Audemars Piguet - Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar Titanium 26574TI
Audemars Piguet recently launched a new Royal Oak Perpetual Calendar model with a case and bracelet made of grade 5 titanium, an alloy that is lightweight, non-magnetic and highly corrosion-resistant. CODE 11.59 BY AUDEMARS PIGUET Watches
The 41mm x 9.5m case and integrated bracelet are hand-finished with alternating brushed and polished surfaces. Water resistance is limited to 20 meters/33 feet.
Protected by a flat anti-glare sapphire crystal, the two-tone dial combines a blue "Grande Tapisserie" pattern with contrasting grey subdials. White gold applied indexes and Royal Oak hands are treated with luminous material.
The perpetual calendar indications - day, day, date, astronomical moon, month, leap year, hours and minutes - are driven by the Calibre 5134, whose 22-karat yellow gold skeleton rotor is displayed through a sapphire crystal caseback.
Beating at 2.75 Hz (19,800 vibrations per hour), this self-winding movement consists of 374 parts and runs for 40 hours. Best replica watch
Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Selfwinding is an extraordinary claim to ownership. When presented as a photo, it may appear simpler, in fact, some would even say ordinary. However, it would be reckless to express an opinion based solely on one-dimensional images. Its composition is made of high-quality materials and the watch is rich in detail.
Brushed and polished surfaces are repeatedly placed side by side for contrast. In fact, I've had multiple chats with designers and they often use the word "tension" to describe the pairing of seemingly disparate elements that somehow come together wonderfully. AP subtly injects many instances of "tension" into the design and gives the model a look of richness. More examples of this tactic of creating aesthetic contrast can be seen in the mix of forms such as the curved bezel and the straight caseback.cheap Ulysse Nardin
In addition to the impressive case, the dial is pure, elegant and refined. It conveys information quietly and in a clear tone. The movement is meticulously crafted, with an amazing power reserve and a variable inertia balance. This is a gorgeous watch full of mechanical virtues.
As for the rest of Code 11.59, I've also seen the self-winding chronograph firsthand and admired how it looked. In addition, this watch features a fully integrated chronograph with column wheel and vertical coupling, a mouth-watering specification that will whet the appetite of any discerning watch lover. At some point in the future, I'd like to spend more time with this watch.
The Code 11.59 Perpetual Calendar includes an aventurine dial. While I love perpetual calendars, and the AP has produced some incredible examples over the years, I couldn't succumb to the charm of this particular model. Personally, I think aventurine dials seem a bit busy and work better on watches with less complications.https://www.reviewluxurystore.com
However, I mention the latter model because François-Xavier Overstake, a respected industry commentator who works at WatchProSite, recently declared on his Facebook page that the Code 11.59 Pererpetual Calendar has "the best watch face in the series. ". This perfectly illustrates that opinions are often expressions of personal taste. Therefore, I implore any potential buyer to visit their local AP boutique, try on their favorite model and form their own opinion, and note that the AP moniker is a symbol of technical excellence.
Finally, I go back to the aforementioned conversation with Octavio Garcia and my perception that all of the brand's efforts seem to be focused solely on the Royal Oak and its younger sibling, the Royal Oak Offshore. The brand from Le Brassus, under the tutelage of François-Henry Bennahmias, stepped out of its comfort zone, showed courage and made something very different from the existing products. I applaud the bravery of the brand and hope that some vitriol aimed at AP doesn't dampen the company's future creativity. replica luxury watches
Model: Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Automatic Winding
Case: 18-karat rose gold case; 41mm diameter; water-resistant to 3ATM (30m); sapphire crystal and sapphire caseback
Functions: hours, minutes, central sweep seconds; date
Movement: manufacture caliber 4302; automatic movement; frequency 28,800VpH (4Hz); 32 jewels; power reserve 70 hours; total number of components = 257
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator leather strap with 18-karat rose gold pin buckle.