Harry Winston unveiled the fruits of two ingenious micro-mechanics’ labour as it revealed the latest addition to its famed Opus haute horlogerie collection.
The Opus 14, an ostentatious journey into Americana, is based on a 1950s jukebox with complications represented as discs that can be called upon by with pushers.
The watchmaking duo behind the design consists of Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin, of movement creation house Telos Watch, who produced the groundbreaking Metamorphosis for Montblanc.
The 54mm 18ct gold Opus 14 shows local time hour on a disc at the 9 o’clock position with retrograde minutes at the six o’clock.
Beneath that local time hour disc are three further vinyl-style finished discs, each representing a different display which can be called up by a pusher, lifted by an arm and mounted on a ‘platter’.
These include GMT, date and a Hollywood Walk of Fame style star bearing Harry Winston’s signature.
The Opus collection was launched in 2001 when Max Busser was CEO of the diamond specialist’s watch operation. Much like the company he went on to found in 2005 (MB&F) Busser called upon the talents of the most skilled watchmakers in the world to produce true headline pieces that make up the Opus collection.