Audemars Piguet’s longstanding historical past of calendar watches continues to be very a lot alive with the brand new launch of its Code 11.59. Though it isn’t the primary time the QP complication finds its strategy to AP’s imaginative and prescient of a contemporary traditional, this one seems exceptionally good-looking, because of the starry sky background. In a departure from the daring pink gold model, right here is the brand new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar in white gold.
Since its launch, a lot has been stated of the Code 11.59, primarily relating to the marginally mundane inaugural line-up. Not deterred by the general public’s banter, Audemars Piguet has since expanded the gathering with bolder and extra thrilling mixtures of supplies and problems. This consists of such stellar items because the Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie or the Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon with an aventurine dial. One of many different stand-out fashions revolves across the classical, romantic Perpetual Calendar complication, seen right here in a brand new white gold guise.
By way of form and dimension, nothing adjustments for the brand new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar. With its complicated development of an octagonal center case set in an “exoskeleton” of lugs, bezel and caseback, the case measures 41mm in diameter and a really cheap 10.9mm in peak. Executed in 18k white gold, it has a barely toned-down look in comparison with its pink gold sibling. The hollowed lugs permit mild to journey by way of, and the nearly non-existing bezel offers strategy to a dramatic dial. The bizarre structure of the Code 11.59 is topped with a double-curved sapphire crystal.
That dramatic dial I referenced is made in darkish blue aventurine glass with utilized white gold indices and white gold palms. Unfold throughout the dial are the indications for the perpetual calendar. The date indication, positioned at 3 o’clock, makes use of a purple “31” for a contact of distinction. On the alternative facet, we see the day of the week, and at midday there’s the built-in month and intercalary year show. The third central hand is to not be mistaken for a seconds hand, because it truly factors to the variety of the week printed on the blue-lacquered flange on the outer perimeter. The ultimate indication, additionally made with a darkish blue aventurine glass disc, is the moon part at 6 o’clock.
This multitude of indications is pushed by Audemars Piguet’s Calibre 5134, made in-house, after all. The motion is shared with the Royal Oak household, as an illustration, in this titanium 26574TI or the stunning white ceramic 26579CB. This self-winding motion makes use of 365 elements, together with 38 jewels. It’s based mostly on the enduring calibre 2121 discovered within the unique Royal Oak Jumbo fitted with an in-house module on prime. As you’d count on from Audemars Piguet, it’s completed to the very best requirements and might be seen by way of the sapphire crystal caseback. If set accurately and saved wound, the motion wants no adjustment till 2100.
This white gold Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar is worn on a blue rubber-coated calfskin leather-based strap with an 18k white gold folding buckle. The strap has been given a textured motif for a extra modern look. The value of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Perpetual Calendar (ref. 26394BC.OO.D027KB.01) stays the identical because the pink gold model and is ready at EUR 91,600.
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