It's a thrilling time in the world of horology as we witness the birth of a new era in watchmaking. We're talking about the six new references of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding and Selfwinding Chronograph, now crafted in stainless steel for the very first time. With four models entirely in steel and two boasting an edgy combination of a black ceramic case middle with a steel bezel, lugs, and case back, this collection is shaping up to be a game-changer.
Features that Mesmerize
The design evolution evident in these new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding and Selfwinding Chronograph models is nothing short of breathtaking. Here are some standout features:
- Innovative Dial Design: Each watch boasts an original embossed dial featuring a pattern made up of concentric circles. This innovative design creates a unique structure and texture that has never been seen before in the watchmaking world.
- Enhanced Readability: The new hour markers and hands offer a striking visual contrast with the dial. The inner bezel, seconds scale, and typography of the numerals have also evolved, putting a strong emphasis on comfort and readability.
- Stunning Color Palette: Developed in collaboration with Swiss guilloché artisan Yann von Kaenel, the dials are colored using PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) for the blue and green tones and a galvanic process for the beige hue.
- Captivating Light Play: The pattern of waves that moves outwards from the center of the dial is decorated with hundreds of tiny holes, creating a mesmerizing play of light that is sure to captivate all who behold it.
Powering the Future: The Calibers
These six new models aren't just about aesthetics; they're also a testament to Audemars Piguet's commitment to technical excellence. These watches are driven by the latest-generation movements: caliber 4302 with a second and date indication and Caliber 4404, an integrated self-winding chronograph movement with a column wheel and flyback function. Both movements come equipped with a patented mechanism that ensures stability and precision when setting the watch.
A New Dedicated Oscillating Weight
One of the most exciting features of these new models is revealed when you turn the watch over. The sapphire crystal caseback offers a glimpse into the heart of the watch, revealing a myriad of refined decorations on both calibers, as well as the brand new 22-carat pink gold openworked oscillating weight dedicated to the collection.
The crown, an essential component in any timepiece, has also been reimagined in these new models. In the steel models, it's adorned with a lacquer-filled engraving for a truly refined look. The buckle, too, has been redesigned to enhance comfort and security.
A New Era Begins
There's no denying that the introduction of stainless steel into the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection marks the beginning of a new era. It's a testament to Audemars Piguet's relentless pursuit of innovation, a clear sign that they're ready to push the boundaries of what's possible in watchmaking.
Here's a closer look at the six new timepieces in the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Chronograph collection:
1. Steel and Black Ceramic - Ref. 15210QT.OO.A064KB.01
The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Ref. 15210QT.OO.A064KB.01 stands as a shining example of the brand's commitment to blending classical artistry with modern innovation.
This timepiece, being one of the six new models in the collection, offers a contemporary design that harmoniously merges steel and black ceramic elements. The watch's luminous aesthetic is further enhanced by a contrasting black inner bezel, offering a visually stunning spectacle that is sure to captivate at first glance.
The watch's case, crafted from black ceramic and stainless steel, houses a smoked beige dial that is elegantly accentuated with white gold hour-markers and hands coated with luminescent material. This ensures optimal visibility even in low-light conditions.
The beige rubber-coated strap with a stainless steel pin buckle not only ensures comfort and security but also adds to the overall sophisticated look of the timepiece. Inside, the watch is powered by the self-winding Caliber 4302, offering a power reserve of 70 hours and a range of functions including hours, minutes, center seconds, and date.
With this model, Audemars Piguet once again showcases its mastery in combining tradition with innovation, offering a timepiece that is truly timeless.
2. A Fresh Twist on Tradition: The Green Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Ref. 15210ST.OO.A056KB.01
This model breathes new life into traditional watch design with its unique motif of concentric circles and hundreds of tiny holes. The vibrant green hue of the dial and strap adds a refreshing touch to the stainless steel case, creating a timepiece that is both modern and timeless.
Housed within a 41mm diameter stainless steel case, the green dial is accentuated by white gold hour markers and hands, all coated with luminescent material for optimal visibility. The double glare-proofed sapphire crystal and case back ensure durability and clarity, while the 30-meter water resistance provides practicality for everyday wear.
