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Harry Winston Opus Series: A Complete Overview From Opus 1 Through Opus 14 | Quill & Pad

Harry Winston Opus Series: A Complete Overview From Opus 1 Through Opus 14 | Quill & Pad

At Time to Move in 2019, Dr. Nayla Hayek discreetly let it be realized that the Opus arrangement would be continuing.

Since June of 2010, Hayek has been the chair of the Swatch Group’ s board of directors. She became CEO of Harry Winston in January 2013 after Swatch Group acquired the brand.

Following the Swatch Group’s takeover, a continuation of the Opus arrangement appeared to be in doubt to me, however in a meeting at Baselworld 2014, Marc Hayek uncovered that he and his family cherished the Opus arrangement and that he anticipated a continuation.

Though truth can be stranger than fiction, simply the promising sign given by this data is an incredible motivation to investigate the set of experiences making timepieces of the Opus arrangement, which stay the best-known and most significant horological yield of what was recently known as Harry Winston Rare Timepieces (and is presently Harry Winston).

And as you can probably figure, I absolutely love that the reason of the Opus arrangement is its collaborative nature with a portion of the watch world’s driving free watchmakers.

A “agreeable” beginning

Like numerous great autonomous watchmaker stories in the cutting edge time, this one likewise began with Maximilian Büsser. We know Büsser now as the author of MB&F . Nonetheless, before that, at 31 years old, he became the CEO of the burgeoning Harry Winston Rare Timepieces.

Büsser had energy, thoughts, and a profound situated enthusiasm for irregular haute horlogerie – characteristics he took with him when he established his own company, MB&F (Maximilian Büsser & Friends) in 2005.

The thought of the “concept” watch is one that Büsser perfected for Harry Winston’s Opus arrangement. The super restricted yearly release spun around cooperating with an exceptional autonomous watchmaker each year to create a mark version of timepieces. One aspect of the first thought was that the free thinkers would acquire from the bigger public openness that Harry Winston would produce, while the jewel centric brand would acquire genuine horological credit from associations with elite watchmakers.

The watchmakers Harry Winston Rare Timepieces chose to work with all have gained notoriety for bizarre and top notch timepieces. After introducing each Opus, nonetheless, the autonomous watchmakers included (a large number of which were practically obscure external collectors’ circles) became known to a broader scope of individuals unexpectedly keen on their products and cognizant of their names.

Hats off to Harry Winston for ringing in a more straightforward disposition: while most companies – particularly in the beginning of these cooperative masterpieces – kept the names of the producers of their developments for themselves, Harry Winston made it a highlight gladly communicate the birthplaces of each interesting, collaborative Opus timepiece.

Even however the brand known basically for its top notch precious stones has had two new directors between Büsser’s takeoff and the Swatch Group takeover – Hamdi Chatti, presently CEO of Louis Vuitton ‘s watch and adornments division and Frédéric de Narp, who proceeded to become CEO of Bally gathering – the special Opus arrangement stayed the feature of the Harry Winston watch collection all through and has assumed a significant part in advancing the brand’s horological reputation.

I am very excited that the arrangement is set to continue and energetically anticipate the launch of Opus 14 – at whatever point that may be.

Opus 1 (chronometer form) by Harry Winston with François-Paul Journe

Opus 1

Kicking off the Opus arrangement in 2001 after a chance encounter with his companion Büsser on an escalator at Baselworld was François-Paul Journe , who at the time was focusing a large portion of his energies on the physical marvel of resonance. Resonance, basically, is the synchronization of frequencies.

It is this kind of development that Journe used for his joint project with Harry Winston. Apparently connected by an invisible wave, the double balance wheels of this current wristwatch’s two free developments are intended to give precision just as the presentation of two autonomous time regions. The crown winds and sets both developments and both time region shows. Six unique variants were created, two of which were set with flawless Harry Winston diamonds.

Opus 1 Tourbillon by François-Paul Journe and Harry Winston

Another of Journe’s focuses at the time was the tourbillon, and accordingly another six special Opus 1 models housed in platinum were created with a tourbillon and a remontoir d’égalité constant force escapement.

Journe created the last six Opus 1 models to be fueled by the world’s first automatic development furnished with a five-day power save – this ordinary estimated caliber (30.5 mm in width and 5.7 mm high) achieved it with only one spring barrel.

