Code 11.59 Tourbillon Openworked Rose Gold

  • Collection: Royal Oak
  • Model reference: 26600OR.OO.D002CR.01
  • Case/Size: Rose gold, 41mm
  • Dial: Black lacquered – Openworked
  • Movement: Manual-winding
  • Functions: Tourbillon
  • Specificity: Boutique edition
  • Price: USD 200’000.-

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Description

The ‘Royal Oak’ overturned the prevailing codes in 1972 during a period of existential crisis for the watch industry due to the boom of the cheap Quartz watches made in Asia.
The company had to come with a bold, solid stainless sports steel luxury watch, they gave the mission to Gerald Genta to design it.
He got the inspiration from a deep-sea-diving helmet, the result was an octagonal bezel, visible mounting screws, a large case of 39mm with an integrated bracelet, a very futuristic design for the seventies.
Within 2-3 years they sold about 1000 watches establishing a new segment within the industry and pioneered the popularity and desirability of the steel sports luxury watch.
The first model released was the reference 5402 known today as the “Royal Oak A series”, with a thin automatic calibre 2121 movement that is still made today.
Since they treated steel as gold, the level of finishing was remarkable and so was the retail price, for comparison purpose a similar Rolex sport watch was 10x cheaper.
Today, Audemars Piguet still produces a range of Royal Oaks in different sizes (33 to 41mm) for ladies and men, from titanium, rose gold, yellow gold and platinum metals, various dial colours and with different complications.

 

After many years, Audemars Piguet released a major design shift with the CODE 11.59 collection at SIHH 2019, welcomed with mixed reviews for the plain dials, they revealed a new round case of 41mm with an octagonal mid-case discreetly shaped as the Royal Oak,  a new signature double curved crystal glass gives a unique visual experience. 

*The present watches the rose gold reference 26600OR.OO.D002CR.01 with elegant shapes surrounding a beautiful skeleton dial with black lacquered inner bezel. Central rose gold hands indicates the hours & minutes while the main feature is visible at 6 o’clock : the Tourbillon.
It is powered by the new caliber 2948 visible from the double curved sapphire crystal and also with through the sapphire case-back.

 

 

Audemars Piguet – bio

Audemars Piguet is a Swiss manufacturer of mechanical watches founded in 1875. They began in the Vallée de Joux. Jules Louis Audemars formed a partnership with Edward Auguste Piguet. Audemars created complicated blank watch movements for other manufactures to use. Piguet specialized in the final regulation of watches. They then split responsibilities when they began their own company. Audemars was in charge of production and technical aspects while Piguet focused on sales and management. One of their first achievements was creating the first repeater wristwatch in 1892 and in 1972 the iconic steel “Royal Oak”.

Additional information

Accessories:

Accompanied by an Audemars Piguet international warranty certificate, product literature, additional strap with buckle and a wooden winding presentation box