Face to face with CODE 11.59

Feb 10, 2019,11:46 AM

So much has been written about CODE 11.59. Mostly by people who never had the watch in their hands.
Last week I went to the AP House in Madrid to have a look.

It is a great piece of watch making!

It wears comfortably and feels well on the wrist. A perfect dress watch for people who like solid watches and elegant design.


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 By: Volcano : February 10th, 2019-11:52

To see it is to appreciate it.....

 By: vkeong : February 11th, 2019-04:55
I cannot agree more on Volcano's statement that the people who panned it are those who have yet to see it in person. Wait till you see it. I was mesmerized and think it will become an all-time classic AP. And if it doesn't work out and AP stops production... 

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 By: Volcano : February 10th, 2019-12:06

Even sized for ladies ...

 By: Volcano : February 10th, 2019-13:05
Don’t worry about the size. To see how it looks on a lady’s wrist I asked a friend to put it on her wrist. Although she is very thin it looks good on her. Regards, Hans ...  

Code 11.59

 By: Boxcar : February 10th, 2019-12:41
I really like the looks of the Automatic in the photos. I would want to see it in person to see how it really looks . Waiting for your review, .

Quite thick eh? [nt]

 By: jomni1 : February 10th, 2019-19:19

for me i like the case quit a lot but im not that convinced with the dial , dial layout and hands

 By: Mohannad (aka Riddler) : February 11th, 2019-01:33
some redesigning should do the trick

Thanks for the elaborate pics Hans. While I am an AP fan there is a lot amiss here to me at least. Firstly, I do not see these as a step above their JA line - different but not nec better...

 By: redcorals : February 11th, 2019-12:08
...2ndly there are just so many competing options . Aesthetically I wud even prefer Breguet/VC over Code. Then there are independents which bring so much to the table that Code has to compete with. This is def not a moon shot from AP in my books. Viewed b...  

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 By: Volcano : February 11th, 2019-13:15
R Regards, Hans ...  

I think you make a good point

 By: ChristianDK : February 11th, 2019-13:37
strong opinion is free on the internet. I will reserve my opinion until I have seen them. I think the case design looks interesting. I’m not crazy about thick watches, in general, so I will be interested to see how it feels. Thank you for your pictures

I have handled them and I change my view.

 By: jomni1 : February 11th, 2019-21:00
10mm is definitely not thick. But wrist shots make them look thick and large.

That’s good to know

 By: ChristianDK : February 12th, 2019-02:06
Agree that 10mm is not a thick piece by today’s standards.

A bit under, for me. ;) [nt]

 By: amanico : February 17th, 2019-08:07