Laura Lan, a famous Chinese and Chinese critic of clocks and jewellery, the main author of ‘Large in Uppercase’, also specializes in the appreciation of mechanical watches. . Established ‘Attractive Studio’ to engage in professional copywriting, consulting, and lectures. Some people are destined to be noticed right after birth, like Audemars Piguet’s CODE11.59. It is said that this series may not have a Chinese name, this latest model I secretly went to the Brasserie Audemars Piguet factory at the end of November last year. Audemars Piguet finally answered us in 2019: In addition to the Royal Oak, what else can keep us obsessed with longing? Audemars Piguet has thrown a CODE, now let’s take a look at what is so special about this series of watches, also known as CODE 11.59? Audemars Piguet’s new CODE 11.59 series has a new silhouette, structure and design. To be honest, it is very difficult to change the classic design. With such a successful watchmaking position and market performance, Audemars Piguet dared to design a new case, and from the three-hand classic to the chronograph, it is also complicated. Functions such as perpetual calendar, tourbillon, minute repeater, and six latest-generation movements are introduced in one breath, three of which are new self-made movements. When we talk about watch design, let’s talk about ‘shape’ first, and undoubtedly the Royal Oak has already gained the status of a king in the octagonal case design. But because more than 90% of the case designs on the market are round, the highlight of the Royal Oak is not an accident, but if you want to achieve an absolute breakthrough in the round case, how would Audemars Piguet design? CODE 11.59 series has made new attempts and breakthroughs based on the round case. ‘This watch is almost impossible to copy’, this is the opening statement of Francois-Henry Bennahmias, Audemars Piguet President, when he first previewed the CODE 11.59 series in the watch factory. If you continue to look at all the design and production details of this watch, you will know that this sentence is true. First of all, this is not a design with a main case and a back cover. According to the CEO of Audemars Piguet, it is a ‘ floating ‘ case with a bridge-like lug connection. The upper structure of the outer edge frame encloses a middle case and then engages with the bottom cover. There is no bezel design. A single piece of sapphire mirror is fixed by this upper structure together with the middle case. This special upper structure is at the bottom edge of the lugs and the case back, although the curve looks perfectly seamless on the side. But in fact, the two are not completely joined, but leave a very fine seam (can be inserted into the gap of a piece of paper), that is to say, the overall case and the mirror are locked and fixed, instead of the traditional structure, but Like the ‘nesting’ method, it creates a feeling of suspension. CODE 11.59 series of case and mirror lock way to break the traditional structure, the sapphire mirror and the upper and lower layers such as the bridge structure is fixed, and then embedded in the central case. Code 1: The suspended feeling of psychedelic mirrors actually comes from its unique sapphire mirrors. Boldly discard the outer ring and the frame of the watch. The special design mirror used by Audemars Piguet in the CODE 11.59 series may not look real enough from the photos, but when you actually wear the watch, you will find yourself a little dizzy because the interior of the mirror The curvature is different between the vertical and horizontal radians, that is to say: imagine that you are standing inside the Beijing Bird’s Nest, and your feet are stepping on the upside-down bird’s nest, the top of the head is upward, and the bottom of the foot is downward. The sapphire mirror that made Audemars Piguet annoying during development was a mad sapphire mirror. The design of the two curvatures not only has an incredible arc in appearance, but also has a psychedelic ‘abyss of abyss’ on the inside. Just like the full-screen design that is popular in smartphones recently, this uncovered full-screen sapphire mirror makes me a bit can’t bear to start to swipe the screen with my fingers. Audemars Piguet has developed a special and complex hyperboloid anti-glare sapphire crystal glass with a dome-shaped inner surface and a circular arc shape on the outer surface from 6 to 12 o’clock on the dial. Perspective and light effects create a unique visual hierarchy. Password 2: The arc-shaped timescales and pointers make it hard for you to swipe the screen. Not only this full-screen mirror with psychedelic effects, but this seems to be curved timescales, and how many facets are on the scale. . 18K gold 3, 6, 9, and 12 time scales are not flat surfaces, but the overall surface is formed by curved curvature, the scale is a multi-faceted design; most of the brand logos on the previous AP model dial In order to print it, the CODE 11.59 series brand logo is cut into three-dimensional design with 24K gold. If you look closely, you will find the sharp corners and thin lines of the original Audemars Piguet French font. There is a very thin line between each letter, and these small details are exquisitely dazzling. The CODE 11.59 series face plate is treated with lacquer, and the hour markers and hands have a unique curved curve. Although there is no external bezel, the dial of the CODE 11.59 watch does have a bezel time scale design, but this bezel is not superimposed on the dial, but fixed in the mirror; the slender hands of the watch also have a double-cut design With a long, slim second hand, the tail is a small round detail. If you are curious about the color of the CODE 11.59 saturated faceplate, you do n’t need to doubt