At the 2019 SIHH, Audemars Piguet shocked the watchmaking world by introducing the CODE 11.59. Since then, despite the controversy, Audemars Piguet has stuck with its new watch and has released a number of new versions. The latest is why I’m here today: to introduce the Audemars Piguet coded 11.59 Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie watch replica.
The Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 Grande Sonnerie replica is the latest chiming watch from Audemars Piguet to benefit from the Supersonnerie technology the company has been gradually incorporating into its chiming watches since the first replica AP Concept Supersonnerie debuted in 2016. (The original concept watch was shown in 2014.) The current lineup of Supersonnerie watches includes the Concept Supersonnerie, and the CODE 11.59 Minute Repeater Supersonnerie, which won the Men’s Complication prize at the 2019 GPHG, as well as the Royal Oak Minute Repeater Supersonnerie. AP has also released a Supersonnerie repeater in the Jules Audemars line, in 2017. The CODE 11.59 Grande Sonnerie represents the first time that the Supersonnerie technical solutions have been combined with a grande et petite sonnerie, repetition minutes (grand and small strike, with minute repeater) complication.
Let’s begin by talking a little about that pretty face. Presented in a striking greenish-blue shade the?paillonné?enamel dial on this watch is handcrafted by master enameler Anita Porchet. The dial is created using the traditional Grand Feu enamel technique and has been further embellished with distinctive gold pallions for added visual interest. It is also worth mentioning that while Anita and her team would be making 3 pre-defined dials as a part of their collaboration with replica Audemars Piguet, they would also be making two completely bespoke dials as per the customer’s choice. Artistic flair aside, the dial features simple baton-style hour and minute hands than can be used in conjunction with the raised chapter ring to indicate the time.
Anita Porchet is the best enamellist in Switzerland, she has been commissioned by Audemars Piguet for five CODE 11.59 Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie dials
Anita has been commissioned for just five pieces, making this CODE 11.59 is easily the most limited piece to date. Three dials have been made so far—two that look like an ice-cream sundae made by Jeff Bezos and one that reminds you of your favourite blue SEGA character—with another two to be made at the customers’ request and specification.
The case on this watch replica is crafted from 18k white gold and measures a modest 41mm in diameter. No changes have been made to the overall design of the case and it still bears the architectural vibe that all cases on watches from the AP Code 11.59 watch replica family emit. The case exhibits a nice mix of brushed and polished surfaces and is water-resistant to a mere 20 meters.
Powering this watch replica is Audemars Piguet’s technical Tour de force, the caliber 2956. A hand-wound movement, the caliber 2956 comprises 496 components and is entirely hand-assembled by a few highly skilled watchmakers. As the name of the suggests the movement features a Grand Sonnerie complication which implies that the watch can strike hours and quarter-hours by default unlike a minute repeater that chimes the time only on demand. This function can be activated or deactivated using the crown at 2. The movement also incorporates the minute repeater mechanism that can be triggered using the pusher at 10. Finally, the watch is also a “carillon”, which means that the movement is equipped with three gongs and hammers, instead of the more common arrangement of 2 gongs and hammers, enhancing the complexity of the movement and the sonic behavior.
The watch is worn on a hand-stitched blue alligator strap with an 18k white gold folding clasp and would be limited to just five pieces. The retail price has been set at around CHF 725,000. As the latest model, we are designing. Looking for an Audemars Piguet watch replica, click here. We are the largest and most reliable replica of luxury watches store, copy watches such as Rolex, Patek Phillippe, Panerai, Cartier, Hublot, IWC, Tag Heuer and more.