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  • November 08, 2023
Audemars Piguet Unveils Elegant 38mm Code 11.59 Selfwinding Watches

Swiss watchmaking powerhouse Audemars Piguet continues its legacy of timeless elegance with the introduction of the new 38mm Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding watches. Rooted in the Vallée de Joux since 1875, Audemars Piguet is the oldest fine watchmaking manufacturer guided by its founding families, Audemars and Piguet.

The latest addition to the Code 11.59 collection, the 38mm Selfwinding watches, seamlessly blend tradition with innovation, showcasing the brand’s commitment to design excellence. Crafted with precision, these watches cater to slimmer wrists without compromising on aesthetics.

The case design is a marvel, combining geometric elements in an octagonal case middle surrounded by an extra-thin bezel, coupled with a classic round caseback. The intricate design features alternating satin-brushed and polished finishes, creating a modern yet structured look. The crown, with shallower but more pronounced grooves, adds another layer of geometric charm.

Audemars Piguet plays with vibrant and subtle tones for these timepieces. One variation boasts a vivacious purple dial and matching strap, while its counterpart exudes sophistication with a reflective ivory face. The dials, crafted in collaboration with Swiss guilloché craftsman Yann von Kaenel, showcase a wave pattern achieved through meticulous indentations, enriched by PVD for enhanced colors and light reflection.

The aesthetics are not just for show; readability is enhanced with luminescent coating on the hour and minute hands. Complementing the watch face, each piece is adorned with a “large square scale” alligator strap matching the dial’s color, featuring an 18-carat pink gold pin buckle engraved with the signature “Audemars Piguet.”

Under the hood, the Calibre 5900 powers these masterpieces. Introduced in 2022, this slim yet powerful mechanism operates at 4Hz, ensuring precision, and offers a 60-hour power reserve. The transparent sapphire caseback reveals the rhythmic dance of the 22-carat pink gold rotor, reminiscent of observing the inner workings of a grand clock on the wrist.

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet 38mm Selfwinding watches exemplify the brand’s dedication to aesthetic detail, creating timepieces that are visually stunning and symbolic of its rich legacy. Each design, with its unique color palette, reflects Audemars Piguet’s unwavering commitment to craftsmanship and design excellence.

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