Audemars Piguet has recently revealed its new Tourbillon Openworked Code 11.59. The hand-finished tourbillon openworked movement is adorned with different shades of grey and is housed in a two-tone case interweaving 18-carat pink and white gold, highlighting the watch’s multifaceted geometry. The intricate case, with its skeletonized lugs, is an interesting modern take on the round classic case. The 41mm-wide main case (just 10.7mm-thick) is done in 18k white gold, while the middle section of the case is done in 18k pink gold. We see this same juxtaposition of hues on the movement between the silver-toned movement and the 18k pink gold hands and balance wheel.
The hand-finished Audemars Piguet in-house caliber 2948 manually wound tourbillon movement possesses a symmetrical beauty. The movement is made up of 196 parts and operates at 3Hz with 72 hours of power reserve. Audemars Piguet does have a lot more sophisticated tourbillon-based movements, but this version of the Code 11.59 is more of a modern dress watch so a more simple, decorative movement suits it. All that we know about the strap is that it is slate gray and “rubber-coated,” along with the fact that it has a matching 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp.
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