The green rubber-coated strap is securely fastened with a stainless steel pin buckle, ensuring a comfortable and secure fit on the wrist. This new model from Audemars Piguet is a testament to the brand's commitment to innovative design and exceptional craftsmanship, offering a fresh twist on the classic timepiece.
3. Sophisticated Elegance: Ref. 15210ST.OO.A348KB.01
This contemporary model showcases a stainless steel case and a striking blue dial, beautifully contrasted by a grey inner bezel. This unique color combination lends an air of refined elegance to the timepiece, making it a standout addition to the six new models in the Code 11.59 collection.
The watch features a sturdy stainless steel case with double glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, ensuring durability and clear readability. A size of 41mm and a thickness of 10.7mm offer a robust yet comfortable presence on the wrist.
The 'Bleu nuit, Nuage 50' dial is accentuated by white gold hour-markers and hands, all coated with luminescent material for optimal visibility. The blue rubber-coated strap, secured with a stainless steel pin buckle, adds a touch of modern chic to the overall design.
Internally, the watch is powered by the selfwinding Caliber 4302, offering a power reserve of 70 hours. With this model, Audemars Piguet continues to uphold its reputation for combining traditional craftsmanship with modern design aesthetics.
4. Striking Two-Tone Elegance: Ref. 26393QT.OO.A064KB.01
This timepiece presents an eye-catching two-tone aesthetic through a unique combination of stainless steel and black ceramic. The smoked beige dial and matching beige rubber-coated strap further accentuate its overall appeal, making it an instant classic.
This watch features a black ceramic middle case with stainless steel lugs and bezel, offering a striking contrast and enhancing its visual appeal. The double glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, along with stainless steel pushpieces and a black ceramic crown, add to its robust and durable build. Sized at 41mm with a thickness of 12.6mm and offering water resistance up to 30 meters, this timepiece is designed for everyday wear.
The dial showcases beige counters and a black external zone, with white gold hour-markers and hands coated with luminescent material for optimal visibility. Inside, it's powered by the selfwinding Caliber 4401, featuring a flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, and date functions.
With a power reserve of 70 hours, this watch combines functionality with style, making it a perfect choice for those who appreciate the finesse of horology.
5. Monochrome Elegance: Ref. 26393ST.OO.A056KB.01
The Ref. 26393ST.OO.A056KB.01 sets itself apart with its elegant monochrome look, achieved through the combination of a stainless steel case and a dark green dial and bracelet. The 41mm case is encased in double glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, ensuring durability and clarity.
The green dial features green counters and a rhodium-toned external zone, complemented by white gold hour-markers and hands coated with luminescent material. A green rubber-coated strap with a stainless steel pin buckle completes the look.
Internally, the watch is powered by the selfwinding Caliber 4401, offering a power reserve of 70 hours. Its functions include a flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, and date. With a frequency of 4 hz 28,800 vph and a thickness of 6.8 mm, this timepiece seamlessly combines functionality with style.
6. Signature Sophistication: Ref. 26393ST.OO.A348KB.01
This timepiece showcases Audemars Piguet's signature "Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50" dial in a brand-new stamped motif, creating an enticing visual appeal. The stainless steel case, together with the blue dial and grey counters, exudes sophistication.
The 41mm case boasts a double glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, providing robustness and clear readability. The dial features blue counters and a grey external zone, accentuated by white gold hour-markers and hands, all coated with luminescent material for optimal visibility.
The blue rubber-coated strap, secured with a stainless steel pin buckle, adds a touch of modern chic to the overall design. Internally, the watch is powered by the selfwinding Caliber 4401, offering a power reserve of 70 hours. Its functions include a flyback chronograph, hours, minutes, small seconds, and date, making this timepiece a perfect blend of functionality and elegance.
Wrapping Up: The New Entrants in the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Chronograph Collection
Audemars Piguet has always been known for its commitment to craftsmanship, precision, and design. With these six new references of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding and Selfwinding Chronograph, crafted in stainless steel, they've taken their commitment to a whole new level.
From the elegant dial designs to the innovative movements and the introduction of steel into the collection, every aspect of these watches is carefully thought out and meticulously executed. These timepieces are more than just watches; they're a statement of intent, a bold step into the future of watchmaking. And if this is any indication of what's to come, we can't wait to see what Audemars Piguet does next.
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