a skeleton dial which showcases the major components of the beautiful movement. Similar to the other premium models of the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 collection, this skeletonized manual-wound Tourbillon watch is fitted with an alligator leather strap with a gold folding clasp.
To cater the needs of the lovers of high speeds and high accuracy, the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 is also available in racing chronograph versions including references 26393OR.OO.A002CR.01, and 26393BC.OO.A321CR.01. These Code 11.59 chronographs are powered by a self-winding Caliber AP 4401 movement. This 40-jewel movement is capable of guaranteeing an instantaneous date setting and it supports flyback feature.
The Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 watch is meant to showcase the brand’s brilliant complications and high precision in an ultimate elegant approach.