AP Code 11.59 – Dead Model Walking

“After a rather controversial initial impression and some noise in the collecting community, Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet is now finding its way in both AP’s collections and in the heart of collectors,” monochrome.com asserts, without a shred of evidence. The website introduces the latest addition to the Code 11.59 family: the Flying Tourbillon Chronograph. A timepiece that’s “here to show you the brand’s skills.” Fair enough but . . .

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Watch Design – What Does it Take?

Design is an all-encompassing field. It influences and determines what we see and what we make. Some underlying characteristics are similar through all applications. One in particular: good design “happens.” It’s not influenced by time. Good design is a Eureka moment applied to a shape. It can and can’t be rushed. Here’s a famous tale of watch design that illustrates the point . . .

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New Code 11.59 Audemars Piguet Revealed

The Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 launched to much fanfare – none of it particularly good. Even the usual suspects greeted the Code 11.59 with muted praise. The general consensus: dull. AP is too far along the line to sideline the Code 11.59. So AP’s doing what they can to revive its fortunes. Enter the new model variants . . .

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AP CODE 11.59 – Hot or Not?

Joseph Adams – It’s Hot! When I was last in the arena, Saad and I debated the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak. I was on the hot side of the street. When Mr. Farago paired me with you [Luke] for another of these articles, I resolved not to take the coward’s way out and pick something that had the entire horological world on my side. As a card-carrying iconoclast, I am prepared to do the impossible, defend the indefensible, and take aim at the conventional wisdom and say: The Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 is hot. Specifically . . .

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