We are a month into the new year, and that means only one thing for watch enthusiasts – Audemars Piguet has revealed its novelties for the first half of 2023. The latest novelties collection by the Swiss Haute Horologie firm sees the brand reimagine the CODE 11.59 with 6 new models along with a new Royal Oak Jumbo Extra-thin, a yellow gold Royal Oak self-winding model with a turquoise face, and a full ceramic Royal Oak Offshore.
Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet
The Code 11.59 stands at the crossroads between technical modernity and ancestral craftsmanship. For its novelties 2023 collection, the Maison has reworked the watch, creating six new references, all crafted – for the very first time -in stainless steel. Four of the models are entirely rendered in the material, while the remaining two combine a stainless-steel bezel, lugs, and case back with a black ceramic case middle. The self-winding models not only feature the new material but also a new aesthetic that emphasizes ergonomics and legibility. The new model also features a new dial and a pattern that has been specifically created for this collection.
Royal Oak “Jumbo” Extra-Thin
Just last year Audemars Piguet made the bold move of taking a new look at its most iconic watch to date – the Royal Oak Jumbo. The brand bid farewell to the ref. 1502 and in its place came the ref. 1602. While the proportions remained the same, the movement was overhauled. Now the brand has unveiled a new edition to the line-up, a 39mm watch rendered in white gold with a blue-grained dial. The watch features the house’s Calibre 7121 movement that was introduced last year in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Royal Oak.
Royal Oak Self-winding in 18 Carat Yellow Gold
Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak is probably the star of the Maison. The latest 37 mm edition of the Royal Oak Self-winding is rendered entirely in 18-carat yellow gold and features contrasting illumination through its natural turquoise dial. The combination of precious metals, that have been used in jewellery-making for more than 3,000 years, brings an unprecedented radiance to the already stunning watch.
Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph Full Ceramic
Previously crafted from titanium, Audemars Piguet has also revisited its Royal Oak Offshore Self-winding Chronograph 42mm. The new model has undergone a serious makeover, with the watch being rendered in a bold black ceramic casing, with a matching bracelet and black petite Tapisserie dial, to give the classic chronograph a new, contemporary look. The new edition of the Offshore Self-winding chronograph is powered by the house’s Calibre 4404, an integrated chronograph movement that includes a flyback option. This is the first time the house has gone with a completely monochrome dial, which, according to the brand, was extremely difficult to create, due to its different textures and materials. The watch features white hands and accents that enhance legibility while featuring Arabic numerals for the tachymeter and sub-dials.
Audemars Piguet’s Novelties 2023 collection is available through Audemars Piguet boutiques.
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