Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Aventurine

Audemars Piguet presents two new aventurine dial versions of Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon watch. This new dial design combines the refinement of enamel with the shimmering of aventurine glass for a unique effect of star-lit sky.

To complement the collection’s complex architecture and countless details, the Manufacture’s dial makers have covered the timepiece’s gold dial with a blend of crushed aventurine glass and “Grand Feu” enamel for an expressive touch of creativity.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Aventurine

The first model features an 18-carat pink gold case and a black aventurine enamel dial with hand-finished 18-carat pink gold hour-markers. The flying tourbillon cage located at 6 o’clock also presents a subtle pink gold-toned touch.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Aventurine

The constellation of mineral particles adorning the black aventurine enamel dial finds echo in the luminous 18-carat pink gold case. The complex double curved sapphire crystal, which perfectly integrates the curvature of the extra-thin bezel, magnifies the dial’s night sky effect by adding a mesmerising play of light.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Aventurine

The collection’s dedicated open-worked oscillating weight, visible through the sapphire caseback, is honed from 22-carat pink gold and echoes the case’s colour. The two-tone flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock reveals the watch’s beating heart.

The second variation of the new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon unites a blue aventurine enamel dial with a case, hour-markers, Arabic numerals and hands in 18-carat white gold, entirely hand-finished throughout.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Aventurine white gold version

The dial is further endowed with a smoked effect for added depth and refinement. This gradation is achieved by incorporating blue and black aventurine glass into the enamel. The rhodium-toned flying tourbillon cage at 6 o’clock echoes the bright tonality of the watch’s white gold case.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Aventurine white gold watch caseback view

To further match with the case’s colour, the open-worked oscillating weight, visible through the sapphire caseback, is made in rhodium-toned 22-carat pink gold.

The 18-carat white gold case, hand-finished with satin-brushing and polished chamfers, is embellished with a smoked blue aventurine enamel dial.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Aventurine white gold watch blue dial

The two models’ gold cases are adorned with an alternation of satin-brushed and polished surfaces highlighting the watch’s multifaceted architecture. Only a small team of finishing experts have the necessary experience to decorate the collection’s complex case that weaves together an extra-thin bezel, an octagonal middle case, a round caseback and highly stylised lugs. The sapphire caseback reveals the back of the flying tourbillon cage, part of the gear train as well as the dedicated rhodium-toned 22-carat oscillating weight.

Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Aventurine pink gold version

The two new takes on the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon are powered by Selfwinding Manufacture calibre 2950, which combines a flying tourbillon with a central rotor.

Since it was developed in the 1920s, the flying tourbillon has been a symbol of watchmaking excellence and art. Today, Audemars Piguet is amongst the few watchmakers trained to perfect this mechanism. Audemars Piguet’s first flying tourbillon wristwatch made its appearance in 2018 in the Royal Oak Concept collection. The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet represents the Manufacture’s second collection to host this prestigious mechanism.

Technical details

Model: Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon / 41 mm

Movement
Selfwinding Manufacture Calibre 2950
Diameter: 30.9 mm (13 ¾ lignes)
Thickness: 6.24 mm
Number of parts: 270
Number of jewels: 27
Minimum power reserve guaranteed: 65 h
Frequency of balance wheel: 3 Hz (21,600 vibrations/hour)

Functions
Flying tourbillon, hours, minutes

Versions

Reference 26396BC.OO.D002CR.01

Case
18-carat white gold case
Double glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Glare-proofed sapphire caseback
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Blue aventurine enamel dial with smoked effect, 18-carat white gold applied hour-markers and hands, black lacquered inner bezel.

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” black alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp

Reference 26396OR.OO.D002CR.02

Case
18-carat pink gold case
Double glare-proofed sapphire crystal
Glare- proofed sapphire caseback
Water-resistant to 30 m

Dial
Black aventurine enamel dial, 18-carat pink gold applied hour-markers and hands, black lacquered inner bezel

Strap
Hand-stitched “large square-scale” black alligator strap with 18-carat pink gold AP folding clasp