Harry Winston and Christophe Claret - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Harry Winston and Christophe Claret
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: OPUMTR44PP001
    Case No: 6/18
    Model Name: Opus 4
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, HW1023, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Navy crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Harry Winston double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Harry Winston Certificate, product literature, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Harry Winston ventured into the high-end watchmaking market in 1998 when they appointed the brilliant Maximilian Büsser to become managing director of Harry Winston rare timepieces.

    Büsser conceived an amazing idea to work with independent watchmakers and associated the world renowned name of Harry Winston in equal partnership with these young and highly talented horologists. Their task was to produce a limited series of revolutionary and cutting-edge timepieces. The two partners would be equal and the power house of Harry Winston would propel these independent makers into the limelight.

    Since 2001 to the present day, a master watchmaker is given an incredible opportunity to work with Winston and together, they create a work of art dedicated to horology. They have one year or less to bring to fruition a watch that reflects their own styles and pushes the boundaries of watchmaking.

    Phillips in association with Bacs and Russo is delighted to present one of these creations in the form of Opus 4, made in collaboration with the giant that is Christophe Claret.

    The concept behind the Opus series of watches, which still runs today, is an independent manufacture collaborating with the giant Harry Winston on a cutting edge and highly limited wristwatch. In collaboration with the renowned watchmaker and complicated movement specialist Christophe Claret, this present Opus 4 houses a sensational movement in a reversible case. Derived from the Premier collection, this refined case houses the finest complications including a tourbillon and cathedral gong minute repeating, for which Christophe Claret is particularly known for. This double-dialed wristwatch displays the tourbillon and minute repeating with cathedral gongs on one side while the reverse reveals a more poetic side featuring a delicately engraved moon phases and date. The lugs are mobile and fixed to a swivel in the arches; hence either face can be displayed according to the mood or time of the day. Limited to 20 pieces only, this present watch is highly creative and will provide enormous pleasure to their wearers.


Ref. OPUMTR44PP001
An extremely rare, very fine and large platinum limited edition reversible minute repeating tourbillon double dialed wristwatch with date and moon phases

Circa 2004
44 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$1,200,000 - 1,800,000 

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