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  • Manufacturer: Harry Winston
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 200MTQPAP38
    Case No: 006’982, No.10/11
    Model Name: Opus Two Perpetual Tourbillon
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. OPUS 2, jewelled
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Harry Winston deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Harry Winston warranty stamped The Hour Glass Ginza Tokyo dated 25th September 2004, Harry Winston service warranty, instruction manual, gloves, cloth, key, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the exciting world of horology, once in a blue moon collectors are able to witness something truly special and this was the case for the Harry Winston Opus series. Although the idea of brands collaborating with watchmakers to build movements is not something that is entirely new, the usual scenario does not credit the ingenuity of the man behind the movement.

    During the time when Maximillian Büsser was the CEO of Harry Winston Timepieces, the genius behind the Opus series realized quickly that the new millennium saw a boom for highly talented and skilled independent watchmakers. Capitalizing wisely on the occasion, Büsser set out to create the Opus series in collaboration with various watchmakers to create timepieces bearing the DNA of the brand (Harry Winston) while also bearing signature traits of the watchmaker, allowing both parties to share the center stage hand in hand.

    In 2002, Antoine Preziuso, native Genevan watchmaker with Italian roots, introduced his largest collection of Tourbillon models at Baselworld with six different toubillons featuring cutting-edge cases fused with personality which sparked the collaboration of Opus 2 with Maximillian Büsser. Proportioned in a 38mm diameter platinum case, the Opus 2 is embellished with distinctive lugs inspired by the arched entrance of the firm’s Fifth Avenue boutique. To complement the beautiful metal and contour, Prezuiso injected his creative of a stunning handcrafted skeletonized one-minute tourbillon along with a masterful perpetual calendar complication. The three-dimensional scenery with intricate engravings and blued steel screws luminates the dial with incredible depth. Once the wearer wound the timepiece, the gear train encircling the dial travels in a spectacle of movements across the metropolis of the dial. Furthermore, the subtle, classic hour and minute hands ensure that the eye is draw to the Harry Winston logo taking center stage. Turning the timepiece over, a delightful hidden hinged caseback reveals the Harry Winston’s patented retrograde perpetual calendar display of the day, date and leap year. The Opus 2 was created in 23 limited pieces in total: The Tourbillon with Perpetual Calendar (11 pieces), the Tourbillon with 110 hours power-reserve (11 pieces), and finally, The Tourbillon with diamonds (piece unique). Preserved in excellent overall condition, the present specimen is numbered 10 of a limited edition of 11 pieces only, and is accompanied with its full set of accessories including a pair of white gloves. Interestingly, Prezuiso was reputed for his attention to detail that while working on the Opus 2 series, he wore gloves to avoid the contact of human skin with the elements within the movement.

Σ1081

Ref. 200MTQPAP38
An impressive and rare limited edition platinum semi-skeletonized perpetual calendar tourbillon with leap year indication, retrograde day and date indication, hinged caseback, warranty and presentation box, numbered 10 of limited edition of 11 pieces, made in collaboration with Antoine Preziuso

Circa 2004
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$778,000 - 1,556,000 
€86,100-172,000
$99,700-199,000

Sold for HK$756,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021