The automatic winding of the Audemars Piguet code 11.59 is an amazing ownership proposition. When presented in photographic form, it may seem simpler, but in fact, some can even be said to be ordinary. However, it is difficult to express opinions based on only one-dimensional images. Its composition uses superior materials, and the watch also contains many details.
Brushed and polished surfaces are repeatedly placed side by side to create contrast. Indeed, I have chatted with watch designers several times, and they often use the term “tension” to describe the combination of seemingly completely different elements, which blend together perfectly to some extent. AP cleverly injected many instances of “tension” into the design, which gave the model a rich appearance. More examples of this strategy of creating aesthetic contradictions can be seen through a mixture of forms such as curved bezels and straight backs.
In addition to the impressive shell, the dial is pure, elegant and refined. It conveys information quietly in a clear tone. The movement is exquisitely crafted and has an amazing power reserve and variable inertia balance. This is a gorgeous watch, infused with high mechanical virtues.
For the other members of Code 11.59, I also saw the automatic chronograph with my own eyes and admired its appearance. In addition, the watch is equipped with a fully integrated chronograph with a column wheel and vertical coupling. The coveted specifications will arouse the appetite of any informed hobbyist. At some point in the future, I want to spend more time with this watch.
The code 11.59 perpetual calendar includes an Tanglin dial. Although I like perpetual calendars and AP has set some incredible role models over the years, I haven’t succumbed to the charm of this particular model. Personally, I think the Tanglin dial seems to be a bit busy and can work better on watches with fewer complications.
The composition of the case is complicated. The hollow lugs are welded to the bezel and close to the back of the case. The strap forms part of a separate case, which is located between the bezel and the case back.
Audemars Piguet (Audemars Piguet) code 11.59 automatic winding uses a brown alligator leather strap with a rose gold pin buckle. The belt is fixed on the lug with hexagonal screws.
AP is a watch factory, headquartered in this area is synonymous with generations. Its watchmaking ability is beyond doubt. The 4203 self-winding movement is one of the six new movements unveiled at SIHH 2019 and continues the brand’s excellent reputation in the watchmaking industry. Indeed, although this may be the simplest movement of the Sixt, in terms of complexity, this movement is still a model of fine watchmaking.
The first aspect of the movement that caught the attention of onlookers was the 22-carat gold oscillating weight. The coats of arms of the Audemars and Piguet families both appear in relief and consist of two holes with original, shiny bevels.
The main board is decorated with pearl cotton, jewels and screws are located in a polished sink, and the wheels have a round texture. The bridge is decorated with Côtes de Genève (Côtes de Genève) motifs, which are engraved with gold lettering and sparkle. In short, this is the typical decoration of this respected Maison. quality replicas watches
Although this is currently the cheapest Code 11.59, the Swiss company did not ignore the specification. The movement uses a variable inertia balance, which is technically superior to the ubiquitous regulator balance. With variable inertial balance, the moment of inertia is changed by moving weights, which in turn adjusts the rate. By adopting this method, the breathing of the balance spring is more concentric, which improves the accuracy. For the case of caliber 4302, the balance wheel is equipped with C-shaped Massellotes, positioned in the car, which can reduce air turbulence and improve accuracy again. The balance oscillates to a frequency of 28,800 VpH (4 Hz).
The large barrel uses enough energy to provide 70 hours of autonomous running time. The movement contains 257 parts, including 32 jewels.
However, I mention the latter model because François-Xavier Overstake, a respected commentator in the industry. He recently announced on his Facebook page that the Code 11.59 permanent calendar is “the most Good watch face”. This perfectly illustrates that opinions are usually expressions of personal taste. Therefore, I implore any potential buyers to visit their local AP boutique, try their favorite models and form their own opinions, and remember that AP’s nickname is a symbol of technological excellence.
Finally, I return to the conversation with Octavio Garcia mentioned earlier. I think all the efforts of the brand seem to be focused on Royal Oak and its younger brother product Royal Oak Offshore. The brand from Le Brassus went out of the comfort zone under the guidance of François-Henry Bennahmias, showed courage, and was different from existing products. I praise the courage of the brand and hope that some sulfuric acid for AP will not hinder the company’s future creativity. top replica watch
Model: Audemars Piguet code 11.59
Case: 18 carat rose gold case; diameter 41mm; water-resistant 3ATM (30 meters); sapphire crystal glass front and sapphire back
Functions: hour, minute, central sweep second; date
Movement: Manufacturing movement 4302; automatic movement frequency 28,800VpH (4Hz); 32 jewels; power reserve 70 hours; total number of components = 257
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator leather strap with 18-carat rose gold pin buckle.