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CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4: GPGH 2023 Winner


CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4
CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4 - Image Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

In the world of Swiss Haute Horlogerie, Audemars Piguet stands as a beacon of tradition and innovation. Over a century after crafting the iconic Universelle pocket watch, the brand has now unveiled its groundbreaking creation - the Code 11.59 Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4. This masterpiece not only pays homage to the brand's legacy but also marks a significant milestone as Audemars Piguet's first ultra-complicated selfwinding wristwatch. The 11.59, in addition to additonal new releases like the Royal Oak Offshore Chronograph continue the boundary pushing enthusiats have been accustomed to from Audemars Piguet.


 

Audemars Piguest and the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG)

Before we delve into the intricacies of this horological marvel, it's essential to appreciate the historical backdrop against which Audemars Piguet shines. The Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève (GPHG), a prestigious annual event, has been a bastion of recognition for the finest watchmaking achievements since its inception. This platform not only celebrates craftsmanship but also encourages innovation, setting the stage for audacious creations like the Code 11.59 Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4.


CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4
CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4 - Image Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

 

The Audemars Piguet 11.59 Collection

The Code 11.59 collection by Audemars Piguet has been a testament to the brand's commitment to contemporary aesthetics, and the RD#4 takes this commitment to a new level. Balancing heritage and modernity, the Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4 is not just a timepiece; it's a fusion of Swiss watchmaking artistry with ergonomic design. The watch is built for the demands of the modern wearer, ensuring unprecedented comfort and simplicity of use.



 

Engineering Marvel Feauturing 40 Functions

At the heart of this horological marvel beats the selfwinding Calibre 1000, a testament to Audemars Piguet's relentless pursuit of perfection. Boasting over 1,100 components, this revolutionary movement encapsulates 40 functions, including an awe-inspiring Grande Sonnerie Supersonnerie, a minute repeater, a perpetual calendar, a split-seconds flyback chronograph, and a flying tourbillon.


CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4
CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4 - Image Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

The "Secret" Gold Caseback and Supersonnerie Sapphire Soundboard: What sets the Code 11.59 Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4 apart is the introduction of a "secret" gold caseback, a hidden gem that enhances the watch's acoustic performance when worn. This ingenious feature not only adds a touch of mystery but also allows enthusiasts to experience the intricate sounds of the timepiece. The Supersonnerie sapphire soundboard, unveiled when the caseback is opened, not only amplifies the auditory experience but also showcases the mesmerizing beauty of the intricate mechanism within.


 

Seven Years of Collaboration & Innovation

CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4
CODE 11.59 By Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle #4 - Image Courtesy of Audemars Piguet

Seven Years of Collaboration and Innovation: Bringing the RD#4 to life was no small feat; it was the result of a collaborative effort that spanned over seven years. Audemars Piguet's team of engineers, designers, watchmakers, and craftspeople worked in harmony, pushing the boundaries of Haute Horlogerie craftsmanship. This dedication to excellence is evident in every detail of the Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4, showcasing Audemars Piguet's unwavering commitment to advancing the art of watchmaking.


 

View the official GPHG Relase below:



 

Thank you to Audemars Piguet for all images in this article and thank you for spending time with us.


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