Jack Forster, Hodinkee :
The effect is somewhat muted, in the entry-level models, by the flatness of the dials, but in the new lacquer gradient models, you get a much greater sense of depth and three-dimensionality. This, in turn, means that there is a better sense of continuity across all the various aspects of the watch – dial, case, and movement finishing all seem much more of a piece. This extends even to a greater sense of connection between the case finishing and movement finishing – in fact, of all the new models, the two-tone ones are, I think, the most compelling.
Audemars Piguet CODE 11.59. Boitier en or rose 18 carats, cadran violet fumé avec base motif « rayon de soleil », bracelet cousu main en alligator à grandes écailles carrées, mouvement automatique 4302 (heure et date, 28 900 €) ou 4401 (chronographe, 45 600 €). Le violet, c’est la vie.