American Jeweler and luxury watchmaker, Harry Winston's name floats up a few times a year when they display creativity with jewels, or more so their Opus series of watches. We have previously seen the yearly horological creativity they have displayed with the Opus 11 and the
The Opus XIII watch casing is an 18K white gold, with the Harry Winston engraving on the 12 o'clock slot, and the Opus XIII engraving the 6 o'clock down below. It happens to be a sizable 44.25mm wide, and is covered a sapphire crystal dome which is known for it's anti-reflective properties. The dial has numerous polished rhodium plated hands, including the triangular shaped hour hands. The strapping is a high grade black alligator hand stitched fabric, which contrasts well with the white gold body and buckle.
The interior, where the HW4101 movement sits is where all the action is. With the 242 functional jewels in the 364 components' movement, it is a record of sorts for a mechanical masterpiece like this one. The beat rate of the movement is 21,600 vibrations per hour and boasts of a 35-hour power reserve. Though not intended for use during water adventures, the Harry Winston Opus XIII can resist water up till 30-meters of depth.
Just in case the watch has managed to tickle your fantasies, collectors ought to rush in as only 130 of these will ever be available for sale, worldwide. For further intricacies about the movement and how the watch manages to function, do take a look at the video.
Via: Harry Winston