Cometh the hour, cometh the opus!
Continuing their legacy, the makers of Harry Winston recently released Opus 14- a successor of the legendary Opus series. It is also believed to be one of the most ambitious luxury watches ever and a lovely creation from Harry Winston in recent years.
The Opus 14, which was unveiled almost a month ago is undoubtedly an epitome of class and impeccable design and looks like a fresh beginning. It took the makers 14 successful iterations to come up with something like this.
Speaking of its structuring, there are three working disks, inspired by mid-century American theme, split neatly with each other. These dynamic disks can be personalized as per your needs. The lustrous frame wears a look of the molten silver cast into a muscular frame. The premier complication projects it as a Jukebox, thus transporting you right back to your good old days. But the real look and formidability are lent by the three disks encrusted in an 18k white gold frame, which stretches over 50 mm in width. Each disk displays local time, GMT and date separately. A star at 2 O’ clock, bearing the signature of Mr. Harry Winston, a reference to the stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
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The design aesthetics of the Harry Winston flagship timekeeper draws its inference from iconic record changer machine of the 1920s.
The Opus 14 boasts of a whopping 1,066-parts movement. The luxury timepiece is hand-wound has a silicon balance spring taking care of the minute movements. At the back, there are 31 bridges- a replacement of standard plate with a series of plates or bars (an attraction for the lovers of intricacies), and two mainspring barrels – one for the timekeeping and the other for the automation functions.
Both the GMT and date indications can be set through corrector pushers located at 12 o’clock position. It is highlighted by the eminent engravings made on the pushers. The time can be adjusted by using the crown at 2. Aesthetically speaking, this watch has a smaller element of unconventionality & more of style automation mechanism which puts it in the league of extraordinary timepieces.
On paper, the opus 14 was a three-and-a-half year project, but the fine detailing is the testimony to the fact that it’s nothing but an architect’s imagination. Blancpain’s testing facility has tested the strength of Opus 14 by subjecting it to an optimum level of endurance testing procedure. One of the front runners of Swatch group, Harry Winston, appears to have escalated its brand value after being acquired by the Swatch group.
Commemoration of new lieutenant in the legion of Spartans, Harry Winston Opus is just the timepiece you were planning to buy. Swatch must be thanking their stars for having Harry Winston 14 in their ranks.