06.02.2023 - Audemars Piguet

Audemars Piguet drops 30 new designs including its most complicated watch yet

Audemars Piguet is back with a mega launch of 30 new shades, textures and materials of watches including a super thin, some stainless steel models and some futuristic offerings.

And these are just for the first third of the year! Ambitious, right?

But we can’t say we were expecting a Grande Sonnerie Supersonnerie, Minute Repeater, Perpetual Calendar, Split-Seconds Flyback Chronograph and Flying Tourbillon all together in one wristwatch.

The Code 11:59 by Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4 boasts 40 functions in total – including 23 complications – making it the most complicated automatic wristwatch AP has created to date,

One feature we do love is the super intuitive crown which enables the forward and backward correction of the month and automatically returns to its neutral position after a rotation.

On a black alligator strap with 18-carat white gold AP folding clasp, it really is very smart.

If that sounds like your dream timepiece then you’d best be quick (and incredibly lucky). There are only eight pieces being made per year.

Stainless steel offerings

For the very first time, six new references of the Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Selfwinding and Selfwinding Chronograph have been created in stainless steel. 

Four models come entirely in steel, while the other two combine a black ceramic case middle with a steel bezel, lugs and case back. 

This time it’s a focus on ergonomics and dial readability, with a great visual contrast created between the new hour markers and hands against the dial, with a gold design imminent.

The radial dials are exciting too – they’ve been coloured with Physical Vapour Deposition (PVD) for blue, green and beige tones.

The six models, which come on rubber straps textured to look like fabric, are driven by the latest-generation movements: calibre 4302 with a seconds and date indication and calibre 4404, an integrated self winding chronograph movement.

Royal Oak Concept Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date 

Quite the futuristic design, this one is powered by cutting-edge calibre 4407, which features a contemporary split-seconds flyback chronograph.

Yes, it’s another ultra modern Royal Oak concept.

With a 43mm 3D titanium case and a satin-brushed octagonal bezel, the Royal Oak Concept Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date offers an openworked dial display with white gold markers and hands.

It has 3D push-piece guards securing black ceramic pushers at 2,4 and 9 o’clock.

Royal Oak Selfwinding Perpetual Calendar Ultra Thin QP Titanium

Now the brand unveils a new limited edition of the Royal Oak QP Ultra-Thin – this time no platinum in sight, just titanium with a cool blue dial.

Affectionately known as the new RD #2 – meaning they come from the research and development segment of Audemars Piguet with a unique goal in mind.

Housed inside is the calibre 5133 — the same movement as the previous RD#2 variants — which clocks in at only 2.89mm-thick.

The new perpetual calendar is probably the best of AP’s new releases. It combines a clever, original movement with the iconic case design, packaged in a compact, lightweight way.

How can we help?

There are plenty more AP offerings already this year including a turquoise (not Tiffany) dial on a yellow gold Royal Oak and plenty more.

We have many new and pre-owned Audemars Piguet timepieces here at our Epping store.

Contact us to make an appointment today.