CODE 11.59 by Audemars Piguet
Your probably thinking that’s not by Audemars Piguet, it doesn’t look like their trademark Royal Oak, but it is an AP. Probably there most ambitious endeavour ever by this giant of watchmakers with the release of their new family, CODE 11.59. Launched at this years salon international de la haute horlogerie, this 41mm round case (in red or white gold) definitely is a departure from the traditional Octagon (which was first unveiled in 1917) and the 1970 Royal Oak. But don’t fear the AP DNA hasn’t disappeared, the round case is embedded within an octagonal middle case, phew! There are six models in the new CODE 11.59 range which is a limited edition of 2000. And what’s with the name 11:59? Well it refers to the last minute of the day before the dawn of a new one.
(Image courtesy AP)