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Audemars Piguet complicates matters for the Code 11.59
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Audemars Piguet complicates matters for the Code 11.59

Wednesday, 11 November 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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For the first time in its history, Audemars Piguet combines the classicism and prestige of a flying tourbillon with the modernity of a flyback chronograph. Proposed as a 50-piece limited edition.

This high complication watch unites an 18-carat white gold case with a three-dimensional architectural face design blurring the line between dial and movement. The contrast of rhodium-toned and black galvanic openworked bridges honed from titanium and nickel silver, brings depth and play of light to the watch. The movement as well as all design elements, which count more than 100 hand-polished angles, are meticulously finished by hand with an alternation of satin-brushing and sandblasting. The transparent chronograph counters at 3 and 9 o’clock reveal part of the complex mechanism, while the impactful flying tourbillon makes its rotation at 6 o’clock. The blued lacquered inner bezel, white gold hands and chronograph rings add a subtle touch of colour, which is enhanced by the watch’s dark blue hand-stitched alligator strap.

Code 11.59 Flying Tourbillon Automatic Chronograph © Audemars Piguet
Code 11.59 Flying Tourbillon Automatic Chronograph © Audemars Piguet

The complex double curved sapphire crystal, which perfectly integrates the geometry of the watch’s extra-thin bezel, offers a unique perspective on the dial’s contemporary aesthetics and refined hand-finishing. The sapphire caseback reveals through its satin-brushed and sandblasted openworked bridges part of calibre 2952, the Manufacture’s newest selfwinding movement endowed with a flying tourbillon and a flyback chronograph. The openworked rhodium-toned 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight harmoniously matches the bridges’ and case’s colour.

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