Once again, Audemars Piguet has charted its own course, pushing further the limits of its craft. With its latest launch earlier this year—Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet—the Le Brassus Manufacture has come out with an entirely new collection that will sit alongside Audemars Piguet's established favourites such as the Royal Oak, Millenary and Royal Oak Offshore, for years to come.
A comprehensive launch with a full collection of 13 references conceived for both men and women, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet includes four self-winding models with date indication, a perpetual calendar, two self-winding flying tourbillons, a tourbillon openworked, a minute repeater supersonnerie, and four self-winding chronographs.
With the new collection comes a bold new design, which incorporates a completely new case architecture that, inserts itself in Audemars Piguet's long history of unconventional design. For Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet, the Manufacture has gone with a multifaceted curved architecture that comprises an octagonal middle case, a round extra-thin bezel and stylised arched lugs.
The case of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet is an area where the Manufacture has really pushed boundaries. The bottom lugs lean delicately against the caseback in perfect alignment. Each lug is individually soldered to the bezel with a soldering paste applied by hand, and their resistance to tear is tested in a machine that the company conceived specifically for the collection.