Christie’s Harry Winston Opus collection results
On May 30, 2012, Christie’s held the latest issue of their “Important Watch” auction series (including a large number of watches) at the Hong Kong auction house. Although the auction features most of the normal fare of Panerai and Rolex, the main interest is the unparalleled performance of the Harry Winston Opus collection. We have written the Opus series in the past, but for those who don’t know, Opus is essentially a unique Harry Winston timepiece series created by Harry Winston and many of the most talented independent watch manufacturers in modern Horology. of. The concept behind the Opus series comes from the powerful thinking of Max Busser, who operated Harry Winston’s watch division before he founded MB&F in 2004/2005. Harry Winston collaborates with an independent watch manufacturer every year to produce limited edition watches and then announces to be a fan of the Basel world. Although the actual release of the watch to the customer is another matter.
At last week’s Hong Kong auction, Christie’s offered an unprecedented selection of Opus catalogues, including Opus 1 to 7 and Opus 9. Finally, the auction house may be overloaded with Opus because only six of the eight items sold are sold – but This is actually still very good. Obviously, all Opus watches come from a collector. Below is more information about each piece, including their creation, estimated value and hammer price (if the reserve is met).luxury Harry Winston OPUS watches replica
Opus 1 – The first of the collections and the beginning of the Opus collaboration, highlighting the work of F.P Journe. There are three versions of Opus 1, each limited to six versions. Including the 5-day automatic, dual-time resonance timer and tourbillon, the example seen at the auction last week was a 5-day automaton with a bezel set with diamonds. Rarely seen, but the design has been 12 years old, and the taste has changed a lot since its announcement.
The Opus 2 – Opus 2 is a 38 mm platinum case and two possible versions, the result of a collaboration with watchmaker Antoine Preziuso. The Opus 2 is limited to 11 units and covers two different sport options, each with a special single unit decorated with diamonds, for a total of only 24 handcrafted.
Opus 3 is the most eccentric of the Opus collaboration, Opus 3 is the brain of Vianney Halter, with six porthole displays. Each display relies on its own jump indicator to display the hours (blue) of the upper left and upper right windows, the minutes of the lower left and lower right (black), and the date of the vertical center display (red). The Opus 3 is limited to 55 white gold or rose gold units, with a large number of complex hand-wound movements and a unique aesthetic that is far from the previous Opus.best Tonino Lamborghini replica watches
Opus 4 – This double-sided complication comes from Christophe Claret (the creator of X-Trem-1 and 21 Blackjack). Equipped with a tourbillon, a three-question report, the moon phase and date are housed in a 44 mm platinum case with the dial facing up. Surprisingly, an example of such a limited Opus (made in only 20 units) The buyer will not be found.
Opus 5 – At the 2005 Basel International Watch & Jewellery Show, the dial and movement should be familiar to all fans of the Haute Horology brand Urwerk. Opus 5 came to Harry Winston through Urwerk’s Felix Baumgartner and featured their unique rotating satellite hour and retrograde minute display. With its innovative time display, the Opus 5 shocks the watch world with a custom movement and a new five-year service indicator visible through the back of the watch.best Richard Mille RM 35-02 RAFAEL NADAL replica watches
Opus 6 – 2006 announces the launch of Opus 6, an absolutely gorgeous model whose dial may be the work of Greubel Forsey. GF is the decisive force in the watchmaking world. The Opus 6 combines its unique shape with the high-tech implementation of the double tourbillon, with a completely hidden gear set that makes the tourbillon look completely separate from the watch’s machinery. The separate coaxial disc separates the hour and minute display from the second (11 points), giving the ample space in the 44 mm white gold case a beautiful tourbillon movement.
Opus 7 – In collaboration with Andreas Strehler, Harry Winston Opus 7 has no hands and is said to be inspired by butterflies. The 45mm white gold case is hinged mechanically designed to press the crown. Clicking on the crown causes the disc to rotate to display the hour reading, the second press shows the minute, and the last three presses will display the remaining power reserve. This hand-wound miracle is limited to 50 units and is one of my favorite Opus series, because I like the circular pattern, the luxurious blend of platinum and blue steel, and the premise of the watch that needs to interact, the watch and its owner. Time must be provided for the watch. Absolutely not a daily wearer, but Opus 7 has a certain toy-like quality, I really appreciate it.
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Opus 9 – Opus 9 is one of the most annoying designs in the Opus project. It has a time display and consists of two belt drives and a gemstone-set scale that can be used as a retrograde display for hours (left) and minutes (right). Each belt is decorated with a diamond scale and uses ruby instead of a pointer for each scale. This 45mm white gold watch is not only a collaboration with Harry Winston, but also a collaboration between watchmaker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht and designer Eric Giroud, and has made Opus 9 the “Best Design Watch of the Year” for the 2009 Grand Prix. .
All in all, this is a very successful Christie’s auction with a total sales of more than $21.5 million, which is actually the most valuable season for any auction house in Asia. While it is important to remember the auction as a whole offers hundreds of watches. In addition, because the number of Opus models is so small, it is exciting to see how the price compares to expectations when professionals try to predict the value of a very unique watch collection. Aside from all the concerns about funding, I would have been actively bidding for Opus 6, or waiting for Christie’s to dig Opus 11 for a long time, because it is definitely my favorite of the entire Opus family.Review Corum Golden Bridge Tourbillon White Gold watches