In October 2023, Swiss high-end watchmaking brand Audemars Piguet once again showed new creativity in the CODE 11.59 series, launching a new masterpiece with a 38 mm diameter design. The Audemars Piguet R&D team combined outstanding creativity and complex watchmaking skills to reimagine the size and proportions of this unique three-layer case design to ensure that it fits slender wrists, while presenting two models with exquisite purple or ivory relief patterns. New 18K rose gold self-winding watch with dial and tone-on-tone alligator leather strap.
This new work continues the new design launched in the CODE 11.59 series earlier this year and is equipped with the latest generation of self-winding movement Caliber 5900, which will be released in 2022. The 38 mm diameter watch launched this time is following the CODE 11.59 series Universelle ultra-complex function copy watch (RD#4) and stainless steel works. Audemars Piguet once again shows its endless creativity in the CODE 11.59 series.
The Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series has once again enriched its product lineup. The 38mm diameter design is used for the first time in two new 18K rose gold self-winding replica luxury watches, with ivory or purple dials and straps respectively.
Design more suitable for slender wrists
The new 38 mm diameter CODE 11.59 series automatic watch provides a perfect fit for slender wrists. The new watch diameter design adds new elements to the CODE 11.59 series, forming a rich lineup with the existing 41mm and 42mm fake watches, and is used for the first time in two new 18K rose gold watches. Although these two watches are more refined in size, they continue the aesthetic essence of the Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series.
The case of the watch consists of an ultra-thin bezel, a round bottom and an octagonal case middle nested in between. The uniquely designed lug shape is cleverly welded and fixed to the bezel at the top, and the lower edge cleverly fits the bottom of the watch. The modern case adopts the same exquisite finishing treatment as the brand’s in-house movement, showing an alternating light and shadow effect of satin brushing and polished chamfering, which further highlights the multi-layered structure of the case.
Following the new detailed design launched in this series at the beginning of this year, the crown groove is shallower but more eye-catching, further highlighting the complex beauty of the geometric structure of the case.
Color and light intertwined
Made of 18K rose gold, the case has been exquisitely retouched, showing the light and shadow effect of satin brushing and polished chamfering, highlighting the multi-layered structure of the case. One watch has a vivid purple dial with a strap of the same color, while the other chooses a more restrained but shimmering ivory tone.
Both cloned timepieces adopt the new dial design of the CODE 11.59 series. The dial’s embossed pattern presents a striking gradient structure, developed in collaboration with Swiss machine-engraving master Yann von Kaenel. The new dial is decorated with hundreds of tiny grooves, forming a cascading wave shape that spreads outward from the center, creating a unique glossy effect. The purple and ivory tones of the two dials are produced through the physical vapor deposition (PVD) process, which highlights the depth of the relief pattern and sets off the rich changes of light and shadow. The new hour markers and hands are faceted and polished to contrast with the dial pattern. In addition, the hands are covered with a fluorescent coating, making it easy to read in the dark.
Each replica designer watch is equipped with a large checkered alligator leather strap of the same color as the dial, and is equipped with the series’ new 18K rose gold pin buckle, which is engraved with the words “AUDEMARS PIGUET”. In addition, Audemars Piguet boutiques will also launch ivory and purple rubber-covered straps with calfskin lining and textured patterns.
The two new modern watches are equipped with Audemars Piguet’s latest generation self-winding movement Caliber 5900 with hours, minutes, seconds and date display. The Caliber 5900 movement will debut in some 37 mm Royal Oak series models in 2022. The thickness of the movement is only 4 mm, the frequency is 4 Hz, and it has a 60-hour power reserve. Through the sapphire crystal glass back, you can clearly see the exquisite mechanical structure of the movement and the exquisite details on the components, such as 22K rose gold oscillating weight, polished corners, vertical satin brushing, Côtes de Genève, pearl dots and finely polished Chamfer etc.