Audemars Piguet code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet automatic winding chronograph 41 mm

Inspiration comparison of Code 11.59 automatic winding chronograph

Swiss luxury watch manufacturer Audemars Piguet has never stopped, evolving the Code 11.59 of the Audemars Piguet automatic winding chronograph series into two groundbreaking models, combining 18 carat white gold or rose gold and Black ceramic. These two timepieces combine bold aesthetics and exquisite craftsmanship, pushing the manufacturing and manual finishing of this series of multi-faceted cases to a new level.

Black ceramic embedded in gold
The two new self-winding chronograph models both use a highly modern two-tone case design. The bezel, lugs and back cover are made of 18-carat white gold or rose gold, while the octagonal middle shell is made of black ceramic. The case combines advanced technology and a long tradition, requiring complex programming, special tools and highly specialized talents to realize its industrialization and manual finishing of parts. ap watch 26396BC.OO.D321CR.01

The ceramic shell is produced in cooperation with the Swiss family company Bangerter, which specializes in the production of precision parts made of high-grade ceramics, tungsten carbide and other superhard materials. The manufacture of the case of the self-winding chronograph follows a complex industrial process. Zirconia (ZrO2) powder is used in combination with the binder content, and its composition is still the company’s secret. This material has been preliminarily formed on the latest generation of five-axis CNC machine technology. After this first process, the adhesive is removed. Watch parts obtain their hardness by sintering at a temperature of about 1,400°C. The challenge with ceramics is that the material shrinks by approximately 25% during the sintering process. Then use high-precision diamond tools to hard machine the parts. The geometric surface is pre-polished and pre-satin-brushed before being manually completed by well-trained experts.

The ceramic and gold parts of Code 11.59 of the Audemars Piguet watch case are all finished by hand. The brand’s logo is altered and painted with satin brushed and polished chamfers, without affecting the details. This is a new challenge to re-realize the rounding requirements of gold and ceramic parts. . And angular surfaces. This contrast of materials and hand-finished also brings interesting light. best quality replica watches

Highly modern painted dial
The 18-carat rose gold and white gold models are equipped with a smoky dark gray lacquered dial and a vertical satin-finished chassis to match the case with an exquisite satin-brushed dial. The black lacquered chronograph and internal bezel further highlight the depth of the dial. , And at the same time cleverly reviewed the black ceramic octagonal middle case of the case. Last but not least, the 18-carat rose gold or white gold hour markers and hands add brightness.

Exquisite flyback chronograph movement 4401
Both self-winding chronograph models are powered by the manufacturer’s latest in-house integrated chronograph 4401 movement, which has a column wheel and flyback function to restart the chronograph without first Stop or reset the chronograph. The two self-winding chronographs have a self-winding mechanism, a power reserve of 70 hours and a water resistance of 30m, which are very suitable for an active lifestyle.

The movement 4401 is further equipped with a vertical clutch system, which prevents the hands from jumping when the chronograph is started or stopped, and a patented zero adjustment mechanism to ensure that each counter hand is set to zero seamlessly. The movement also exhibits a refined aesthetic effect, revealing parts that are usually hidden from sight through the sapphire caseback. This is the case with the so-called “dance” of the column wheel and the chronograph hammer. *The special 22-carat rose gold oscillating weight of this series and other elegant decorations, such as “Côtes de Genève”, and the “special” sapphire back cover can also appreciate the circular texture.

Contemporary texture rubber coated strap
Both Seflwinding chronograph models come with a black rubber-coated strap. Rubber coating has been added to the lining of calfskin. The strap is decorated with texture patterns and has a modern feel.

The direct integration of the strap and the continuity of the hollowed-out lugs (welded to the ultra-thin bezel) further reveal the exquisite hand-refining process, decorating the contrast structure of the two-tone case. ap watch 26401RO.OO.A087CA.01