In the years since the Luxury AP Code 11.59 Replica first made an appearance, a number of different variations have been released, and in my personal opinion, some of the most successful iterations have been the more complex and unconventional examples. It is often these that best complement the deceptively intricate case design that defines the collection.The new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel takes the signature case of the collection, crafts it from contrasting materials, and then fits it with a wandering hours display and blue aventurine dial.
The 41mm case measures 10.7mm-thick. Its profile will be immediately identifiable to those who are familiar with the Perfect Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Replica collection, with its skeletonized lugs and octagonal middle case, which is sandwiched by a rounded bezel and circular caseback.On the new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel, the bezel, lugs, and caseback are all crafted from 18k white gold, while the middle case and crown appear in black ceramic, with the octagonal shape of the middle case consisting of polished bevels and satin-finished surfaces.
The use of white gold and black ceramic creates both an aesthetic and material contrast, as gold is heavy, soft, and traditional, while ceramic is light, hard, and thoroughly modern. Like other Best Replica Watches from the collection, a signed push-pull crown works with the screw-on display caseback to create 30 meters of water resistance, while the dial is protected by a unique double-curved sapphire crystal.
In this instance, “double-curved” means nothing even remotely close to “double-domed”. While its internal surface is shaped like a dome, it is also vertically curved from 6 to 12 o’clock. The two opposing directions provide it with a striking appearance that adds a lot of dimension to the dial, yet this is something that rarely gets fully conveyed in the brand’s own photos.
While the case of the new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Replica Watches China Starwheel offers a novel combination of materials, it is the dial of this watch and the way that it displays the time that are ultimately its most noteworthy features. Set against a blue aventurine backdrop is a three-dimensional wandering hours display that continues the tradition of the wandering hours “Star Wheel” watches that Audemars Piguet produced during the 1990s.
Aside from the blue aventurine surface of the background, all of the rest of the dial elements appear in a monochromatic tone of black and white to compliment the case. The centrally-mounted seconds hand is crafted from 18k white gold and features a curved tip to complement the domed profile of the three discs that sit below it.
The 1:1 Replica Watches movement itself is impressively finished. Winding the movement is a skeletonized oscillating weight made from 22k pink gold, with all of this sitting on display through the watch’s sapphire crystal caseback window. Completing the new Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel is a textured black rubber-coated strap with an 18k white gold pin buckle that is engraved with the Audemars Piguet logo, rather than the normal AP monogram that appears on other clasps and buckles from the collection.