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  • Manufacturer: Harry Winston
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 500MAJMWW
    Case No: 043’757
    Model Name: Opus 9
    Material: 18K white gold, diamonds and garnets
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Harry Winston buckle
    Dimensions: 45 mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with International Warranty stamped by The Hour Glass on August 28, 2014, Harry Winston fitted presentation box, product literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    With an attractive effulgence, Harry Winston’s Opus 9 collection is, in many ways, truly exceptional. In collaboration with the celebrated watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and the famous Swiss designer Eric Giroud, the Opus 9 is by all means the epitome of excellence, extravagance and expressiveness.

    Encased in a grandiose case made of 18k white gold, the Opus 9 is an opulent amalgamation of sublime horological technology and fine jewelry. Using in total 66 baguette-cut diamonds (~2.15 carats in total) and 6 garnet stones (~0.22 carat in total), the Opus 9 is the first timepiece of the celebrated Opus series to use precious stones for the purpose of telling time. Within this majestic watch, two parallel chains – each adorned with 33 diamonds and 3 garnet stones – replaced the traditional watch hands and dial to show the hours and minutes. In order to fit neatly into the movement, every diamond and garnet had to be cut to watchmaking precision. Designed by Eric Giroud, the splendid white gold case of the watch displays an aura of elegance, further underscoring the brilliance and beauty of the precious stones.

    In 2009, the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève presented the “Design Watch Prize” to Harry Winston in recognition of the technical and aesthetic finesse of the Opus 9. An embodiment of artistry and fine craftsmanship, the present watch is numbered 50 of a limited of 100 pieces.

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Ref. 500MAJMWW
A very fine and rare limited edition white gold, diamond-and-garnet-set wristwatch with belt time indicators, international warranty and presentation box, numbered 50 of a limited edition of 100 pieces

Circa 2009
45 mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$430,000 - 660,000 
€50,000-76,700
$55,100-84,600

Sold for HK$600,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018