Audemars Piguet 2019 is different! As a big brand that has been established for nearly 150 years, Audemars Piguet has accumulated a lot of rich watchmaking assets in its long years of evolutionary history; however, when it develops to the modern era, the brand has not blindly pursued quantity in its product development strategy. There are less than ten watch series under it, especially men’s watches are often born around the main series of Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore. Until 2019, Audemars Piguet finally launched a new watch series-CODE 11.59, From the naming to the shape and function of the watch, all aspects of the brand show the spirit of excellence and breakthrough.
The O of CODE 11.59 represents Own, which is the rich historical assets accumulated by Audemars Piguet since its founding in the Jura Valley in Switzerland in 1875. In this series of teaser trailers, you can see the infrared photographs of the Jura Valley that represent the brand’s roots.
What does the CODE 11.59 series name mean?
On the eve of the SIHH Geneva watch exhibition in 2019, Audemars Piguet has revealed the clues of the new series on its digital channels such as the official website, Facebook and Instagram. With the arrival of the watch exhibition, the brand has gradually revealed the mystery of new works. veil. Regarding this new series, Audemars Piguet has been painstaking since the naming, because \\ ‘CODE 11.59 \\’ has its own special meaning, C stands for Challenge, which means that Audemars Piguet has always been self-limiting and continues to challenge. My own limit is to create more perfect and unique timepieces. O means Own, that is, Audemars Piguet has been owned and operated independently by the founding family for a long time since its founding. At the same time, the brand cherishes its own root background, which happens to be reflected in the image image and photos released on the official website of the brand Audemars Piguet uses infrared photography to capture the natural sceneries of the Jura Valley, the birthplace of its watchmaking. This is the starting point of Audemars Piguet’s famous watch altar, and it is not difficult to see its insistence on its original intention. D can be interpreted as Dare. This was born with Challenge. Because the brand can stand on the table for a long time, it relies on its courage to do it. From the 1970s, the brand successively launched the Royal Oak series, resolutely in the quartz storm. The release of the thinnest automatic perpetual calendar at that time is an illustration of Audemars Piguet’s personality. The last E word is Evolve. For a century-old factory like Audemars Piguet, constant evolution does have a certain necessity, so recently we decided from the brand to withdraw from traditional watch exhibitions and develop new sales models and even from 2020. In launching new watches and other initiatives, we can see that Audemars Piguet knows how to keep up with the times. As for the meaning of 11.59 at 11:59 in the evening, on the eve of tomorrow, Audemars Piguet hopes that he will be able to move quickly and be fully prepared for the hopeful tomorrow. The combination of these characteristics has created Audemars Piguet’s new work CODE 11.59. The new work also exudes a novel style in a seemingly similar feeling. Audemars Piguet’s watchmaking will also open a new chapter.
The biggest feature of the CODE 11.59 series in appearance is that it has an octagonal shape in the circle, and the hollow lugs also increase the difficulty of production. In addition, even the mirror has been specially designed to make the display function more clear.
The first wave of the series launched 6 styles 41mm in one color
CODE 11.59 debuted with 6 new models and 13 new products. The content ranged from basic automatic three-hands to top-level complex questionnaires. The brand was not designed with a one-way men’s or women’s watch. Let’s define this new work. On the contrary, it is a unisex temperament watch. The 13 new works that debuted in the first wave all use white or rose gold two precious metals to build the case; interestingly, CODE No matter the functionality of the 11.59 watch is simple to complex, the diameter of all models is set to 41mm. Without a set of detailed prior planning, it is very difficult to achieve such unity.
At present, the CODE 11.59 series are made of precious metals such as white gold and rose gold. Taking the hollow tourbillon as an example, Audemars Piguet has also equipped it with a rose gold folding buckle to enhance the integrity and dignity of the watch.
What are the characteristics of CODE 11.59 appearance
The CODE 11.59 Tourbillon Openworked skeleton tourbillon introduced this time is a relatively complicated style in the series. It not only has the complex functions of the tourbillon level, but also requires the precise movement of the skeleton. The model is made of 18K rose gold. Its case is round at first glance, but if you look carefully at the side, you will find that the case also has a facet. In fact, Audemars Piguet has integrated the octagonal shape into the middle case design, so it appears round. The unique shape of the octagonal band in the middle, in addition to the side of the lugs are hollowed out, the upper half is welded with the bezel, and the lower half is fitted with the back line. In addition to making it more time-consuming, He also incorporates ergonomic considerations, making the watch comfortable and comfortable to wear. CODE 11.59 adopts a special hyperbolic anti-glare sapphire crystal glass surface, which is embossed on the bezel that collects the edge of the face plate, showing a box-like effect. The bezel around the mirror is connected to the case with a polished bevel, which makes the case from The mirror, bezel, lugs and case look more integrated, and because the area of the bezel has been reduced to a relatively small range, the depth and perspective effect of the mirror itself can be more prominent and enlarged. Read time can be more clear at a glance.
The movement splint is plated with rhodium-plated German silver. As for the tourbillon bridge plate, it is plated with black by PVD technology. In addition, there are 70 V-shaped chamfers on the movement. Audemars Piguet has also polished one by one, starting from the details. Ensure that the quality of the movement and the watch meet strict standards, showing the style of a first-class manufacturer
Tourbillon + skeleton advanced advanced technology
CODE 11.59 Hollow tourbillon dial with the central axis of hours and minutes hands to perform the main time display function, 12 o’clock direction barrel can output 80 hours when full chain, which is more than the level of 3 days of the chain, and In the relative position of the barrel is the tourbillon at 6 o’clock. The hollowed-out components of the movement have 70 V-shaped chamfers. Audemars Piguet has carefully polished them. The main plate and plate of the movement are made of rhodium-plated German silver. As for the tourbillon bridge and the barrel of the barrel, they are covered with black plating by PVD technology, plus the silver-white gear and escapement system of the travel gear train. The internal gold balance wheel and the middle hand are also made of rose gold, which makes the watch not only have a transparent visual effect, but also the movement component has a rich color change. Do n’t forget that the tourbillon rotates deeply. Deeply intoxicated by the dynamic beauty, the above carefully configured design is why the watch looks pleasing.
CODE 11.59 Hollow Tourbillon
18K rose gold material / 2948 manual-winding movement / hour and minute display / tourbillon device / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / waterproof 30 meters / 41mm diameter / reference price: 1,160,000 RMB
Not only hollow, the work of the movement parts is also worth a look
Turning to the case back, the 2948 manual winding movement immediately came into view. In addition to the rhodium-plated plate and PVD bridge plate, the surface of the tourbillon middle plywood was additionally polished with fish scales, showing Audemars Piguet’s meticulous watchmaking attitude. The thickness of the tourbillon movement is only 4.97mm. The thin design together with the case allows the thickness of the case to be controlled at a relatively thin level, and it will not feel too heavy when worn.
After years of planning, Audemars Piguet launched the CODE 11.59 series. As soon as the work was launched, it won market attention with its complete design concept, mature fine chain design, and rich product lineup. From the perspective of Audemars Piguet’s confidentiality at home, it can be seen that the brand is right. It attaches great importance to this. It is also the new blood wheel that Audemars Piguet has ushered in after a long absence. When it debuts, it is destined to be a trend of constant discussion in the market in 2019.