For the firts time, Audemars Piguet combines the prestige of the flying tourbillon with the modernity of the flyback chronograph in the extension of the Code 11.59 collection.
The Flying Tourbillon Chronograph Automatic model, available in a limited edition of 50 pieces, will exhibit a contemporary aesthetic with distinctive architectural elements that highlight the classic Manufacture of traditional Swiss craftsmanship.
Michael Friedman, Head of Complications at Audemars Piguet, said: “Our products, both old and new, have one thing in common. Our boxes are the canvas of an extremely detailed hand finish that creates a play of light when examining architectural geometry”.
An 18-carat white gold case and a three-dimensional effect that blurs the line between the dial and the movement are available. As well as the design elements, more than 100 hand-polished angles are included.
The completely transparent chronograph counters at 9 and 9 0’clock reveal part of the complex mechanism, while at 6 o’clock the spectacular rotation of the flying tourbillon can be seen. In addition, the blue lacquer enhancement, along with the blue gold hands and chronograph rings, add the perfect touch of color, which is complemented by a dark blue alligator leather bracelet.
The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Flying Torubillon Chronograph Automatic is the first model in which the watchmaker is equipped with a flying tourbillon, a complicated mechanism first launched in 2018 as part of the Royal Oak Concept Collection.