Harry Winston - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Harry Winston
    Year: 2009
    Reference No: 500/MAJMWWL
    Case No: 046101; No. 089/100
    Model Name: Opus 9
    Material: 18K white gold, diamonds and garnets
    Calibre: Automatic
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold Harry Winston pin buckle
    Dimensions: 48mm width x 56mm length
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Opus warranty card and booklet, manual, leather slip case, and Harry Winston presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Opus collection by Harry Winston has long been synonymous with daring innovation, imaginative craftsmanship, and pioneering watchmaking. This series marked a groundbreaking collaboration between Harry Winston and independent watchmakers, aimed at crafting a range of limited edition, distinctive, and unconventional timepieces. The initiative commenced in 1998 when Max Büsser assumed the role of director of rare timepieces at Harry Winston. In 2009, the ninth piece of the series, the Opus 9, was unveiled in collaboration with Jean-Marc Wiederrecht & Eric Giroud.

    Using 66 baguette-cut diamonds (~2.15 carats in total) and 6 garnet stones (~0.22 carat in total), the Opus 9 was the first timepiece of the celebrated Opus series to use precious stones for the purpose of telling time.

    With a rack and pinion mechanism which converts rotational time into a linear display, the telling of time is propelled through the gliding movement of two parallel chains – each adorned with 33 diamonds and 3 garnet stones. Encased in transparent sapphire crystal, the watch offers a poetic view of time elapsing, allowing the observer to admire the movement of the gem-set belts from all angles. The minimalist display's aesthetic is maintained by concealing a robust automatic movement within.

    With a large and sculptural white gold case, the Opus 9 exudes character and presence. Accordingly, 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 The present watch numbered 89 of a limited edition of 100, is extremely well preserved and comes complete with all accessories.


Ref. 500/MAJMWWL
A very fine and rare white gold, diamond and garnet-set wristwatch with belt time indicators, international warranty and presentation box, numbered 89 of a limited edition of 100 pieces

48mm width x 56mm length
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed

$50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for $63,500

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