Audemars Piguet has lengthy demonstrated its capacity to interrupt the foundations of basic haute horlogerie, utilizing conventional problems and high-end, hand-finished actions of the best stage and encasing them in daring, polarising watches with a real up to date method to design. At the moment, the Le Brassus-based producer presents a brand new assortment that pushes the idea even additional, utilizing colored ceramics to create distinction and to stress their daring designs. From a full-blue ceramic RO Perpetual Calendar to a futuristic green-toned ROC and no fewer than three completely different extremely advanced Code 11.59 fashions, all of them present spectacular modernity and but respect for the high-end watchmaking we’ve come to like.
The Full-Blue Ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar
The primary in line on this new sub-collection of high-end ceramic watches is a daring one. A really shocking and polarising watch with an unmistakable color. Certainly, Audemars Piguet presents a brand new model of its Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar, for the primary time, totally crafted in blue ceramic. Its Grande Tapisserie dial and subdials additionally current electrical blue hues,giving this timepiece a monochromatic aesthetic. This new, full-blue ceramic mannequin sits alongside the already current black and white editions. As you’ll be capable of see in our upcoming hands-on and opinionated article, there’s way over meets the attention. And sure, this Full-Blue Ceramic Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar does have unimaginable attraction.
Fast details: 41mm x 9.5mm blue ceramic case and bracelet – blue dial with Grande Tapisserie sample – selfwinding calibre 5134, 2,75Hz frequency, 40h energy reserve, perpetual calendar with day, date, week, month, moon and bissextile year indications, hours and minutes – reference 26579CS.OO.1225CS.01 – everlasting assortment – CHF 129,000 (excl. taxes)
The Inexperienced Royal Oak Idea Flying Tourbillon GMT
A cutting-edge mannequin, most likely essentially the most daring watch within the model’s portfolio, the Royal Oak Idea was offered 20 years in the past and has since been the model’s interpretation of a futuristic method to design. And sure, it nonetheless very a lot pertains to the basic Royal Oak. A mix of custom and superior know-how, Audemars Piguet now presents its flagship Royal Oak Idea Flying Tourbillon GMT in a 44mm titanium case topped off with a inexperienced ceramic bezel for a extremely up to date look. The black architectural motion, seen by the dial and sapphire caseback, options inexperienced CVD-coloured inserts matching the bezel’s hue – a strong distinction consolidating the watch’s high-tech aesthetic.
Fast details: 44mm x 16.1mm sandblasted titanium and inexperienced ceramic case, inexperienced rubber strap – openworked dial with second time zone indicator on a sapphire plate, crown place indicator, inexperienced CVD-coloured inserts and pink gold fingers – hand-wound calibre 2954, flying tourbillon, 3Hz frequency, 237h (near 10-day) energy reserve, GMT 24h, choice operate, hours and minutes – reference 26589IO.OO.D056CA.01 – CHF 198,900 (excl. taxes)
The Black & Gold Code 11.59 Flying Tourbillon Chronograph
We now transfer on to Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet fashions, beginning with a powerful take of the Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph and its very good, architectural openworked motion. Beforehand offered in 2021 in a 50-piece restricted version in white gold with a blue dial, the model now presents a brand new variation of its Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Chronograph, interweaving 18k pink gold and black ceramic. The mix of gold and black ceramic emphasises the complexity of the case and provides boldness to the up to date design. The three-dimensional aesthetic of the motion additionally makes use of the identical mixture of colors, bringing to the forefront the openworked bridges in each black and pink-gold tones, all meticulously completed by hand. And the motion itself is a fancy automated flying tourbillon chronograph, out there solely in a restricted version of fifty items.
Fast details: 41mm x 13.8mm 18k pin gold and black ceramic case, with textured rubber-coated strap – openworked dial in black and gold, black lacquered inside bezel and pink gold fingers – selfwinding calibre 2952, flying tourbillon, flyback chronograph, 3Hz frequency, 65h energy reserve, hours, minutes and 30-minute chronograph – 50-piece restricted version – reference 26399NR.OO.D002KB.01 – CHF 272,500 (excl. taxes)
The Onyx & Black Ceramic Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon
The idea of two-tone instances has clearly elevated the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet to a different stage, emphasising the true nature of the case and its complexity. Following a number of basic automated variations with two-tone instances, the model now takes the idea to a different dimension with a watch that removes every part from its dial to focus solely on the case. Purity of show is the important thing phrase right here, with a pure black onyx dial with out markers, solely adorned by a tourbillon at 6 o’clock. This Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon is offered in a case fabricated from 18k white gold with a black ceramic center case and a number of other pink gold accents on the dial and motion.
Fast details: 41mm x 11.8mm white gold and black ceramic case, black rubber-coated strap – black onyx dial, 18k pink gold fingers, black lacquered inside bezel – selfwinding calibre 2950, 3Hz frequency, 65h energy reserve, flying tourbillon, hours and minutes – reference 26396NB.OO.D002KB.01 – CHF 146,700 (excl. taxes)
The Electrical Blue Code 11.59 Tourbillon Openworked
Final however not least, and as a part of this assortment combining ceramic and haute horlogerie actions, is a daring and hanging electrical blue openworked model of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon. In the identical vein because the RO Perpetual we’ve talked about above, this new mannequin is offered with brilliant electrical blue ceramic on the center case. Contrasting 18k white gold parts add to the complexity of the case of this 50-piece restricted version, offered on a blue textured rubber strap. Lastly, the fragile and up to date motion has been totally handled in an identical blue color because of an ALD (Atomic Layer Deposition) course of. The result’s a extremely expressive and trendy tackle a basic complication.
Fast details: 41mm x 10.7mm white gold and blue ceramic case, blue textured rubber-coated strap – blue CVD inside bezel and 18k pink gold fingers, motion coated in blue with ALD course of – hand-wound calibre 2948, 3Hz frequency, 72h energy reserve, openworked tourbillon with hours and minutes – 50-piece restricted version – reference 26600NB.OO.D346KB.01 – CHF 199,000 (excl. taxes)
For extra particulars, we invite you to remain tuned as we’ll have an in depth article on every of those new fashions coming on-line within the subsequent two days. Additionally, go to www.audemarspiguet.com for extra.
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