The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection welcomes a new 38mm size

October 2023

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection welcomes a new 38mm size

The Swiss manufacturer expands the horizons for Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet with the launch of a 38mm case size. The new diameter debuts with two self-winding models featuring an 18K pink gold case with an embossed dial in two hues and a corresponding alligator strap. Both are powered by the latest generation self-winding Calibre 5900.


he new 38 mm Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding has been designed with smaller wrists in mind. This size, which complements the collection’s current 41 and 42 mm offering, debuts with two models crafted in 18-carat pink gold. Although displaying a smaller diameter, the two timepieces have retained the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet aesthetic codes.

Its case is composed of an octagonal case middle positioned within an extra-thin bezel and a round caseback. The upper part of the stylised lugs is welded to the bezel, while the lower part leans delicately against the caseback in perfect alignment. The contemporary case has been finished with the same meticulous care as the Manufacture’s calibres, the refined alternation of satin-brushing and polished chamfers emphasising its multifaceted architecture.

Following the collection’s design evolution introduced earlier this year, the crown features shallower, yet more pronounced indentations, furthering the case’s geometrical complexity. The two 18-carat pink gold models offer elegant contrasts. The first watch is enriched with a vibrant purple dial and a matching strap, while the second timepiece presents a more discreet, yet shiny ivory aesthetic.

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection welcomes a new 38mm size

Both timepieces are endowed with the collection’s latest dial design evolution. The embossed dial, which reproduces a striking gradient structure, was developed by Audemars Piguet in collaboration with Swiss guilloché craftsman Yann von Kaenel. This new dial is decorated with hundreds of tiny holes that move outwards from its centre in a wave-like pattern, giving off unique colour effects. The purple and ivory hues of the two dials have been achieved by PVD (Physical Vapour Deposition) to preserve and enhance the depth of the embossed pattern and maximise the play of light. The new faceted and polished hour-markers and hands accentuate contrasts. In addition, the hands are filled with luminescent coating for optimum legibility in the dark.

Each timepiece is paired with a “large square scale” alligator strap matching the dial tone and is fitted with the collection’s new 18-carat pink gold pin buckle engraved with ”Audemars Piguet”. Two rubber-coated straps lined with calfskin leather and embellished with a textile pattern, in ivory or purple hues, will be available in boutiques.

The two highly contemporary timepieces are powered by the Manufacture’s latest self-winding hour, minute, seconds and date movement, Calibre 5900, which first appeared in 2022 on certain 37 mm Royal Oak references. This movement combines a slim 4 mm thickness, a high 4Hz frequency and a 60-hour power reserve. The mechanism is visible through the sapphire case back revealing its 22-carat pink gold oscillating weight along with the refined decorations adorning the components, such as the polished angles, vertical satin brushing, Côtes de Genève, circular graining and chamfering.

Following on the unveiling of the Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4 and the first stainless steel models, these new timepieces reinforce once more the infinite possibility of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection.

The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet collection welcomes a new 38mm size


Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding 38 mm

Hours, minutes, seconds and date.

18-carat pink gold case, glare-proofed sapphire crystal and case back, water resistant to 30 m.
Case thickness: 9.6 mm

Ivory dial with embossed decoration, ivory inner bezel, pink gold applied hour-markers, pink gold hands with luminescent coating.

Ivory “large square scale” alligator strap with 18-carat pink gold pin buckle engraved with “Audemars Piguet”.

Selfwinding Calibre 5900
Total diameter 26.2 mm (11 ½ lignes)
Total thickness 4 mm
Number of jewels 29
Number of parts 186
Minimum power reserve guaranteed 60 hours
Frequency of balance wheel 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations/hour)

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