Harry Winston’s Opus Eleven watch, as the name states, is the eleventh in their Opus Collection. The Opus Collection was started back in 2000 as a series of collaborations between some of the world’s most talented watchmakers to create amazing and unique limited edition timepieces. The Opus Eleven isn’t much of an artistic piece, but stands a a showcase of unmatched skill in producing a mechanical complication. The result is an intriguing looking watch like no other, which has to be seen (in action) to believe. So make sure to check out the video at the bottom of this post.
This dizzying dial of the Opus Eleven displays the extreme movement within, which ‘explodes’ and reforms to tell the time. nicknamed ‘the puzzle’, this one-of-a-kind movement uses a complex matrix of plates and pieces (totaling over 500 parts) to form the hour, it then breaks apart to show the next hour. The minutes are show in the larger bubble that extends off the main dial, with the smaller bubble showing off the large balance wheel and escapement.
The large case is made of 18-karat white gold, with thick sapphire glass and a black alligator strap. And despite the delicate look of this timepiece, it is designed with shock absorbers and can be worn like any high-end dress watch (just don’t wear it golfing or anything). This piece is limited to 111 pieces, with 100 in white gold and 11 in white gold and diamonds.
And for another remarkable Harry Winston watch, check out the new Histoire de Tourbillon 3 Watch.