Flying tourbillon and precious metals define Audemars Piguet’s latest Royal Oak and number 11.59 watch These styles are classics.
Audemars Piguet has always maintained its leading position in the high-end watch industry, and while inheriting its traditions, it also pays attention to future innovations. Its two latest releases are updates to the two most famous styles through the brand’s latest technological developments.
The first is a relaxed understanding of the fake Royal Oak, the most famous model of the Swiss watchmaker. This marks the first time this watch has become a self-winding tourbillon, which is an achievement made by the brand with three case materials: stainless steel, titanium alloy and 18-carat rose gold. The stainless steel and rose gold versions share the sunburst dial pattern that evolved from the flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock, while the titanium dial has a sandblasted gray surface.
The triple movement is powered by the 2950 movement, which represents the manufacturer’s latest generation of self-winding movement, combining a flying tourbillon and a central rotor. The hand-crafted flying tourbillon cage provides a view of certain adjustment parts of the watch, while the transparent case back provides another impression of the delicate internal structure.
The 41mm model is waterproof to 50 meters. The Royal Oak is known for its one-piece bracelet, which is closed with a three-piece folding clasp.
Next is a new attempt on Code 11.59 automatic winding flying tourbillon. It is available in two styles, and its gold dial is refined from shattered Aventurine glass and “Grand Feu” enamel, and blended together to evoke the starry sky. Mix a very thin layer of glass sand with water by hand, then apply it on the crushed Aventurine glass, and then heat it to over 800°C in a special oven. Repeat the process several times to achieve maximum transparency, depth and light reflection.
An improved version of the new version of Code 11.59 is a black dial with hand-made 18-carat rose gold hour markers, Arabic numerals and hands, and is illuminated by a 41mm 18-carat rose gold case. Its twin has a blue Aventurine enamel dial, case, hour markers, Arabic numerals and 18-carat white gold hands, all hand-finished. Both share a striking flying tourbillon cage and a clear case back cover at 6 o’clock, revealing a 22-carat rose gold oscillating weight.
Each of them uses 2950 automatic winding mechanical movement, equipped with 27 jewels, and has a power reserve of at least 65 hours. Water-resistant to 30 meters, both are fastened to the wrist with a hand-stitched black alligator strap and closed with a pure gold folding clasp.
11.59 on replica Audemars Piguet automatic tourbillon and Royal Oak automatic tourbillon.