Audemars Piguet’s longstanding historical past of calendar watches remains 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 basic, this one appears exceptionally good-looking, due to 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 concerning 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 contains 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, and the nearly non-existing bezel provides strategy to a dramatic dial. The weird 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 fingers. 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 other 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 really 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 section 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, for example, on this titanium 26574TI or the stunning white ceramic 26579CB. This self-winding motion makes use of 365 parts, together with 38 jewels. It’s primarily based on the enduring calibre 2121 discovered within the unique Royal Oak Jumbo fitted with an in-house module on high. As you’ll count on from Audemars Piguet, it’s completed to the best requirements and will be seen by the sapphire crystal caseback. If set accurately and stored 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 about at EUR 91,600.
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