In the four years since its launch, the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection has become an integral pillar of the brand’s watch offerings.
Featuring a substantial assortment of models — from time-only functions up to and including perpetual calendars and tourbillons — the range would seem to have it all.
But until now, the case sizes in the collection were limited to 41 millimeters and 42 millimeters.
Now, the brand is offering a slimmed-down, pink-gold watch that measures a more petite 38 millimeters across.
“In keeping with Audemars Piguet’s focus on watches designed for all wearers, it’s important to present a product range that is vast and versatile,” says Ginny Wright, the CEO of Audemars Piguet Americas. “The introduction of the 38 mm case size to the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection is significant as it represents our commitment to continuous evolution.” This new timepiece has not only evolved in size, but it features an embossed dial in a rich ivory tone, exclusively crafted for the collection. (A second version of the new watch is available in purple.) Slim dandy: Audemars Piguet is offering a Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet clocking in at a mere 38 millimeters.Diode SA – Denis Hayoun
Swiss guilloché craftsman Yann von Kaenel was specially commissioned by Audemars Piguet to collaborate on the new watch’s textured dial. The mesmerizing wave-like pattern is achieved by piercing the metal with hundreds of tiny holes. The color is applied by the physical vapor deposition technique, also known as PVD, which ensures a saturated tone with a gradient structure, while still allowing the details of the intricate design to be visible.
The watch’s impressive Calibre 5900 self-winding movement powers its pink-gold hour, minute, and seconds hands, as well as the date, which is visible through an aperture at 3 o’clock.
Slim, faceted, and polished hour markers add to the elegance of the design. A shiny large-scale alligator strap matches the dial, and is secured by a pink-gold buckle engraved with “Audemars Piguet.” An additional ivory textured rubber strap with a calfskin lining is available in boutiques.
“The beauty of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection is in its capacity to be worn for any occasion, by any person,” says Wright. “Designed with slimmer wrists in mind, the new iterations meet both the needs of our clients and the interests of modern collectors, opening the door for a broader community to discover the collection and brand.”