The Harry Winston Opus 12 Watch looks unreal
The curious thing about this watch is simply the way it allows time to be read. A sizeable combination of movements, exquisite watch-making and fine precision allow it to stand out from the current market. This timepiece’s central dial shows the minutes, hours and half-an-hour slots, moving about clockwise in a superbly-animated setting.
The main idea the movement is based on is Copernicus theory regarding the revolution of the Earth around the Sun and itself – the dial moves in a way in which the 5-minute retrograde covers an exact distance in order to display the duration of 5 minutes, before moving to its original location and resume the cycle.
Following the upper-mentioned movement, the minutes hand undergoes a complicated way to display the exact time, in perfect harmony with the hours. In addition to these, an extremely surprising fact caught our attention: the seconds indicator and the power reserve also indicate their data through a similar way.
The technology involved in the making of this exquisite piece is quite unmatchable. The complicated mechanical hand-wound device incorporates a total of 607 parts. The timepiece also includes 80 jewels, 2 barrels and 24 hands. The well-functioning of the gadget is ensured by the 45-hour power reserve.
The crafter wasn’t only pleased with such a complicated mechanism, but also added a 46 mm 18-carat white gold casing with sapphire crystal covering. Rhodium has been partially used for the dial as well. On the back-side, we notice the branding, the name of the main designer – Emmanuel Bouchet – as well as the particular number of each watch. The strap is made of black alligator leather, tied to a folding buckle.
Available in a limited edition of 120 units, we’re curious if the price is going to be made public at the fair, or later on. Such a piece is definitely worth the wait.