OPUS 12 WATCH

OPUS 12 WATCH - HARRY WINSTON

 
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OPUS 12 - HARRY WINSTON

A MECHANICAL GENIUS

OPUS 12

Harry Winston OPUS watches becoming an annual tradition

Developed with Emmanuel Bouchet, Harry Winston gave birth to the most improbable mechanical concept.

The OPUS 12 watch

The Opus 12 defies the conventional rules of watchmaking.

This exceptional timepiece deliberately overturns the perception of time by drawing its inspiration from the Copernican revolution.

OPUS 12 goes into action in a remarkable way

It´s hands changing the guard every five minutes.

At each change of the hour, the movement executes a very elaborate drill exercise by the successive rotation of the hands.

Below the retrograde indication, a floating small seconds hand graduated on a translucent ring passes above a power-reserve indicator.

Playing with the watch is very fun and reading it with precision is quite possible.

Presented in an 18Kt white gold 46mm round case with sapphire crystal caseback, revealing the 607 Individual components, is 80 jewel and is two barrel movement.

The dial of course is an interesting mesh work of mechanics.

Harry Winston chose to go with an interesting and almost industrial style of finishing for the movement on the front of the watch.

This creation is a hugely engaging eye-catching festival of motion with the hands being dispensed with in favour of a fascinating cascade of 24 leapfrogging bi-colour metal "swords”.

All of this entertainment is made possible via a mechanism which activates the rotating and turntable actions by means of a toothed ring which orbits the movement and which engages the gearing, itself partially visible beneath a translucent disc bearing the Harry Winston name.

Summarizing: Is an amazing complication

TECHNICAL DETAILS of the OPUS 12 watch

LIMITED AND NUMBERED EDITION OF 120 PIECES

REFERENCE:
500/MMEB46WL.K

MOVEMENT:
Mechanical manually-wound
With 607 Individual components
Mainplate and upper bridges shot-peened and NAC-coated
Lower bridges shot-peened
Adorned with circular Côtes de Genève and nickel palladium coated

POWER RESERVE:
45 hours

JEWELS:
80 jewels and 2 barrels

FUNCTIONS:
Hour and 1/12th of an hour (five-minutes) displays via a rotating, double-hand system
Animation of the 12 hour hands at each change of hour
Animation of the minutes hands every five minutes
Retrograde five-minute display, power-reserve indicator and small seconds

CASE:
Polished 18K white gold

CASEBACK:
Exhibition type
Sapphire crystal glass anti-reflective coating

SIZE:
Measuring 46,00mm in diameter

DIAL:
Displays via a rotating with double-hand system
Animation of the 12 hour hands at each change of hour
Animation of the minutes hands every five minutes
Retrograde five-minute display
Power-reserve indicator and small seconds
Power-reserve display with NAC-coated lower part, shot-peened and rhodium upper part
Small seconds with frosted sapphire crystal

HANDS:
24 rotating hands

GLASS:
Sapphire crystal glass anti-reflective coating

WATER RESISTANCE:
3 Bar = 30 meters

STRAP:
Hand-sewn black alligator leather

CLASP:
Folding buckle in polished 18K white gold

Retail Price:
CHF 267.300,00

 
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