The name doesn’t quite trip off the tongue – Code 11.59 by luxury replica Audemars Piguet Ultra-Complication Universelle RD#4 watches- but this much horological pleasure warrants every letter of its quadruple-barrelled name. We had the good fortune to make its acquaintance at the AP House in Zurich, an intimate space designed to elevate the customer experience, whose luxurious interior references forests and lakes. Our guides through this horological nirvana were Anne-Gaëlle Quinet, Head of Complications at Audemars Piguet, and the mellifluous chimes of the RD#4 (for short).
Keeping it simple
Before diving into the truly remarkable details of the RD#4, a first look confirms the consideration given to aesthetics and the desire to create ultra-complicated perfect UK fake watches that is clearly legible and intuitive to use. Despite the magnitude of its mechanisms, the RD#4 carries no excess baggage. For example, the split-seconds flyback chronograph is present but not overwhelmingly “sporty” in design. The various indications are easily discerned, including the perpetual calendar displays in white on a black background. A large date on two discs will please those who appreciate visual comfort as well as our future longsighted selves. Because the Audemars Piguet RD#4 replica watches for sale is built to last for centuries. It will accompany us throughout our lifetime and throughout the lifetimes of generations to come. The clarity of the displays is particularly evident on the closed-dial versions, in black or beige, although the magnificent finishing on the bridges of the openworked versions is entirely worthy of such an ultra-complicated timepiece. The additional complexity of this execution commands a higher price (the closed-dial version is proposed from 1.2 million).
Is it wearable? Yes!
“A great deal of thought went into ensuring the functions are easy to use, by means of three crowns with pushers,” Anne-Gaëlle Quinet explains. “For example, the month is adjusted forwards and backwards by the “supercrown” at 2 o’clock whose pusher also resets the flyback chronograph. The calendar can be adjusted at any time of day or night with no risk of damaging the mechanism.”
The case, in white gold or pink gold, measures an eminently wearable 42mm in diameter, which is barely 1mm more than the regular Code 11.59, and 15.55mm high. Swiss made Audemars Piguet copy watches has opted for simplicity that still has plenty to entertain the eye thanks to the refined finishing and the structured lines of the Code 11.59 case. The wide dial opening, with a particularly narrow bezel, comes into its own here by contributing to the excellent readability. Nor does the RD#4 carry any extra weight, at exactly 182 grams. The model we saw was fitted with a fabric strap, which gives the top replica watches a modern feel while retaining the understated aesthetic.
The watchmakers in Le Brassus spent seven years working on Calibre 1000, building on a legacy of expertise and previous groundbreaking innovations. Comprised of more than 1,100 components, Calibre 1000 incorporates 23 complications and 17 technical devices for a total 40 functions. Among the multiple feats, the split-seconds mechanism is integrated into the rotor, and is clearly visible in its centre. Engraved sound waves on the rotor, which is in platinum to wind the two barrels, reference the patented Supersonnerie mechanism, the product of eight years of research that began in 2006, in partnership with the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL). The Audemars Piguet RD#4 super clone watches shop chimes a Petite and a Grande Sonnerie on gongs which are attached to a sapphire crystal component that acts as a soundboard when the “secret” cover of the ingenious double case back is closed. Opening the cover reveals the mechanism.
Other highlights include the semi-Gregorian perpetual calendar which will not require correction in 2100 (the next century year that will not be a leap year), the “photorealistic” moon comprising two concentric discs and a chronograph that is both flyback and split-seconds (a rare combination). “The flying tourbillon wasn’t on the original list of specifications,” confides Anne-Gaëlle Quinet, “but our CEO François-Henri Bennahmias put teams to the test. This meant changing the position of the moon phases.” Inspired by 1:1 fake Audemars Piguet pocket watches from 1899 with 19 complications, the extraordinary RD#4, which is the first ultra-complicated watch in a Code 11.59 case, sets a new benchmark for complicated horology.