For the very first time, six new references of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding and Selfwinding Chronograph have been created in stainless steel. Four models come entirely in steel, while the other two combine a black ceramic case middle with a steel bezel, lugs and case back.
The arrival of steel in the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection is part of the natural steps to establish this line for the future.
Audemars Piguet’s Chief Executive Officer from 2012 to 2023
These new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding and Selfwinding Chronograph models introduce a new dial design evolution into the collection and put an emphasis on comfort and readability.
New hour-markers and hands create a visual contrast with the dial, while the inner bezel has also evolved along with the seconds scale, typography of the numerals, crown and buckle. The design evolution will be extended to gold models and complications in the coming years.
A brand-new embossed dial features a pattern made up of concentric circles, creating a unique structure and texture that have never been seen before.
Developed by Audemars Piguet in collaboration with Swiss guilloché artisan Yann von Kaenel, the dials are coloured with PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) for the blue and green tones and a galvanic process for the beige hue.
The pattern of waves that moves outwards from the centre of the dial is decorated with hundreds of tiny holes that play with the light.
Combining watchmaking technology and traditional know-how, the six models are driven by the latest-generation movements: calibre 4302 with a seconds and date indication and Calibre 4404, an integrated selfwinding chronograph movement with a column wheel and flyback function. Both movements are equipped with a patented mechanism that provides stability and precision when setting the watch.
The sapphire crystal caseback reveals a myriad of refined decorations on both calibres, as well as the brand new 22-carat pink gold openworked oscillating weight dedicated to the collection.