The Opus 1 Power Reserve by François-Paul Journe and Harry Winston

Quick Facts Opus One (chronometer version)

Case: 38 mm, platinum, (on the other hand set with 51 baguette-cut jewels tipping the scales at 4.85 ct)

Development: physically twisted development with two free resonance-controlled stuff trains, escapements, and balances

Functions: time shows (hours, minutes, seconds) for double cross zones; power save indication (42 hours)

Limit: 6 pieces of the chronometer form described here, each one interesting somehow or another; six tourbillon releases; six renditions with five-day power hold

Price: latest auction hammer price was $176,147 ( Christie’s Important Watches Hong Kong, June 2015 )

Harry Winston Opus 2 by Antoine Preziuso

Opus 2

While the Opus 1 gave proper respect to the scientific side of watchmaking, the Opus 2 certainly embodied its beating heart.

Antoine Preziuso , a local Genevan with Italian parentage, works by his own affirmation chiefly on motivation. Also, the tale of how this timepiece came to be is indicative of that: the commended arrangement’s second craftsman was contracted to create a classic tourbillon for Harry Winston’s newly established timepiece division. At the point when he showed up at the factory to introduce the completed product, he was wearing another model of his making. Its white gold dial was embellished with a hand-engraved delivering of the arched entrance to the company’s Fifth Avenue store. This established such a connection with Büsser that he became a characteristic choice for the following installment.

Harry Winston Opus 2 by Antoine Preziuso

Büsser and Preziuso conceived a double-faced, “back-to-back” timepiece highlighting a tourbillon on the front and a full unending calendar on the back, the last just uncovered by opening a pivoted cover.

Preziuso created 23 one of a kind, restricted timepieces in his workshop for the Opus project. Eleven of these constitute the back-to-back tourbillon and unending calendar model; eleven are equipped just with the tourbillon; and one lucky proprietor had the option to purchase a tourbillon model including a skeletonized development whose beveled and cleaned bridges were set with 158 brilliant-cut and 16 baguette-cut precious stones. The 38 mm case of the last was likewise set with 62 baguette-cut diamonds.

Diamond-set Harry Winston Opus 2 by Antoine Preziuso

Quick Facts Opus Two (tourbillon version)

Case: 38 mm, platinum, turning case so either side can be worn face up

Development: physically twisted skeletonized development with strange winding and one-minute tourbillon and 110 hours of force save

Functions: hours, minutes

Constraint: 11 pieces of the adaptation described here; 24 pieces absolute of the Opus 2

Price: latest auction hammer price was $378,199 ( Christie’s Important Watches Hong Kong, June 2015 )

Harry Winston Opus 3 by Vianney Halter

Opus 3

In bringing the Opus 3 to fulfillment, Ronald Winston’s express objective was to continue the pioneering job for the firm his dad established – to live on the creative edge, as it were. Winston has frequently said, “For a timepiece to bear the Harry Winston name, it must be exceptional.” And the company took a significant danger with the exceptional Opus 3.

Parisian-born Vianney Halter ‘s 1999 Antiqua model is one that breaks numerous conventions in watchmaking. Büsser took one gander at it and fell in love.

Multiple covering plates are needed for the computerized showcases of the Harry Winston Opus 3 by Vianney Halter

The similarly non-conformist Opus 3 does “that’s it” than show hours, minutes, seconds, and date: ten little circles incorporated into the development’s German silver base plate show these indications, including bounce hours and a countdown of the last four seconds before the current moment leaps to the following. To make this technically possible, the 53-gem development contains two separate stuff prepares and twin spring barrels. The flat notched crown incorporates four setting positions just as a winding position.

The Opus 3 constituted a deliberate break with Harry Winston’s standard present day, yet downplayed, method of planning its products. This timepiece was not necessarily conceived to be immortal, however it has certainly become unbelievable gratitude to its long street to development and the – at last perfected – groundbreaking mechanics.

Only in 2010 harried Winston begin conveyance of this timepiece, thanks to some degree to Frédéric Garinaud (who proceeded to build up the Opus 8) when he was still at Renaud et Papi .

The Harry Winston Opus 3 by Vianney Halter

Quick Facts Opus Three

Case: 36 x 52.5 x 13.7 mm, platinum or pink gold (25 pieces each), 5 pieces in platinum set with baguette-and brilliant-cut precious stones (4.44 ct)

Development: physically twisted development with two separate stuff prepares and twin spring barrels

Functions: advanced showcase of hours, minutes (countdown of most recent four seconds to bounce), seconds; date (countdown of most recent four seconds to hop), day/night indication

Constraint: 55 pieces

Price: unique retail price $80,000; latest auction hammer price was $238,317 ( Christie’s Important Watches Hong Kong, June 2015 )

Harry Winston Opus 4 by Christophe Claret

Opus 4

Heading back into “known” an area, Harry Winston entered a more conventional cooperative state with Christophe Claret , who was at that point working collaboratively out of sight on other complicated timepieces such as the Histoire de Tourbillon. Not at all like the wide range of various free movers that Harry Winston has worked with on the Opus experience, Claret possessed a medium sized company utilizing close to 100 technicians, watchmakers, and craftsmans. The other collaborative watchmakers kept up much more modest workshops.

