This family of watches uses a seriously insane new case structure that is truly different to everything the brand has produced up to now. The mid-case has eight sides, with a blend of brushed and polished surfaces, and the open lugs are 100% fitted to the thin bezel that fixes the crystal in place. In addition, the lugs just rest flush on the case instead of being screwed on, a real touch of class.
Indeed, the result is a tight product and an image that is reminiscent of something altogether more grandiose. Currently available in rose gold or white gold, the 11.59 is a truly unique luxury watch. Although there is a blend of features in the family, each of the models come in at 41mm in size. In fact, Code 11.59 is not a male or female targeted watch. Rather, these timepieces can be used by anyone, regardless of gender. Comfortable on the wrist, this AG model is a stunning item.
Yet more of a major trait is the strange crystal on front. Due to what is a very slim bezel, the crystal as beautifully curves on two double ways. The initial is one on the fore of the crystal that moves from 12 o'clock to six o'clock. It is not difficult to see this, although the second is a slightly more difficult to see. There is a slight doming beneath the crystal, too, and this means that the whole dial is highly readable in a sharp and clear way.
Beneath these crystals are the dials, and there is a variety of diversity here too. With that said, the basic ideas are equal across the range. The face is fully open, and there are plenty of spacious areas. With Arabic numerals and a time and date chronograph with shiny lacquer in and the all important AG logo at 12 o'clock. Indeed, the tourbillon has enamel dials and signatures with the moving calendar feature. Bold colours and design reign supreme in the Code 11.59 collection.
The movements in this collection, six in total, are used throughout the family of thirteen models. The caliber 4302, an automatic time-and-date movement is quite thin at 4.8mm and made up of 257 total elements. Running at 4 Hz and boasting a 70 hour power reserve, this stunning mechanism has a pure gold winding rotor to boot.
Then there is the caliber 2950, a flying tourbillon mechanism. The movement is made up of 270 components, has a 65 hour power reserve and functions at a stunning 3 Hz. Once more, Audemars Pigut uses a rotor that allows you to enjoy the beauty of the movement both on the back and, perhaps more importantly, on the front of the face.
All in all, ghe Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 is one of the fresher items from what is certainly one of the most highly esteemed horology companies on the planet. A special model, this intense and beautiful piece is a symbol of the AG style and the wonder of the company. Furthermore, Piguet has taken the inner workings of this timepiece to a brand new place.