A part of the 2023 assortment, Audemars Piguet unveils a mesmerising model of its Code 11.59 Flying Tourbillon with a smoked inexperienced enamelled aventurine dial. Additionally known as fumé or gradient dials, the impact produces a lighter tone within the centre of the dial that intensifies because it reaches the periphery. Introduced in a two-tone 41mm pink gold and black ceramic case, this iteration will likely be launched solely in South-East Asia in June 2023, adopted by different nations in August.
The Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon was one of many first fashions launched within the 2019 launch of the Code 11.59 assortment and was fitted with a brand new motion – calibre 2950 – with a flying tourbillon. Following within the footsteps of the 2020 editions, one with a shimmering black aventurine dial and a second one with a blue gradient aventurine dial, Audemars Piguet has gone to city with this Code 11.59 iteration.
The shimmering inexperienced aventurine dial incorporates a gradient impact, and the 41mm case is two-tone and fabricated from pink gold with a black ceramic case center. Like different Code 11.59 relations, the multifaceted case structure, with its extremely stylised lugs, slim bezel and octagonal case center, is highlighted with satin-brushed and polished surfaces. The incorporation of smooth black ceramic provides a up to date feel and look to the watch. Compounding the trendy temper of this mannequin, the strap is black textured rubber with a calfskin lining and a pink gold AP folding clasp.
Gradient inexperienced aventurine
The smoked inexperienced enamelled aventurine dial begins life as a clean gold floor handled to a mixture of crushed inexperienced aventurine glass and enamel. A skinny layer of glass sand is combined with water and utilized by hand to the crushed aventurine glass earlier than being heated to over 800ºC in a particular kiln. The method, which is repeated over and over at totally different temperatures and instances, produces the exceptional transparency, depth and light-weight you possibly can respect on the dial. To provide the gradient impact, black and inexperienced aventurine glass is combined with the enamel.
Enhanced with a gradient or smoked impact, the shimmering inexperienced dial turns into virtually black because it reaches the spherical, raised and black lacquered inside bezel on the periphery. In distinction, the utilized numerals, hours markers, arms and AP emblem are fabricated from pink gold. Naturally, the big properly housing the flying tourbillon with its pink gold-toned stability wheel steals the present at 6 o’clock. A double-curved sapphire crystal protects the dial.
Powered by in-house calibre 2950 with a central rotor, the flying tourbillon is cantilevered from the underside, and there aren’t any bridges to impede the view. Beating at 3Hz, the motion delivers as much as 65h of energy reserve. Seen via the caseback and beneath the openworked golden rotor, high-end finishings full the present.
Availability & Value
The Code 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon with a smoked inexperienced enamelled aventurine dial and pink gold and black ceramic case will likely be launched solely in South-East Asia in June 2023. A worldwide launch will comply with this in August 2023. The value is upon request. For extra info, please go to audemarspiguet.com.