A courageous brand
Audemars Piguet Replica recently unveiled an array of additional Code 11.59 models some of which are equipped with smoked sunburst lacquered dials and in some instances, two-tone gold cases. The esteemed marque has courageously combined 18-carat white gold with 18-carat pink gold.
The dials – more choice and a plethora of details
The Code 11.59 by Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica is now offered in four additional dial choices: smoked lacquered burgundy, smoked lacquered blue, smoked lacquered purple and a comparatively restrained grey lacquered option.
Once again, the would-be buyer should note the subtle elements. The dial’s hue at its centre is at its lightest before the tone deepens as it reaches the dial’s boundary. Likewise, a sunray motif, comprised of fine lines emanates from the centre of the dial.
The indexes on the Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Replica Watches Selfwinding comprise of slender batons and Arabic numerals positioned at the four cardinal points with each Arabic numeral featuring an arcing profile. On the Code 11.59 Selfwinding Chronograph, Arabic numerals are positioned at noon alone, affording greater space for the three registers.
The brand’s nomen spans the upper dial area in 24-carat form. Its intricate profile precludes the use of stamping or milling. Instead AP chose to use galvanic growth similar to the LIGA technology occasionally used when making movement components. Indeed, I cannot think of another brand using it for dial-side adornment, especially in precious metal.
Most of the dial is on one level, albeit on the Audemars Piguet Replica the registers are slightly recessed. However, the tachymeter scale on the chronograph and the minuterie on the Selfwinding model are positioned on a higher plane, encircling the main dial area. This is a further example of the model’s play with three-dimensional forms.
The case and crystal
The Luxury Audemars Piguet Replica slim round bezel is welded to the upper section of the openworked lugs although closer inspection reveals the lower part of the lugs are slightly spaced away from the case. Indeed, there is a minuscule gap which is just sufficient to allow a piece of A4 paper to pass between.
The ‘middle case’, housing the movement, is octagonal, a shape that has bestowed fame and fortune upon the brand, courtesy of its legendary Royal Oak model. Juxtaposing round and octagonal forms creates a degree of aesthetic tension that could have culminated in success or failure. However, the design of the Royal Oak has proved a resounding success.
As mentioned earlier, with the advent of the new dials, some versions of the Swiss Code 11.59 Replica Watches are now available in a two-tone case. Using the Selfwinding model with grey lacquered dial as an example, the bezel and lugs are formed of 18-carat white gold while the middle case is presented in 18-carat pink gold. This blend of noble metals delivers an unusual aesthetic that may not be to everyone’s taste, but I am pleased AP has chosen to take the risk.
Some of the new dial options are offered in a single shade of gold for those prospective purchasers of a more conservative persuasion. Irrespective of the chosen AAA Replica Watches, each case blends satin-brushed, bevelled and polished surfaces. Many of the case’s complex facets necessitate hand-finishing techniques normally used when finishing movements.