And we finally arrive at the last on the list, of which there is no particular order, so this position is of no particular importance. Here we have the controversial self-winding mechanical movement fake Audemars Piguet Code 11.59. First seen at the launch in 2019, and released this year in a series with magnificent smoked dials.
This gradient lacquered blue dial has garnered back some respect from the watch collecting community at large and among the cognoscenti watch media. A much needed grab of credentials, we think, after the debacle of the launch. The Audemars Piguet fake watch with rose gold case is now released in combination of case materials and a plethora of dial colors. Our pick is the one in the pink gold case and the dégradé blue dial.
The case is quite remarkable. Many naysayers often ignore the fact that this is a beautiful, well designed and well made case. The DNA elements of the octagon is hidden in the code of the case middle, which is sandwiched between the round, but very thin front and rear bezels. The lugs is hollowed out, and is a cantilever design which requires a level of manufacturing precision most can only dream of.
The top quality Audemars Piguet replica watch sports the first chronograph movement to be fully developed in-house by AP – the Calibre 4401. The column wheel caliber is well designed and nicely finished. The bridges are endowed with Geneva waves while their edges are chamfered and polished. We’re also big fans of the skeletonised winding mass, which boasts multiple sharp inward and outward angles.
Priced at S$ 63,000 the AP Code 11.59 Chronograph strikes us as a rather good value, given that the premier chronographs from Lange, Patek, VC are all pitched at a higher pricing level.
The copy Audemars Piguet Code 11.59 is the brand’s attempt to breakaway from the Royal Oak and the stigma of being a one-trick pony is applaudable. To us, the significance of the Code 11.59 is that is is a bold move by AP to push the boundaries. A work in progress that is brimming with potential; once the right balance is struck (eventually), we may have ourselves a new icon in Audemars Piguet’s stable.