Harry Winston by Felix Baumgartner - The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection Geneva Saturday, May 11, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Harry Winston by Felix Baumgartner
    Year: Circa 2005
    Case No: 017'693, further engraved with limited edition number 36/45
    Model Name: Opus V
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. ARCAP P-40 Opus V
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Harry Winston pin buckle
    Dimensions: 50mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Opus V presentation box, blank guarantee booklet and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Harry Winston’s Opus collection has always been synonymous with audacity, creativity and forward thinking watchmaking. The Opus series was a revolutionary collaborative effort between Harry Winston and independent watchmakers to produce a series of limited edition, unique, and unusual complicated timepieces. The effort began in 1998 when Max Büsser joined Harry Winston 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 : Max Büsser 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.
    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, 19 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 36 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 36 of a 45 piece limited edition

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

CHF60,000 - 120,000 

Sold for CHF82,550

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024