Ever heard of Harry Winston? Here’s abit of introduction on Harry Winston:
Harry Winston (March 1, 1896 – December 28, 1978) was an American jeweler. He donated the Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958 after owning it for a decade, and traded the Portuguese Diamond to the Smithsonian in 1963. [Read more]
Harry Winston have a line of products that embedded the Girl’s best friend, diamond which includes engagement, ring, timepiece and jewels itself. And recently Harry Winston celebrated it’s 10th anniversary ever since the Opus collection were introduced, released 50 pieces of limited edition Opus 3 which have been seven years in the making.
What makes Opus 3 so unique, I wondered. Well, that’s because of the innovation in the technical aspect on how the mechanism is built.
While Opus 3 is a digital watch, there is whimsy in the design, and in the movement functions. Rather than being content with simply showing the minutes, hours, and date, Vianney also included the last few seconds on countdown. It provides a few seconds of interest every minute; a movement in the dials of the watch where you can see the uniqueness of the movement in motion. Think of any other digital watch out there, and none of them can compete with this. The design, the portholes in the watch face took inspiration from the Vega car he owns, but it could easily have come from Captain Nemo’s command deck. This is not a reworking of some past idea with satellites or a linear display, some post modern take on past digital watches – this is original in the very meaning of the word.
That is a one precious timepiece no doubt!
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