Harry Winston Opus 4 by Christophe Claret from the tourbillon side

As Claret’s specialty is the moment repeater, the Opus 4 normally includes an unforgettable model with cathedral gongs – and that’s only the tip of the iceberg: it is shown along with a physically twisted tourbillon on the front, while the back comprises a strikingly enormous moon stage show with date. To finish everything off, the restricted version timepiece with a 53-hour power save is housed in a completely reversible case so its proprietor can wear the timepiece whichever way up as the mind-set strikes. Eighteen were completed in 44 mm platinum cases, while two exceptional pieces were offered set with baguette-or princess-cut diamonds.

The Harry Winston Opus 4 by Christophe Claret with the moon stage show on the front

Quick Facts Opus Four

Case: 44 mm, platinum, turning case so either side can be worn face up (hours and minutes are appeared on both sides)

Development: physically twisted development with one-minute tourbillon and 53 hours power save

Functions: hours, minutes (appeared on both back and front), seconds; date; moon stage show; minute repeater (cathedral gong)

Limit: 18 pieces dressed in platinum and two pieces set with baguette-or princess-cut precious stones for an aggregate of 20 pieces

Harry Winston Opus 5 by Felix Baumgartner

Opus 5/Opus V

The 2005 release of the Opus drove Harry Winston back into the semi science fiction domain that began with Halter’s Opus 3. Cooperating with one-portion of the pair known as Urwerk , Harry Winston and Felix Baumgartner introduced a satellite hour watch reminiscent of the novel timepieces that Urwerk produces.

The day/night indicator of the Harry Winston Opus 5 by Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk

The secret of this watch show lies in three little cubes organized like satellites that turn and pivot depending on the situation to show the current hour. The numeral currently being used is found at the long finish of a bolt that focuses to the minutes on a scale arched along the left half of the case.

Two significant components can likewise be found on the back of the case: a coordinated service indicator to tell the wearer when it is time send the watch in for maintenance and a fine change screw that the wearer can use to change the rate by give or take thirty seconds.

Harry Winston Opus 5 by Felix Baumgartner of Urwerk

Quick Facts Opus Five

Case: 50 mm, pink gold, platinum

Development: physically twisted development with 122 hours power hold

Functions: hours (satellite), minutes (retrograde) on front; power hold indication, day/night indication, five-year service indication on back

Restriction: 45 pieces (pink gold), 45 pieces (platinum), 7 pieces in platinum set with precious stones, 3 pieces in platinum set with baguette-cut jewels for 100 all out pieces

Price: latest auction hammer price was $253,859 ( Christie’s Important Watches Hong Kong, June 2015 )

Harry Winston Opus 6 by Greubel Forsey

Opus 6

Though Büsser left Harry Winston in 2005 to begin MB&F, his successor Hamdi Chatti decided to continue the successful arrangement of extraordinary collector’s watches.

Opus 6 was created with French-English tourbillon specialists Greubel Forsey , at the time a little autonomous brand becoming well known with complicated, super sumptuous timepieces.

The Harry Winston Opus 6 by Greubel Forsey

What Robert Greubel has named “a beautiful experience” is truly a watch the pair furnished with a mechanism they named the Emotion 30°. This was a rendition of the tourbillon development inclined by thirty degrees that these watchmaker-designers had for some time been trying different things with, and it caused the Opus 6’s visuals to appear to be more similar to a horological ballet choreographed for its wearer than a tangible timepiece. In spite of the fact that it was normally the last as well.

Translating complexity into mechanical beauty, the Opus 6 was available in an amazingly restricted release of just six pieces – similar to Greubel Forsey’s own yield: just about 100 lucky collectors can call a Greubel Forsey their own each year. What’s more, in 2006, Greubel Forsey was just making maybe 30 timepieces annually.

