GENEVA – Earlier this week, Audemars Piguet presented a game-changing groundbreaking timepiece to around 100 journalists and VIP clients at its new high-complication factory in Le Locle, Switzerland .
Code 11.59, designed by Audemars Piguet Universelle, took designers, manufacturers, watchmakers and artisans seven years to develop. It has more than 1,100 components and 40 functions, including 23 complications and 17 special technical devices.
Although feature-rich, it's surprisingly easy to read and operate, unlike most grand-complication replica watches for sale.
The timepiece is just one of more than 20 new and reference models launched by the luxury Swiss watchmaker at two locations – the Manufacture des Saignoles, its futuristic new manufacturing facility in Le Locle, the cradle of Swiss watchmaking; Headquartered in the picturesque village of Le Brassus in the Ru Valley.
New arrivals – including a sleek Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph made entirely of black ceramic and a white gold Royal Oak Ultra-Thin with a Tuscan dial – look set to push the brand even further business, the brand reportedly earned more than SGD 2 billion in Switzerland, with revenue of SGD 2.9 billion in 2022, up from around SFr 1.6 billion in 2021.
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Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet UltraComplication Universelle Audemars Piguet's first grand complication self-winding watch, equipped with Caliber 1000, is a new work that condenses the brand's horological craftsmanship into a single movement.
It was inspired by the L'Universelle, the watchmaker's legendary ultra-complex pocket best replica watch site launched in 1899.
A watch lover's dream, it boasts an incredible 23 complications - including a grande sonnerie, minute repeater, perpetual calendar and flying tourbillon. In order to strike the perfect balance between ergonomics and artistry, the team went to great lengths to design the function corrector and crown pusher so that these functions can be easily controlled.
These features are located on either side of the 42mm case, which measures 15.55mm thick. For example, on the right side of the case, three crowns with coaxial pushers allow the wearer to wind the watch, set the time and date, and select the chiming mode (grande sonnerie, petite sonnerie or silent mode). Small symbols carefully engraved on the buttons and crown indicate their functions.
The timepiece also has a 'secret' gold caseback that enhances the watch's acoustic performance when worn and reveals the beauty of the mechanism when opened - thanks to the new Supersonnerie sapphire soundboard.replica watches review
Available in 18K white or rose gold, the Universelle comes in four versions – two of which feature architectural dials that showcase the complications of their movements. Each style is equipped with an alligator leather strap and comes with a rubber-coated calfskin strap.
Royal Oak Concept Split Seconds Chronograph GMT Big Date
The Royal Oak was launched in 1972 and the Offshore in 1993 as an anniversary celebration. Then there was the Royal Oak Concept in 2002, conceived as a platform for the brand to experiment with the craft of watchmaking of the future.
The 3D and slightly curved 43mm case – featuring a combination of satin-brushed, polished and sandblasted surfaces that offer an interesting study of texture and light – is made of sandblasted titanium. The watch is also equipped with an interchangeable strap, which is the first time in this series.
Powering it is the cutting-edge Caliber 4407 movement, whose complex engineering – incorporating flyback chronograph, split-seconds, GMT function and large date – is highlighted by the skeletonized dial. It comes on a black and gray rubber strap with an Audemars Piguet titanium folding clasp and comes with a black rubber strap.
Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Stainless Steel Watch Four years ago, when Audemars Piguet first launched the 11.59 collection, the reaction was mixed, with many criticizing the design as bland. But thanks to clever tweaks, the model is gaining popularity among watch fans.
To make it even more attractive, the watchmaker released six new 41mm models in 11.59 steel. Previous references were primarily 18K white or rose gold.
Four of the new models—available as three-hand models or chronographs—are made entirely of stainless steel, while the other two feature black ceramic case middles with steel bezels, lugs and casebacks.
The plain dials of previous references have given way to new stamped dials – blue, green or “smoky beige” – featuring concentric circles and a wave pattern. The watchmaker collaborated with Swiss guilloche artisan Yann von Kaenel to design this pattern. To make it even more eye-catching, the blue and green dials are colored with PVD (Physical Vapor Deposition), and the beige dials are electroplated.Replica Richard Mille Rafael Nadal
Caliber 4302 for the three-hand model and Caliber 4401 for the chronograph. Both movements are equipped with a patented mechanism that provides stability and precision when setting the watch.
Royal Oak Self-Winding 37mm Turquoise Dial
This stunning timepiece features a beautiful turquoise dial that harkens back to the 1970s and 80s when stone dials were not uncommon in Audemars Piguet watches. The turquoise gems are sourced from Mexico, and each dial is cut, ground, sandblasted and polished to an overall thickness of just 0.75mm. Due to the different composition and texture of each gemstone, each dial is unique.
The yellow gold setting – the first 37mm Royal Oak collection to be crafted in precious metal since 2018 – works like a pendant, accentuating the gem’s brilliance. The watch is equipped with the latest self-winding movement Caliber 5900, has a 60-hour power reserve, and will debut in 2022 on various 37mm models.
Royal Oak Offshore Black Ceramic Automatic Chronograph
This is Audemars Piguet's first Offshore model to be made entirely of ceramic - from the case and bracelet to the crown and pushers. Thanks to its striking monochrome look, this 42mm timepiece is an eye-catching piece. The only contrast comes from the eight white gold screws on the case and bezel.replica Bell & Ross
Like the original Offshore, the jet-black dial features the Petite Tapisserie check, previously only used on gold or titanium self-winding chronographs. Measuring 15.4mm thick, the watch is powered by Caliber 4404, an integrated chronograph movement with column wheel, flyback function and 70-hour power reserve.
Royal Oak Jumbo Extra Thin
As soon as the watch was unveiled, one word kept coming out: Tuscany. It references Tuscan dials, with its hand-brushed finish and dark blue hue – something that featured some Royal Oaks 30 years ago.
This new 18K White Gold Royal Oak Jumbo Extra Thin dial features a beautifully grained design that has been PVD treated in an alluring shimmering blue hue.
At the heart of this striking watch measuring 31mm in diameter and 8.1mm in height is Cal 7121, which has a power reserve of 55 hours.replica Ulysse Nardin watches