The Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel can trace its beginnings to 1655
published : 6 Jan 2023 at 04:00
Three Masters of Time agilely move on rotating discs in the middle of intergalactic space in the launch film of Code 11.59 by Audemars Piguet Starwheel. Orange-clad characters assemble the new watch by synchronising their movements in a playful universe imagined by French artist Ugo Gattoni.
The animation may make viewers deem the Starwheel a futuristic timepiece but it’s actually inspired by 17th century “wandering hours”, whose time display involved a system of satellites that gravitated along a minute scale arranged in the form of an arc.