The Harry Winston Opus 6 by Greubel Forsey

Quick Facts Opus Six

Case: 46 mm, white gold

Development: physically twisted Emotion 30° development with two tourbillons (the bigger tourbillon rotates quickly; the more modest tourbillon inside it at a speed of one upheaval in one moment) inclined at 30° with 72 hours of force hold

Functions: hours (plate), minutes (circle), seconds (circle)

Limit: 6 pieces

Price: latest auction hammer price was $375,313 (Christie’s Important Watches Hong Kong, May 2012)

The Opus 7 for Harry Winston by Andreas Strehler

Opus 7

Lucky number seven was Andreas Strehler ‘s adventure into Harry Winston’s reality. An autonomous development creator watch fans may remember from his work with Chronoswiss’ Chronoscope and Moser’s first Perpetual Calendar, Strehler chipped away at his Opus under the proverb, “It’s complicated to be simple.”

A Harry Winston Opus 7 by Andreas Strehler being assembled

What arose was an unprecedented timepiece with a substituting show showing either hours and minutes or a force hold indicator. All the wearer needs to do is press the crown to change the display.

Strehler’s affection for historical artistic developments of Art Nouveau and Art Deco motivation are obvious in the butterfly-molded bridges of the straightforward development – like his own Papillon. Luckily, this development is essentially visible as it practically encompasses the little dial inside its 45 mm white gold case. The Opus 7 was a restricted version of 50 pieces.

The back of the Opus 7 for Harry Winston by Andreas Strehler

Quick Facts Opus Seven

Case: 45 mm, white gold

Development: physically twisted development with butterfly-molded skeletonized bridges that can change the indication appeared by squeezing a button

Functions: hours, minutes; power save indication

Limit: 50 pieces

Price: latest auction hammer price was $176,147 ( Christie’s Important Watches Hong Kong, June 2015 )

Harry Winston Opus 8 by Frédéric Garinaud/CSH

Opus 8

Frédéric Garinaud had a thought: a hybrid timepiece that would bring together complicated mechanics and advanced electronics. Chatti, notwithstanding, after gathering with Garinaud in mid 2007 gave him another challenge: why not change the hybrid showcase into an advanced presentation? So what Garinaud and his CSH (Cellule des Spécialités Horlogères) basically created was a complicated hand-wound mechanical timepiece with the vibe of circuit-controlled quartz.

The back of the Harry Winston Opus 8 by Frédéric Garinaud; the printed “circuit” is only for decoration

Forty-four gems and 437 components confirm its complexity as do functions such as advanced hour (am/pm) and moment shows (in portions of five minutes) on the front and a second time region appeared by circle (am/pm hour and five-minute sections) just as a force save indication on the back.

Launched not long before the incredible economic crash of 2008, this one was probably not the most famous Opus timepiece, but rather it certainly started a lot of conversation at its introduction.

Harry Winston Opus 8 by Frédéric Garinaud

Quick Facts Opus Eight

Case: 45.8 x 33.5 mm, white gold

Development: physically twisted development with computerized show module and 48 hours power save comprising 437 components

Functions: advanced hours and minutes (appeared in 5-minute increments); am/pm indication; power save show on back

Limit: 50 pieces

Harry Winston Opus 9 by Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and Eric Giroud

Opus 9

An Opus as not the same as the others as day is to night, the 10th in the arrangement was created by watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and fashioner Eric Giroud – a team that frequently continues to work with Büsser as well.

On the basis of a hand-wound Frédéric Piguet development, Wiederrecht created two amazing chains set with Harry Winston gemstones to show the hours and the minutes in straight design – the chain on the correct set with baguette-cut jewels and a solitary garnet shows the hours, while the chain on the left set with similar constellation of precious stones shows the minutes. The effect is pretty much as clean as a regulator.

The precious chain showing the minutes on the Harry Winston Opus 9

Giroud packed this development in a fascinating and sumptuous white gold case wrapped in curved sapphire crystal.

At the 2009 version of the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève, this watch brought home the “plan watch” prize.

Back of the Harry Winston Opus 9 by watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and architect Eric Giroud

Quick Facts Opus Nine

Case: 56 x 48 x 20 mm, white gold

Development: automatic Frédéric Piguet base development enormously adjusted by Wiederrecht with 72 hours power save

Functions: straight hour and minutes

Constraint: 100 pieces

Price: latest auction hammer price was $145,063 ( Christie’s Important Watches Hong Kong, June 2015 )

Harry Winston Opus 10 by Jean-François Mojon

Opus 10/Opus X

The 10th commemoration of Harry Winston’s Opus arrangement was celebrated by a collaboration with a watchmaker whose name at the time was not at this point common in the language of watchmaking: Jean-François Mojon and his company Chronode work behind the scenes as a complication developer.

