A rare and unusual limited edition platinum wristwatch with three dimensional satellite hour display, retrograde minutes, five day power reserve and day and night indication, and five year service indicator

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  • Manufacturer: Harry Winston
    Year: Circa 2005
    Case No: 017682, No. 25 of 45
    Model Name: Opus V
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. ARCAP P-40 Opus V
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Harry Winston buckle
    Dimensions: 50mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: With Harry Winston Opus Five presentation box, original paperwork and guarantee, product literature and outer packaging.

  • 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 begin 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 Chonomètre à Tourbillon in conjunction with F. P. Journe, who was already well known for his work on creating the world’s first wristwatch to incorporate resonance to synchronize two escapements. The series has continued over the last 17 years with the most current model available, the Opus 14, made with Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin.

    The Opus V was an impressive collaborative effort developed with Felix Baumgartner, co-founder of the independent brand, Urwerk. Its unusual yet mesmerizing three dimensional time display features three rotating and revolving cubes that indicate the hours, along with a retrograding minute scale. The watch has the DNA of Urwerk with a bold and dynamic look and feel. The series was extremely limited, produced in just 45 examples in pink gold and 45 in platinum, like the present watch, 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 present example, Number 25, is preserved in outstanding condition, having only been worn a handful of times. The Opus V over the years has become amongst the most sought after watches in the Opus series, and this watch provides the opportunity for collectors of independent watchmakers a rare chance to own one.

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A rare and unusual limited edition platinum wristwatch with three dimensional satellite hour display, retrograde minutes, five day power reserve and day and night indication, and five year service indicator

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

Estimate
$60,000 - 100,000 
CHF59,800-99,700
€52,100-86,900
HK$471,000-784,000

sold for $100,000

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Head of Watches, Americas
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