In 2020, Swiss Audemars Piguet (Audemars Piguet) spent a lot of time adjusting and adding features to its still fresh Code 11.59 series watches. The latest Code 11.59 self-winding flying tourbillon chronograph released today (reference number 26399BC.OO.D321CR.01) is a highly limited limited edition, focusing on the use of the Code 11.59 case to promote elegance, handwork Production, complex haute horological movement. Over the years, fans have urged Audemars Piguet to shift its appeal from the Royal Oak series. In order to attract young buyers growing up in the new world, the Code 11.59 family is a test and entertainment venue for Audemars Piguet. The brand has always performed well without price restrictions.
The Code 11.59 case of this model is 41 mm wide (water-resistant to 30 meters) and is made of 18k white gold. As always, the case is very well finished-and hollowed out around the lugs-mostly with a brushed surface, which has been improved by carefully polished angles. The movement uses the same aesthetic concept. According to Audemars Piguet, the movement has more than 100 manually polished surfaces. Although the internally manufactured automatic movement of Type 2952 is not a technical title, it is “hollowed out” by creating a pleasing symmetrical dial pattern (Audemars Piguet’s preferred “hollow out” method).
The movement is made of 479 different parts, has an operating frequency of 3 Hz and a 65-hour power reserve. The self-winding movement provides you with time. This is a 30-minute chronograph with a flyback function (the brand’s first tourbillon movement), and the tourbillon is located at 6 o’clock. So far, Code 11.59 tourbillon watches and Code 11.59 chronographs have appeared, but there is no other tourbillon chronograph like the novel reference 26399BC.OO.D321CR.01.
Royal blue paint color is used to decorate the flange ring of the dial and the flange ring on the chronograph sub-dial. In the watchmaking industry, blue is still a very popular color, which made the first edition of the Code 11.59 automatic flying tourbillon chronograph a fashion trend. I expect that Audemars Piguet will present the same combination of case, dial and movement in different dial colors in other gold or precious metal cases. Legibility can be a challenge because under certain lighting conditions, it is difficult to open the blue pointer on the open dial (think of it, the pointer may be slightly longer), even though the flange ring has been completed for at least a minute. And hour markers.
People who try to use Code 11.59 coded cheap men watches cases tend to like it-so do I. Audemars Piguet has performed well in the dial handling of the new series, and has achieved great success in its ultra-high-end models (such as this skeletonized tourbillon chronograph). The brand’s most outstanding collectors are currently buying the most exquisite products in Code 11.59, which may be perfect for them. I hope I can play with one of them soon (the sports geek in my heart wants to experience the flyback chronograph on the tourbillon). The price of the automatic tourbillon chronograph with Audemars Piguet code 11.59 is 26399BC.OO.D321CR.01.