Moreover, the Opus X was actually a non-spectacular complication – until one sees it in real life, that is.

Close up of the convex dial and indications of the Harry Winston Opus 10 by Jean-François Mojon

Synchronized rotational movement of circles replaces the conventional fixed hands. Mounted on a spinning outline that completes one full revolution in a 24-hour duration, each of the somewhat inclined subdials (hours, minutes, seconds, second time region/24-hour show) turns inside its own circle to guarantee that direction stays constant in any position.

Seeming practically like a microcosmical close planetary system, the hand-wound development is equipped with a planetary stuff train: the showcases are located on individual satellite stuff wheels that “orbit” around a central wheel.

View however the presentation back of the Harry Winston Opus 10 by Jean-François Mojon

Quick Facts Opus Ten

Case: 46 mm, white gold

Development: physically twisted development with 72 hours power hold

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds mounted on a spinning stage; second time region/24-hour show, direct force hold indication on back

Limit: 100 pieces

Price: latest auction hammer price was $160,605 ( Christie’s Important Watches Hong Kong, June 2015 )

Harry Winston Opus 11 by Denis Giguet/MCT

Opus 11

The Opus 11 was energetically anticipated: by this time the Opus was organized to the point that it was common for collectors and genuine fans to race to the Harry Winston booth straight off after showing up at Baselworld to see the following installment.

The Opus 1 to Opus 10 creators at the Harry Winston 10th commemoration celebration of the Opus arrangement in Geneva

Additionally, Harry Winston hosted organized an enormous celebratory gathering at its Geneva factory in September 2010 celebrating an entire decade of the Opus arrangement. The entirety of the watchmakers associated with the line were available as was Frédéric de Narp, different executives from Harry Winston, and the main retailers and watch press on the planet. The state of mind was genuinely celebratory, and I remember jesting eventually at night that if a psychological militant had decided to blow that beautiful factory up on that day, it would have taken a large portion of the extravagance watch industry with it!

The Opus 11, in any case, was tragically created under to a lesser degree a blessed star than different timepieces in the arrangement. Conceived by Denis Giguet, co-organizer of MCT (and past production administrator at Harry Winston), it was a profoundly delicate and complicated trial with a gigantic wow effect. In fact, when I saw it, I recall goosebumps shivering everywhere on my own body.

Harry Winston Opus 11 motivation board

Basically, the Opus 11’s function was to detonate time on the hour. This watch was marginally reminiscent of MCT’s own crystal numerals in that they played out a special bounce. But here the advanced hour numeral in a real sense detonated before settling back in to become the following hour’s numeral. Minutes were flaunted to the side in a showcase that extended away from the case, while the apparently detached escapement had a spot of pride in another presentation “bubble” just below it. The physically wound development comprised 566 components, 155 of which were gem bearings.

As I said, this breathtaking complication was a smidgen touchy, however, and by the finish of the reasonable the models were at that point slacking. At that point, soon after the reasonable MCT basically collapsed, and Giguet left the company.

As of the present moment, I feel that the Opus 11 could very much become another Opus 3 – and ideally it winds up with a similar cheerful completion. In the wake of MCT’s following deal, Harry Winston took the project in-house; it is my data that it is as yet being chipped away at. No doubt with the Swatch Group now in charge, this will take fairly a need. I couldn’t imagine anything better than to see it in reliable action; it is genuinely a sight to behold.

Quick Facts Opus Eleven

Case: white gold

Development: physically twisted development with extra-huge titanium balance wheel comprising 566 components

Functions: bounce hours, plate minutes

Constraint: 111 pieces (100 in white gold, 11 set with precious stones)

Price: price cited at the time was $230,000

Harry Winston Opus 12 by Emmanuel Bouchet

Opus 12

The coming of the Opus 12 was my first encounter with Emmanuel Bouchet . Since I know him somewhat better, I am less astounded at the clever Opus 12. But at the time I recall feeling a bit of wonderment at the resourcefulness I grasped. Because Bouchet was actually completely obscure at that point, I feel the Opus 12 never truly got the recognition it deserved.

Basically, this beautiful timepiece comprises a hop hour function, but not a conventional hop hour. It is in fact an extremely elaborate retrograde set-up.

Movement of the Harry Winston Opus 12 by Emmanuel Bouchet

Rather than a couple of hands to show the time, the Opus 12 uses the hour markers as hands. On the hour, the clever markers do a little dance that looks much like dominoes collapsing across the dial before sinking into the current time display.

