For Watch Wednesday this week, we are looking at a really special recent release from the prolific, celebrated watchmakers, Audemars Piguet.
AP are world renowned and as such, their release of the CODE 11.59 series earlier this year, caused a stir. With an original, octagonal shape, it certainly doesn’t fit the norm and that’s what the brand is going for here as they push the boat out a little further than most.
The process of creating the timepieces in this range required new techniques to be used from this traditional and longrunning watchmaker. Combining a round and octagonal case, the norm is well and truly broken here and the precision on every last detail is something to behold. Double curved, sapphire crystal glass protects the intricacies of the watch face, accentuating this elegant and unique shape even more.
The collection offers a few different timepieces, all quite stunning, but we are drawn to the gold classiness of the Selfwinding Chronograph. Deep blues combine with rose gold for a watch you can get lost just looking at, making for either a staple piece or statement piece depending on how you dress around it. However you do so, the blue leather strap really sets it off.
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Introducing #CODE1159 by #AudemarsPiguet. The Perpetual Calendar features a dark blue aventurine dial and subdials recalling a star-lit sky. – This selfwinding Manufacture movement, calibre 5134, is optimised with the collection's signature openworked weight in 22-carat gold. It automatically adjusts short months and adds a day to February each leap year. – Ref. 26394OR.OO.D321CR.01
18-carat-pink gold holds the bulk of the material here, a watch made to stand the test of time and innovate whilst doing so. Retailing at just under €40,000, this is a luxury watch and one worthy of our weekly timepiece feature.