In Audemars Piguet’s code 11.59 series, one of the major versions of the biggest disagreement among fans in 2019 is falsely referring to the split between radical departure from the brand’s iconic style and embracing it as a bold new direction. As Code 11.59 enters its second year, Audemars Piguet has significantly updated the series with a more visual impact, introducing five new sunburst dial styles and dynamic two-tone case designs for the three-hand and chronograph models. . Therefore, the new Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 automatic winding 41 mm and Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 automatic winding chronograph 41 mm feel more like a complete package than their release model predecessors, with a dramatic dial that better matches the complex case.
The 41 mm case of the three-hand and chronograph Code 11.59 model retains the same multi-layer structure of the original 2019 version, with modernist hollow lugs surrounding the sandwich central case. Although platinum and pink gold styles are still available, the new platinum and pink gold options really make this design unique. There is a sharp contrast between the two metals, the transition between the central case, lugs, bezel and case back becomes more striking, while the octagonal shape of the strap (a subtle tribute to the brand’s definition of Royal Oak) becomes more pronounced Each brushed and polished facet stands out with greater contrast, and the overall effect helps to strengthen the ultra-modern spirit of the design. It is worth mentioning that the two tone gold watches are rare in the brand catalog. Before 1978, only one was made of white gold and rose gold. This rarity and departure from the past further highlights the code 11.59 behind forward thinking. For all three metal options, the new Code 11.59 comes with an anti-glare sapphire back cover and disappointing 30-meter water resistance.
The overall dial design of the new Code 11.59 model also follows the previous version, with minimalist rod-shaped hands with slender rod-shaped hour markers and clean, futuristic Arabic numerals. For most early versions of Code 11.59, this dial layout has always been the focus of debate among enthusiasts, and many people criticized the layout for feeling too simple or barren compared with other products of the brand. The five new lacquered dials provided for the three-hand and chronograph largely eliminate this criticism and inject vitality into the simple styles with dynamic sunburst and bright colors. The cleanest and most traditional is the beautiful silver sunburst treatment, followed by the charcoal gray degradè sunburst, which adds miles of visual depth.
However, where these new options are really active is the color. Audemars Piguet offers this smoky degradè sunburst finish in deep Merlot, royal blue and vivid purple. For pure visual impact, the use of purple is difficult to reach its peak here, elevating the design that feels unnatural in black to something bold, luxurious and powerful.
However, for all five color options for the chronograph and three-hand models, the intrusive non-color matching date window at 4:30 still interferes with the visual flow of the dial. And powerful. Audemars Piguet fake equips the Code 11.59 self-winding movement with an internal 4302 self-winding movement. Calibre 4302 is equipped with instantaneous date jumping device and exquisite decoration. It provides a power reserve of 70 hours at a speed of 28,800 bph. The Code 11.59 automatic winding chronograph is equipped with the self-made Calibre 4401 automatic chronograph movement. Somewhat surprisingly, this became the first fully self-made automatic chronograph movement ever made. It debuted in Code 11.59 last year.
However, this is undoubtedly an initial effort worthy of Audemars Piguet’s name. It has a flyback chronograph mechanism, Côtes de Genève and pearl patterns across the splints and splints, and an eye-catching pink gold open-worked oscillating weight. In terms of performance, the Calibre 4401 provides a 70-hour power reserve with a beat rate of 28,800 bph.
Audemars Piguet equips these new Code 11.59 watches with hand-stitched alligator straps with dial colors. Although this leads to some less subtle color combinations on the wrist, the overall quality is obvious.
Although the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 series may continue to disagree with fans of the brand for some time to come, these new case and dial options add rich visual effects to the basic design. Discount watches