MASTERFUL REBOOT

MASTERFUL REBOOT

A brand known for its savoir-faire and avantgarde spirit, Audemars Piguet extends its technical and aesthetic creativity, for its latest timepiece, Code 11.59.

Assembled by a creative team of craftsmen, the newest addition to the luxury brand’s pride and legacy was imagined to meet the challenges surpassing their own limits of high-tech expertise and production standards. With a constant aim of combining precision and innovation, the manufacturers of the mark deliver for the first time, a watch with a self winding movement that features a central rotor and a flying tourbillon.

The brand is most often associated with the longstanding Royal Oak and slightly-less-longstanding (but no less iconic) Offshore collections, and current leadership, under the direction of CEO François-Henry Bennahmias, felt it was important for Audemars Piguet to continue looking forward and thinking about what it's next pillar could be.

The CODE 11.59 has a meaning hidden inside the name; each acronym carries the brand messages to represent the concept put behind the design of the watch itself.

The Design

The double curved sapphire crystal of the timepiece is curated to provide a unique optic experience to the aficionados of horlogerie. Curved from the inside, the interior of the dial seems like a dome. There are numerous layers of lacquer applied on the dial which gives it an elegant mirror-like
finish. The openworked lugs of the masterpiece are welded with the extra-thin bezel, while the lower part inclines carefully against the caseback in an impeccable arrangement.

Salient Features

The six calibres of last generation proves again that the manufacturer has only one obsession: the nec plus ultra. It comes with an automatic feature of calendar change, which can not only change the months and years as per the current dates, but can also add days to February in a leap year. The 4302 automatic self-winding calibre dial comes with a dedicated oscillating weight in a 41mm case box.

Chitman Kanwar Ahuja

Chitman Kanwar Ahuja is a feature writer at L'Officiel India. She is a silver jewellery hoarder and an aesthete of all arts. You can find her unraveling new stories day in and day out.