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COLOURFUL TWISTS FOR CODE 11.59 BY AUDEMARS PIGUET

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


INTENSE COLOURS
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.


TWO-TONE ELEGANCE
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.

“Born in Le Brassus, raised around the world.”
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CODE 11.59 BY AUDEMARS PIGUET – Tourbillon Openworked only watch Unique piece

Le Brassus, – Swiss Haute Horlogerie Manufacturer Audemars Piguet presents its Only Watch unique piece 2019: the two-tone Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked.

CODE 11.59 BY AUDEMARS PIGUET – TOURBILLON OPENWORKED ONLY WATCH UNIQUE PIECE 2019

The unique model’s two-tone case emphasizes the architectural complexity of Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet. Its 18-carat pink gold octagonal middle case subtly contrasts with the 18-carat white gold extra-thin bezel, lugs and caseback. Satin-brushed, bevelled and polished, the bezel, lugs and case present refined finishing techniques usually found on calibres. The caseback is engraved with “Unique Piece.”

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This watch houses a hand-wound tourbillon openworked movement, calibre 2948. Its rhodium-toned openworked plate, finished with vertical traits-tirés, is enhanced by pink gold-toned titanium tourbillon and barrel bridges with polished rhodium-toned angles. Echoing the two-tone colour of the case, the decoration of this movement amplifies the watch’s multi-tiered construction. With 70 hand-polished angles, the hand finishing on this movement pushes the openworking art to new heights.


The opaline silver-toned white gold inner bezel nicely frames the openworked movement and accentuates the extra-thinness of the watch’s bezel, barely visible around the dial. The long 18-carat pink gold hands add yet another subtle touch of colour.

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This unique model comes with a black alligator strap, which further highlights the refinement and artistry of the watch’s case and movement.
François-Henry Bennahmias, Audemars Piguet Chief Executive Officer, rejoices over Audemars Piguet’s participation in this event: “We are proud to contribute to this charity auction once more and help advance scientific and medical research.”

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Tourbillon Openworked // 41mm
26600CR.OO.D002CR.99
FUNCTIONS
Tourbillon, hours and minute.
CASE
18-carat pink gold case, 18-carat white gold bezel, lugs and caseback, glareproofed sapphire crystal and caseback, water-resistant to 30m.
DIAL
Opaline silver-toned 18-carat white gold inner bezel, openworked, 18-carat pink gold hands.
STRAP
Hand-stitched “large square scale” black alligator strap with 18-carat white gold folding clasp.
MOVEMENT
Hand-wound Manufacture calibre 2948
Total diameter: 31.65 mm (14 lignes)
Total thickness: 4.97 mm
Number of parts: 196
Number of jewels: 19
Minimal guaranteed power reserve: 80 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)
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About Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer still in the hands of its founding families (Audemars and Piguet). Since 1875, the company has written some of the finest chapters in the history of Haute Horlogerie, including a number of world firsts. In the Vallée de Joux, at the heart of the Swiss Jura, numerous masterpieces are created in limited series embodying a remarkable degree of horological perfection, including daring sporty models, classic and traditional timepieces, splendid ladies’ jewellery-watches, as well as one-of-a-kind creations. www.audemarspiguet.com
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