Harry Winston Opus 9 is a technical marvel
Harry Winston’s Opus 9 doesn’t go a full circle to tell you the time. The linear driven watch tracks the time in a unique movement with diamonds, not merely added to accentuate the luxury design, but as the functional element of time-telling. Two parallel diamond chains keep track of the minute and seconds using a vivid mandarin garnet indicating the hours on the left side of the dial and the minutes on the right side. Each chain sparkles with 33 baguette-cut diamonds. Each diamond is meticulously calibrated and set into the links, to guarantee the proper movement. The chains are crafted in brass to maximize mobility and minimize friction. A special rack and pinion mechanism creates the lateral drive required for propelling the continuous gliding movement. The extraordinary timepiece features an automatic self-winding movement, a 72-hour power-reserve and is 30-meter water-resistant. This rare horological creation is a joint work of Harry Winston and Jean Marc Wiederrecht, who was awarded with the grand prix 2007 Best Watchmaker Designer title. Available in a limited edition of 100 pieces.
Update: The watch costs $180,000.