Le Brassus, September 2020 – Inspiring creativity meets technical mastery in the five new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Chronographs and five new Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second models. Their sunburst lacquered dials in hues of burgundy, blue, purple and grey enhance the timepiece’s myriad of details through an ever-changing play of light. Refined and highly contemporary, these novelties will bring a refreshing touch of colour to the slenderest and sturdiest wrists.
COLOURFUL TWISTS FOR CODE 11.59 BY AUDEMARS PIGUET
The lacquered dials of the latest Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding models are enlivened with rich smoked colours and a state-of-the-art sunburst pattern conveying light and movement. The lacquer’s smooth finishing further radiates refined nuances depending on the angle from which the watch is seen.
The red shades of the burgundy model are elegantly contrasted with an 18-carat white gold case and white gold hour-markers and hands. Conversely, the deep colours of the purple and blue models are illuminated by 18-carat pink gold. Each model comes with a dedicated alligator strap matching the colour of the dial for added character.
Timeless, refined and versatile, the Manufacture’s two-tone models are embellished with grey sunburst lacquered dials in light or dark shades. The 18-carat pink gold octagonal middle case subtly enriches the white gold case and lugs, while highlighting the watch’s multifaceted architecture.
While the understated nuances of the light grey sunburst lacquered dial bring forward light, the smoked grey sunburst lacquered dial gives depth to the watch. The 18-carat pink gold hour-markers and hands add a glimmer of colour.
SAVOIR-FAIRE WITH FLAIR
The seamless alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers, beautifying the gold case of the new Selfwinding Chronographs and Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second models, imparts the ancestral savoir-faire the Manufacture continues to uphold and push further, generation after generation. This graceful combination of hand-finished matte and mirror surfaces, which has become Audemars Piguet’s trademark, accentuates the case’s complex geometry, while adding a pleasing play of light.
MICRO-MECHANICS SUITED TO A CONTEMPORARY LIFESTYLE
With their selfwinding mechanism, 70 hours of power reserve and water resistance to 30m, the Selfwinding Chronographs and Selfwinding date, hour, minute and second models are all suited to an active lifestyle.
In addition, the Selfwinding Chronograph models will please the sportier and more adventurous. These models are powered by calibre 4401, an integrated chronograph with column wheel and flyback function that enables to restart the chronograph without stopping and resetting it first. Visible through the watch’s sapphire caseback, the chronograph mechanism will appeal to admirers of beautiful micro-mechanics with its pioneering design revealing functions and components usually hidden from view.
REFINED AND ERGONOMIC DESIGN
Conceived for both men and women, the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet is endowed with an ergonomic curvature perfectly suited to all wrists despite the watch’s 41 mm in diameter. The case’s arched profile also embodies the watch’s contemporary design, which is further amplified by the complex double curved sapphire crystal magnifying the meticulous details adorning the dial.