Audemars Piguet Flying Tourbillon Chronograph
A gothic temple of perfection, perfect symmetry framing what is the wondrous spectacle of the flying tourbillon. The CODE 11.59 range has clearly been a focus at Audemars Piguet in what has been a strong 2020, and this is the pinnacle. The Flying Tourbillon Chronograph is a masterpiece of horological complexity that beguiles you with its midnight blue details and top-tier symmetrical beauty. Any description of this Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59 replica with blue leather strap, with its openworked design noting the lack of a traditional dial, is seriously underselling this symmetrical feast of angles, curves and delicately shaped bridges in galvanic black titanium and nickel silver. This is a holy union of metallurgy and symmetry, forming an almost gothic pattern of skeletonisation, being both intrinsically distracting yet calming in its beauty. Price: CHF240,000
Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Ice Blue dial
Earlier this autumn, Audemars Piguet quietly tip-toed into the room and released a frosty breeze of a limited Royal Oak to everyone’s surprise. As if by magic, a new reference of the perfectly sized 39mm fake Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph Limited Edition in 18k white gold appeared on their website. This was no revolution, but rather a superb dial colour variation suiting the white gold to a tee. This was a sharp move by AP, though with a short 100-piece production run they might be gone already, as this combination is a bright menthol-fresh breeze for the wrist. Cool, sharp, familiar yet fresh, svelte and slim. Three plus three, what’s not to love? Price: $59,000US.
Audemars Piguet [Re]master01 Selfwinding Chronograph
This was one of the 2020 high points for AP, engaging Andrew in our big feature here, and myself as soon as we saw the press photos. It sparked much discussion on the mighty internet; to me it is a delectable vision of the colourful past made future proof. If you are an ascetic minimalist, look away now, as the aesthetic mixes colour and materiality unlike any other reference in their catalogue, with the high-tech heart of the renowned movement from the CODE 11.59. The shape of this Swiss movement Audemars Piguet replica watch is delightfully round, with an unfeasibly smooth transition from pink gold bezel to case side, with oblong pushers and vintage-styled crown as proportionate as they are delightful. The functionality is as strong as the gold dial is vibrant, with blued hands and teardrop lugs completing a pure vintage composition of delightful contrasts that will pull you in. Price: CHF49,500