Audemars Piguet has a new collection of watches, and it is the Code 11.59 collection. The most expensive watch in that collection is by far the 11.59 Minute Repeater Supesonnerie. Yes the watch looks simple, but it carries a price tag that is more than double the next expensive watch in the line up. I am not the biggest fan of Audemars Piguet. Of course i respect the company, and yes they have watch models that i drool over, but some of there models just do not appeal to me, and the price of some of their watches is so high, i cannot imagine owning such a timepiece. However one thing is true. Audemars Piquet is loaded with courage and confidence. It is a company that does not rest on its laurels. The company creates, and creates, and creates. I respect and admire the firm for that, and as for this new watch, i must say i love it.
The Code 11.59 Minute Repeater is without a doubt the most beautiful timepiece in the new collection. The dial comes in with a blue enamel that is both simple and quite clean. The only hour markers are the 12, 3 and the 9, while having baton markets in between. The seconds subdial is at the 6 o’clock position. Yes the dial looks simple and uncomplicated, but on the side of the watch case near the 8 o’clock position, there is a slider that makes the user aware of the striking abilities of the watch. The watch case is 41 millimeters in diameter, and inside there is the caliber 2953 movement. The movement is based on the Royal Oak Supersonnerie caliber 2937, and these movements are made in a unique way to amplify the volume of the watch’s chimes. Normally in a minute repeater, the gongs would be attached to the main plate. However in this watch, they are attached to a sounding board for that extra volume.
At a price of nearly $300,000, this is a watch that most people will never be able to put on their wrist, or lock up in the bedroom safe overnight. Yet for those who can afford it, this is an amazing work of art both for the eyes and the ears, and is another example of why Audemars Piguet is who they are. I almost forgot to mention that the watch has only 20 meters of water resistance, so clearly not even a swim can be taken in this watch, but it is safe in the rain, and in a splash. 18k white gold was used for the case, and the crystal is made of the best sapphire available. The watch beats at a frquency of 3Hz, and offers a power reserve of 42 hours. The watch comes with an amazing blue alligator strap that matches the dial of the watch nicely. For more information, please go to audemarspiguet.com, and do not be shy. Maybe most f us cannot afford this watch, but for watch lovers like you and i, its great to read up on such works of art, and the official website is a great place to get the facts direct from the firm.