Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 automatic winding 41mm review
The new AP watch series is making waves, and this is for good reason. In this detailed review, let us get close to the new Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 automatic winding 41 mm.
Today, we will look at a series of eye-catching new AP watch series that have excited many watch lovers. We will analyze it one by one and conduct a detailed and honest review of it. We will start with the most watched feature of the watch, which is the dial. Let’s get started, shall we?
This watch features an eye-catching smoky-gray gradation dial decorated with an exquisite radial sunburst pattern. The inner bezel of the dial is treated with black lacquer. On this inner bezel, each 5-minute interval uses small white fonts as the numbers on the minute track, separated by beautifully printed indexed seconds markers. On the inner dial, the polished three-dimensional hour markers at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock are in bold Arabic style. The four decal numbers are separated by application and bevel index hour markers. The date window is located between the 4 o’clock and 5 o’clock positions.
The hands and numerals and hour markers of the watch model depicted here are made of the same polished rose gold, as is the fake Audemars Piguet logo at 12 o’clock. The topography of the dial is something that Audemars Piguet is famous for. For example, their logo uses a chemical process called electroplating growth, which uses many thin gold layers to achieve an effect that looks similar to a pure gold 3-D printed logo.
The dial is covered with a unique double anti-glare curved sapphire crystal glass to improve visibility and clarity. It has an arch with a specific contour shape to create a unique optical experience that combines perspective, depth and light.
The model shown here has a unique two-tone sandwich structure and design, combining 18kt white gold and 18kt rose gold. The watch case combines wire drawing and polishing on the outer and inner layers of the sandwich case. Polished and chamfered edges of the dial, brushed back, curved lugs and sides. The uniqueness of CODE 11.59 is the combination of different geometric shapes in its structure. The outer white gold is round, while the inner rose gold is polygonal, reminiscent of the case of the famous iconic Royal Oak watch from the Associated Press. The diameter is 41 mm, the thickness is 10.7 mm, and the waterproof rating is 30 meters/100 feet.
There is a polished and brushed winding crown on the right side of the case. The crown has a notch to enhance grip. The flat brushed edge of the crown is engraved with the AP logo.
The bevel around the chamfered edge of the case back and the screw holes on the case back are polished and have a flat profile with a brushed finish. The edge of the transparent back cover is decorated with many inscriptions, including the engraved CODE 11.59 logo, the words “by Audemars Piguet”, the serial number and some additional smaller symbols.
The Audemars Piguet Calibre 4302 that powers this fake watch is a self-winding movement equipped with a 22-carat gold oscillating weight. The 32-jewel movement is composed of 257 components with a frequency of 4Hz or 28,800 vibrations per hour, providing an impressive 70-hour power reserve in full wind. 4302 also has an instantaneous jump date.
Starting with the beautifully decorated, embossed and engraved rose gold rotor, the movement is perfectly completed. The other visible plates appearing through the transparent sapphire back cover use Geneva stripes with polished beveled edges. Certain inscriptions and engravings can be made in rose gold on the AP 4302 movement, including the logo, the words “Made in Switzerland”, and the number of jewels.
The luxurious leather strap is made of hand-stitched large square alligator leather. The strap is secured to the watch with a brushed 18kt white gold pin buckle.
The CODE 11.59 watch series are full of hope for the future. The Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 self-winding 41 mm watch introduced in this article uses a new movement, which is actually one of the 6 next-generation AP movements. In this new watch series, you will find movement with only time and more complicated mechanical miracles. These include the high complexity of the Calibre 2948 equipped with a skeleton flying tourbillon, the Calibre 5134 equipped with a perpetual calendar, which can automatically adjust in shorter months and add one day to February every leap year. Last but not least, the Calibre 2953 is equipped with A minute repeater Supersonnerie, when it is worn on the wrist instead of on the wrist, the sound will be louder.
Is this model the best of all the models we have seen this year? It’s hard to tell. Before this watch, there may be many good limited edition watches. However, in terms of price, available features and design, it is undoubtedly an excellent watch from one of the most prestigious brands, and it will definitely show your high taste for watchmakers and watch styles.