Harry Winston by Felix Baumgartner - The Geneva Watch Auction: XV Geneva Saturday, May 7, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Harry Winston by Felix Baumgartner
    Year: Circa 2005
    Case No: 017690 limited edition number 33/45
    Model Name: Opus V
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. ARCAP P-40 Opus V
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum HW pin buckle
    Dimensions: 50mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Harry Winston’s Opus collection was a revolutionary collaborative effort between the famed brand and renowned independent watchmakers to produce a series of limited edition, unique, and unusual complicated timepieces. The effort began in 1998 when Harry Winston hired Max Büsser as director of rare timepieces. He sought to make cutting edge watches with some of the brightest talents in the horological world that pushed the limits of both the design and the mechanics of watches. Launched in 2001, the first in the series was the Opus 1 in conjunction with F. P. Journe.

    The Opus V brought together two names that come immediately to mind when thinking of creative independent horology : MB&F and Urwerk. These two powerhouses have been changing the face of modern watchmaking for years and the Opus V was the first collaboration between Maximilian Büsser and Felix Baumgartner (co-founder and master watchmaker of Urwerk) for a result that is nothing short of exceptional (for the second and last collaboration please see the “Nitro” Lot 104)

    The watch features an unusual yet mesmerizing three dimensional time display with three rotating and revolving cubes that indicate the hours, along with a retrograding minute scale.
    Opus V was launched in 2005 and remains today, 17 years after its presentation, a mesmerizing horological UFO retaining its WOW factor and ability to surprise and impress. This watch bears the DNA of Urwerk with its unconventional time telling mechanism and bold and dynamic look.

    The series was extremely limited, produced in just 45 examples in platinum of which the present watch is number 33 and 45 in pink gold along with seven pieces in platinum set with round diamonds, and three examples in platinum set with baguette diamonds, for a total of 100 timepieces.

    The Opus V over the years has become amongst the most sought after watches in the Opus series and this watch provides a scarce opportunity for collectors of independent watchmakers to own one.


An impressive and cutting edge platinum wristwatch with three dimensional satellite hour display, retrograde minutes, five-day power reserve, day and night indication and five-year service indicator, number 33 of a 45 piece limited edition

Circa 2005
50mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for CHF151,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022