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Audemars Piguet Sets the Time with Five Stunning New Models
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by Savoir Flair 5-minute read October 12, 2023

Audemars Piguet unveils new timepieces that are redefining luxury standards.

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Established in 1875 in the Vallée de Joux, Audemars Piguet has since become an emblem of exceptional craftsmanship and innovative watchmaking. Recognized globally for its intricate designs and mechanical precision, the brand has continually pushed boundaries, melding heritage with forward-thinking design principles.

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Today, with the unveiling of a suite of five timepieces, Audemars Piguet reaffirms its position at the pinnacle of luxury horology. These masterpieces, which range from the urban chic of 1017-ALYX-9SM to the timeless elegance of Code 11.59, encapsulate the brand's commitment to both tradition and innovation. With each launch, the Swiss watchmaker manages to captivate, offering pieces that cater to varied aesthetic sensibilities, ensuring that every aficionado finds their perfect match.

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1017 ALYX 9SM Collaboration with Audemars Piguet

In a pioneering collaboration, Audemars Piguet teamed up with American designer Matthew Williams of 1017 ALYX 9SM, introducing a series that seamlessly blends horology and cutting-edge fashion. The collection encompasses four distinct Royal Oak and Royal Oak Offshore references, with a standout unique Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph, each crafted in 18-carat gold, showcasing minimalist aesthetics and advanced watchmaking. The pièce de résistance, the two-tone Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph, mixes 18-carat yellow gold and stainless steel, powered by the Calibre 4409.

This audacious partnership was celebrated with a launch party on August 24 in Tokyo, where the unique timepiece was auctioned. Proceeds from this auction were pledged to various initiatives that support play-based learning for underprivileged children, underscoring both brands' commitment to social causes.

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Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet 38mm

Reinforcing its commanding stature in the horological industry, Audemars Piguet unveils a refined evolution of the Code 11.59 series – now meticulously crafted in a 38mm size. Intended for connoisseurs with a penchant for slimmer wrists, this creation blends Audemars Piguet's legendary craftsmanship with innovative design sensibilities. The watch exhibits a harmonious triad: an octagonal case middle, an ultra-thin bezel, and a circular caseback, all intricately detailed with alternating satin-brushing and polished chamfers, highlighting its multifaceted architecture. Each timepiece's centerpiece, an embossed dial co-developed with Swiss guilloché craftsman Yann von Kaenel, displays a mesmerizing gradient structure achieved by PVD. This enchanting effect is intensified with new faceted and luminescent-coated hands ensuring optimal legibility, paired gracefully with an alligator strap that resonates with the dial's hue. 

Beyond its aesthetic triumphs, this rendition is powered by the Calibre 5900, a testament to Audemars Piguet's technical prowess. With a slim 4mm profile, high frequency, and a robust 60-hour power reserve, its intricate components, from polished angles to Côtes de Genève, are revealed through a transparent sapphire caseback, further establishing the Code 11.59's place as an emblem of Audemars Piguet's unwavering dedication to perfection.

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34 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding in White Ceramic

Stepping into the spotlight is the brand's pioneering 34 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding model, sculpted entirely from white ceramic. This timepiece, a successor to the acclaimed black ceramic model introduced in 2021, emanates sheer elegance with its white hue harmoniously offset by pink gold accents. Exclusively available in Audemars Piguet boutiques, its slim design resonates with those preferring a lighter, more delicate wrist presence.

Adorned with the intricate Grand Tapisserie motif, the model exudes sophistication, further enhanced by its luminescent markers and hands in pink gold. The resilience of white ceramic, notably harder than its black counterpart, showcases Audemars Piguet’s craftsmanship. This creation houses the selfwinding Calibre 5800, promising a 50-hour power reserve and a depth resistance of 50 meters, with exquisite finishes exemplifying the brand's legacy.

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37 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding with Turquoise Dial

Audemars Piguet once again dazzles the connoisseurs with a 37 mm Royal Oak Selfwinding model, an exquisite fusion of 18-carat yellow gold and an entrancing natural turquoise dial. This stellar timepiece captures the inherent allure of the turquoise stone, with each dial offering a symphony of hues and textures that resonate with its ancient heritage. The mesmerizing blue of the dial, set against the gleaming yellow gold hour markers and hands, evokes visions of azure oceans under golden sunlight.

The timepiece's elegance is further underscored by a polished yellow gold applique, proudly displaying the "Audemars Piguet" signature. Encased within is the state-of-the-art Calibre 5900, epitomizing the brand's commitment to horological precision and innovation. In every facet of its design, this watch bridges the grandeur of bygone eras with the technological marvels of modern watchmaking.

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37 mm Royal Oak Offshore Selfwinding Chronographs

Audemars Piguet celebrates the Royal Oak Offshore’s 30th anniversary with éclat, introducing a quartet of 37 mm Selfwinding Chronograph masterpieces. Crafted with precision, these timepieces are available in lavish materials, including stainless steel and 18-carat pink or yellow gold. Their bezels, bedecked with intricate gem settings, present a visual spectacle. The dials, on the other hand, showcase a renewed aesthetic with the new Lady Tapisserie motif, offering a contemporary take on a classic design. The revamped AP monogram adorns these dials, signifying the brand's ever-evolving legacy.

Each watch strap comes with the brand's bespoke interchangeable system, ensuring both comfort and a luxurious feel. As for the dials, they are a sight to behold: from the muted elegance of salmon pink to the profound allure of royal blue. These colors, combined with the luminance of brilliant-cut diamonds or the vibrancy of colored baguette-cut gemstones, make each timepiece a unique ode to the brand's impeccable craftsmanship and artistry.

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