About Code 11.59
Audemars Piguet spent five years researching and developing the Code 11.59 collection, generating lots of anticipation from the watch industry. This collection represents a new vision of a modern classic, bringing back the round shape into AP’s lineup of watches. The Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 looks like a sophisticated round dress watch, however there’s much more to it than that. AP embedded an octagonal middlecase with a within a round case, a nod to their renowned geometric shapes seen in collections like the Royal Oak. One unique feature seen on the case is the open lugs, triangular shapes were cut out to create a skeletonized appearance. Another notable element of this piece is the concave/convex sapphire crystal, whose profile plays with depth, perspective, and light—creating enhanced readability. The Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 family features 13 references, 6 models, and 3 additional calibers, including an in-house self-winding chronograph movement. Learn more about these models and new calibers.
Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Models & Calibers
The Code 11.59 collection presents six different models, the self-winding chronograph, perpetual calendar, tourbillon openworked, self-winding flying tourbillon, minute repeater supersonnerie, and self-winding. Self-winding chronograph models feature beautifully lacquered dials in colors like sunburst grey, smoked purple, and more—the extended color range is a part of AP’s tones of elegance launch in 2020.
With the release of the Audemar Piguet Code 11.59 collection, AP also introduced its first in-house self winding chronograph, Caliber 4401. This automatic caliber can be returned to zero and restarted instantly with a single push of the button. Learn more about it in our review of the Code 11.59 Chronograph. Other new calibers in this collection included Caliber 2950, a self-winding movement with flying tourbillon and Caliber 2948, a manually-wound openworked tourbillon. Since the launch of Code 11.59, Audemars Piguet also included Caliber 2952, an automatic version of Caliber 2950 with a flyback chronograph as well.
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Want to learn more about this collection? Read our interview with Audemar Piguet’s CEO, François-Henry Bennahmia, on reactions to the Code 11.59. For other exceptional timepieces from Audemars Piguet, browse iconic collections like the Royal Oak, Royal Oak Offshore, and Millenary.