4 Novelties from Audemars Piguet That We Love in 2023

ARTICLE DATE 08/04/2023

When it comes to luxury watches, Audemars Piguet is always top of mind. Since its establishment in1875, this beloved international watchmaking house has consistently created exceptional timepieces. Family-owned to this day, this luxury watch brand has consistently created spectacular watches that effectively changed the nature of the watchmaking industry, introducing new technologies, new silhouettes and new ways of thinking about what it means to make a truly exceptional watch.

In 2023, Audemars Piguet has again introduced the world to a new range of novelties, with a beautiful selection of timepieces that combine tradition and innovation. These new creations feature a new infusion of modern technology with striking designs that stay true to the timeless Audemars Piguet aesthetic.

If you are a lover of Audemars Piguet and are interested in learning more about their latest introductions to their innovative collections, we’re here to help. Keep reading for a quick breakdown of our favorite novelties from the 2023 collections.

AP Royal Oak

The Royal Oak

The stunning introductions to the 2023 Audemars Piguet collection included an extensive selection of new iterations of their timeless Royal Oak watch. This iconic timepiece was first introduced in 1972 as a luxury interpretation of a classic sports watch. Its eye-catching design featured a daring new case, with a round dial within an octagon bezel inside of a tonneau-shaped case. A few of the most popular Royal Oak models that we’ve seen include the 14790SA.OO.0789SA.08, the 15451ST.ZZ.1256ST.01, and the 26331OR.OO.D315CR.01.

The new collection of Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watches includes pieces that expand upon the original concept. One notable piece is the 16202BC.OO.1240BC.02 Royal Oak ‘Jumbo “Ultra-Slim”’ design with a sleek 39mm case. Another impressive introduction is the 26735CB.OO.1225CB.99 Royal Oak ‘Selfwinding Flying Tourbillon Openworked Only Watch Edition,’ which showcases the striking open design, displaying the inner workings of the timepiece.

AP Royal Oak Offshore

The Royal Oak Offshore

Another favorite among the Audemars Piguet collection is the Royal Oak Offshore watch. This collection was first introduced to the world in 1993 to commemorate the launch of the original Royal Oak watch. This timepiece expands on the concept of the parent model, with higher water resistance, a thicker case and a sportier overall design. Some of the most popular models we’ve seen from the Royal Oak Offshore collection are the 26170ST.OO.D10CR.03, the ‘Triple Calendar’ 25808ST.OOD009XX.01, and the ‘Worth Avenue’ 26086ST.OO.D002CR.01.

Looking at the 2023 novelties, there are plenty of standout new introductions. One of our favorite pieces is the 26238.CE.OO.1300CE.01 Royal Oak Offshore ‘Selfwinding Chronograph’ that features a sleek, all-black design with subtle contrast. Another eye-catching addition is the 77600CE.OO.A002CA.01 Royal Oak Offshore ‘Selfwinding – Music Edition,’ that offers a truly unique aesthetic, with a depiction of a recording studio equalizer in technicolor at the face.

The Royal Oak Concept

The Royal Oak Concept expands further upon the beauty of the Royal Oak collection. This collection of unique watches by Audemars Piguet serves as a platform for the company to truly play with design, pushing the envelope with new features, and test out new concepts that are unexpected while maintaining the brand’s luxurious aesthetic.

In the 2023 novelties, stunning additions continue the spirit. For example, the 26650TI.OO.D013CA.01 Royal Oak Concept ‘Split Second Chronograph GMT Large Date,’ offers a new titanium design with an openworked dial and interchangeable strap. This model is reminiscent of another Audemars Piguet favorite, the Quantième 36mm 25668 BA. Another exciting addition is the 26631IO.OO.D002CA.01 Royal Oak Concept ‘Tourbillon “Spider-Man”’ that combines your favorite comic book character with the iconic conceptual designs Audemars Piguet is known for.

Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Offshore

Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet

Taking the world by complete surprise, Audemars Piguet introduced the world to an entirely new model in 2019: the Code 11.59. This stunning collection featured a new rounded design and skeletonized lugs for a truly striking appearance. Not only did this introduction shake up the Audemars Piguet collections, it also revolutionized the world of luxury timepieces upside down through the introduction of a new expansive crystal that is curved on two radii for unmatched sharpness and detail. This rounded design is reminiscent of some of Audemars Piguet’s other popular models, such as the Millenary 77301ST.ZZD002CR.01 and the Huitieme 145930R, both of which feature a rounded face with striking accents.

The new iterations of the Code 11.59 watch expand on these new concepts, featuring truly unique designs that will make a breathtaking statement. One of our favorite models is the 26395NR.OO.D002KB.01 Code 11.59, by Audemars Piguet ‘Minute Repeater Supersonnerie’, that features a black ceramic middle case with striking contrasting pink gold accents. Another exceptional model is the 26397QA.OO.D002KB.01 Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet ‘Grande Sonnerie Carillon Supersonnerie,’ a timepiece that features an exposed interior design with black lacquered accents.

Year over year, Audemars Piguet continues to push the boundaries of the world of luxury watches. Whether it’s expanding their classic Royal Oak collection to unveiling new innovations through their Royal Oak Concept collection, this designer brand continues to change the name of the game and bring new innovations to the market. Looking at the novelties they presented us in 2023, we’re even more excited for what they have in store for the future.

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