Having made waves at its launch in 2019, the Cheap Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Replica watch collection of 2023 debuts a ripple-effect dial along with a fair number of design tweaks, all wrapped in stainless steel for the first time. Available in self-winding and chronograph guises, this marks the latest effort from Audemars Piguet to create a better-looking and better-performing core collection of Code 11.59 watches.
This is the second considerable design update and, hence, the third aesthetic in just four years for the core collection of Fully Iced Out Code 11.59 Replica. We emphasize “core collection” because the highly complicated versions had much more to work with to distract attention from the more frequently criticized elements of the Code 11.59 design.
The base went from a glossy surface to a stamped ripple texture — more on that in a bit — which, given its intricacy, could no longer carry the tiny minute track in between the hour markers. To compensate for this and to maintain to-the-second legibility, the flange ring is now busier, complete with minute and seconds track.
The 2023 Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Replica Swiss Movement debuts with much more complex hour and minute hands, partially openworked, faceted, and lumed, all doing their part in drastically improving legibility.
The new Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Self-Winding and Chronograph comes with a stamped dial. If you’ve seen the brand’s video on YouTube from 10 years ago, you’ll probably feel like you’re missing out on a big chunk of Audemars Piguet savoir-faire, and we are feeling you.
The 100% Quality Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 Self-Winding Replica watch is available in blue (Blue Nuit in AP-speak), green, and smoked beige. The case measures 41mm-wide and just 10.7mm-thick is rated water resistant to 30m, and it still has the Code 11.59’s signature lugs that are integral to the bezel and only appear to be connected to the caseback but are, in fact, not.
Both the Self-Winding and the Chronograph models come with see-through casebacks revealing the intricately finished manufacture calibers that power the Code 11.59 watch collection. You’ll find the Audemars Piguet Calibre 4302 in the former and the Cheap Audemars Piguet Replica Calibre 4401 in the latter.
The power reserve for both is a guaranteed minimum of 70 hours, replenished by mighty impressive 22k pink gold oscillating weights with an openworked execution — definitely among the nicest rotors in this price segment. The Audemars Piguet Replica Watches weekend-lasting power reserve is combined with a 4Hz operating frequency.
The Code 11.59 is shaping up to be the watch many expected it to be on the first attempt: A well-balanced, intricate, and luxurious watch that showcases the brand’s trademark attention to detail without any compromised distractions.