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Seven New Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Models in Pink Gold with Textured Dials

Five years after its launch, Code 11.59 is a comprehensive and versatile series with much to offer.

| By Denis Peshkov | 3 min read |

Audemars Piguet reveals new models that showcase the evolutionary design introduced on the first stainless steel Code 11.59 references in 2023. To update the more subdued and widely criticized design of previous dials, a unique “signature” embossed dial pattern has been specially created for this collection, together with different hands and markers, in collaboration between the AP design team and Swiss guilloché craftsman Yann von Kaenel, which, as we have seen with its introduction, is a tremendous aesthetical improvement. This appealing design now finds its way into an array of new Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 models in pink gold.

The seven new references in this collection are presented in rose gold cases, with PVD-coated or galvanic-treated dials featuring the new stamped pattern with elongated, flattened, faceted, and polished 18k pink gold hour indices. The indices and rose gold hands are enhanced with luminescent material for optimal readability in low-light conditions. AP reports subtle changes made to the typography of the seconds scale and the shape of the crown to reinforce the modern style of the timepieces and align with the design introduced in 2023.

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Among the seven new Code 11.59 pink gold references, two offer time and date functionality within 38mm cases (recently added to the collection). These self-winding 38mm timepieces, with a Vaucher-based movement, stand out for their distinct dial colours and matching alligator leather straps. One variant showcases a luminous light blue dial paired with a “pearly light blue alligator strap with large-scale squares“. At the same time, the second boasts the signature Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50 dial (a colour that has long been the exclusivity of the RO Jumbo 39mm) and a pearly dark blue alligator leather strap. Both straps are secured with a gold pin buckle, and textured rubber straps in light blue or dark blue are also included for added versatility.

Other standout models featuring the emblematic “Bleu Nuit, Nuage 50” coloured and embossed dial (though with a grey inner bezel) are the Selfwinding 41mm and the Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm. The Chronograph, driven by AP’s automatic Calibre 4401 with a flyback function, showcases a dial with two blue counters framed in grey at 3 and 9 o’clock, complemented by an all-grey sub-dial at 6 o’clock matching the colour of the inner bezel.

Initially introduced with the stainless steel models, green now graces the embossed dials and inner bezel rings of the pink-gold-cased Code 11.59 Selfwinding 41mm and Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm. The Selfwinding Chronograph 41mm features green counters at 3 and 9 o’clock with pink gold rings, while the 6 o’clock sub-dial lacks the external gold zone. Specifications remain consistent across the series: the time and date 41mm is driven by calibre 4302, and the flyback chronograph is powered by calibre 4401; both operate at 28,800 vibrations/hour and have a power reserve of 70 hours.

Audemars Piguet rounds out the palette with a Code 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph in a 41mm pink gold case with a black ceramic middle case and crown, boasting a black dial with a stamped motif and a black inner bezel ring. This model showcases black chronograph counters with external gold rings, a black small seconds subdial at 6 o’clock, and uniform pink gold applied hour-markers and hands with luminescent material, ensuring a cohesive design throughout the series.

All the new 41mm Code 11.59 pink gold models are worn on textured rubber straps in matching dial colours, closed with a gold pin buckle. Prices will be CHF 27,500 for the 38mm models, CHF 28,500 for the 41mm models and CHF 40,000 for the chronographs (prices before taxes).

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1 response

  1. Despite all the marketing malarkey and regardless how attractive they look, the real bummer is the 30m WR, so much for the narrative about working on the case design for several years and forgetting the purpose of a case in the first place!


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