that this is the effect of publicity picture decoration, because the faceplate of the CODE 11.59 series three-hand and chronograph models is a lacquer process that requires multiple layers of repeated processing The color of the plate is rich and saturated, there are three colors of blue, black, and white. The limited number of minute repeaters and tourbillon styles are gradient dark blue enamel dials, which is also my favorite style. CODE 11.59 includes the integration of Audemars Piguet’s craftsmanship ideas, and it can never be copied. It is a round watch, but it is not necessarily a completely classic round watch. The CODE 11.59 series face plate is manually embedded into Audemars Piguet’s three-dimensional 3D logo. If you are careful enough, you will find that the middle case of CODE 11.59 is a special design with a circle in the octagon and a circle in the octagon. If the Royal Oak represents the design era of the Audemars Piguet octagonal shell, then CODE 11.59 is a deeper interpretation of the octagonal shell. The emergence of the CODE11.59 series means that Audemars Piguet will have three classic product lines: Royal Oak, Millennium and CODE 11.59. The annual production of Audemars Piguet has been maintained at around 40,000. Will it be because of the new product line? Changed? President Francois-Henry Bennahmias said: The annual output will not be adjusted for the time being, and the balance will not be changed due to the addition of new product lines. Maintaining 40,000 production is currently the best performance state that Audemars Piguet considers, so the addition of the CODE11.59 series , Which means that other product lines will slightly reduce production. Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series self-winding floating tourbillon watch, equipped with a self-winding movement produced in 2950, 18K white gold case diameter 41 mm, smoked blue enamel dial. Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series with crocodile leather strap and buckle of the same material. Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series perpetual calendar watch, equipped with Calibre 5134 self-winding self-produced movement, 41 mm diameter rose gold case, sandstone dial, priced at about 553,000 yuan. Password 3: fully equipped with self-made movement Audemars Piguet has been destined to attract attention for this birth, and six self-made movements have been arranged to welcome it. The new automatic winding 4302 movement is compared to another. The self-made 3120 self-winding movement has been launched for about 15 years. The 4302 has a slightly larger diameter (32mm) and a larger thickness (4.8mm). In addition, the vibration frequency is increased to 4Hz, which is more mainstream than the 3120. Also increased to about 70 hours. It is also worth noting the launch of the 4401 self-winding stopwatch, which is also the new integrated self-made stopwatch movement that is rare in Audemars Piguet in recent times. It is very exciting for friends who have been expecting Audemars Piguet to make a difference in stopwatch technology. . There are indeed many charming designs about this self-winding movement, but we will elaborate on this for the next time. Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series self-winding watch, equipped with Calibre 4302 self-winding self-produced movement, 18K white gold case diameter 41mm, priced at about 199,000 yuan. Audemars Piguet 4302 self-winding, self-produced movement with a diameter of 32 mm (14 legal minutes) and a power reserve of at least 70 hours. Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series self-winding chronograph, equipped with Calibre 4401 self-winding self-produced movement, 18K white gold case diameter 41mm, black lacquered dial, priced at about 314,000 yuan. The Audemars Piguet Calibre 4401 self-winding self-produced movement is equipped with an instant jump date, an integrated column wheel chronograph structure and a flyback function, with a power reserve of 70 hours. When I went to the Audemars Piguet Swiss factory, I took some tasks to find materials. I accidentally discovered that in the past hundred years, Audemars Piguet has created many unique and unique watches with a case design. The combined case reminds me of the well-known Dutch artist Mondrian; in 1962, the asymmetric scroll case design, in the era of the space-time TV pillow design, Audemars Piguet’s ideas and practices have always been consistent with Different. This model introduced in 1961 is a unique combination of round and rectangular shapes. This eccentrically designed watch made in 1962 is a model of Audemars Piguet’s breakthrough and subversion. The dial adopts complementary graphics and arc curves. In 1972, the Royal Oak, still handsome, was born. In 2002, the Super Streamlined and Sharp Concept series watch was launched. Audemars Piguet has always stood beyond the times and the mainstream in the appearance of the case. As a stand for thinking, this time the CODE 11.59 series bears the reputation of Audemars Piguet, and also bears the attention of many people. Are you still satisfied with the passcode passed by Audemars Piguet? Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series super hour repeater watch, equipped with Calibre 2953 manual winding self-produced movement, 18K white gold case diameter 41mm. Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 series skeletonized tourbillon watch, equipped with Calibre 2948 manual winding self-produced movement, 41 mm diameter rose gold case, black lacquered inner bezel, 80 hours power reserve. ▼ Join Luo 菈 ‘s circle of friends ▼ Search daxiedeluola Luo Wei’s micro-signal, and mark your identity and watch you own / loved. You can chat with Luo Luo directly in watch friends group.