The minute hand moves markers once like clockwork; in between, the wearer can utilize the little central hand to peruse off the exact moment. This little presentation just a brief time before the little hand flies back to the beginning in retrograde way and the moment marker flips.

Two spring barrels exist inside the clever development: one to wind the development and the other to wind the retrograde time show. The development normally additionally breaks a bit of custom in that it tries different things with a more present day style of finish, completely excluding anglage out and out. This loans it a fearlessly current look.

Back of the Harry Winston Opus 12 by Emmanuel Bouchet

Quick Facts Opus Twelve

Case: 46 mm, white gold

Development: physically twisted development with 72 hours power save

Functions: hours, minutes, seconds mounted on a spinning stage; second time region/24-hour show, direct force hold indication on back

Impediment: 100 pieces

Harry Winston Opus 13 by Ludovic Ballouard

Opus 13/Opus XIII

Ludovic Ballouard was definitely not an easily recognized name in 2013 – and the AHCI candidate is still moderately obscure right up ’til today. However this technician hailing from France allowed up his normal everyday employment as one of François-Paul Journe’s driving watchmakers to strike out all alone in 2009, similarly as the world’s economic crisis was taking a traction and extravagance brands around him were crumbling. All things considered, he felt compelled to conceive and build up his own thoughts and took the exhausting course of the autonomous watchmaker.

The Opus 13 bases upon thoughts he created while making the two watches he has launched to date as a free: Upside Down , whose numerals – except for the one showing the current hour – are in a real sense positioned topsy turvy on the dial, and Half Time, whose numerals are cut into equal parts (and hence delivered illegible) except the one showing the current hour.

Movement of the Harry Winston Opus 13 by Ludovic Ballouard

This exceptionally complicated Opus timepiece truly must be found in real life to comprehend as the most visible component is the external moment ring, which needs a ton of energy to do its thing. The ring is directly determined by one of the development’s two spring barrels: once each moment the ring changes the manner in which it looks as one of the 59 pins separating the minutes appears to leap out from no place to become visible. A magic trick that Ballouard has built into the entirety of his watches.

The hours are indicated by a three-sided hand that looks out from behind an enormous crystal in the center. At 12 PM and early afternoon a sliding screen in the dial opens to uncover a “HW” logo.

Back of the Harry Winston Opus 13 by Ludovic Ballouard

Quick Facts Opus Thirteen

Case: 44.25 x 13.6 mm, white gold

Development: physically twisted Caliber HW4101 with 364 components (including 242 gems!)

Functions: immediate hop hours showed by 11 pivoting hands; momentary minutes showed by 59 hands; HW logo at center uncovered around early afternoon and 12 PM by sliding screen

Limit: 130 pieces

Price: approx. $300,000

Opus 14/Opus XIV

The Swatch Group has shown no wavering in taking on profoundly complex and unique technical challenges, even in the face of continuing the exceptionally mainstream and complex Opus series.

Harry Winston Opus 14

The Opus 14 was launched in November 2015 at a special occasion only for it, which as of now makes it much extraordinary as all the others were launched during Baselworld. But the 14 is additionally altogether different than all that has gone before it in its technology and feel.

Created by development originators Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin, the watch was positioned as a jukebox-style machine. This was accomplished by creatively adding to the development a multi-plate stack that goes all over like a small lift in combination with a swing arm that moves three of the circles onto, and off of, a little turntable. The wearer draws in with this utilizing a selector lever.

The Harry Winston Opus 14 showing its customizable esthetic disk

The action is controlled by two turning rings; the external draws in the date plate when it is in place, and the inward ring connects with, and positions, the second time region disc.

Two little ordering pins on each ring discover spaces on the underside of the respective circle and draw in, and afterward the turntable twists the plate into the appropriate position. You can likewise see the teeth on the external edge of the turntable that draw in with the pushers at the highest point of the watch to correct the date and GMT indications.

And now we have the Opus 15 to anticipate, however exactly when is anyone’s guess.

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Quick Facts Opus 14

Case: 54.7 x 21.9 mm, 18-karat white gold

Development: manual winding Caliber HW4601, robot complication, 68-hour power hold, two spring barrels (fundamental and activity), silicon balance

Functions: home time with hour and retrograde minutes; second time region, date, machine power save, primary force save; GMT, date, customizable esthetic plates positioned by swinging arm

Impediment: 50 pieces

Price: 428,000 Swiss francs

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