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  1. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 26, 2011

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    I've never even considered Harry Winston as a watchmaker before, because it was always a jewelery brand my sisters loved, but looking at the new Opus Eleven on Hodinkee... I'm just stunned by their creativitiy.




    Check out the further writeup on Hodinkee
     
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  2. Trev The Architect Staff Member Mar 26, 2011

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    Wow. The transitions are unreal. Very terminator/transformers style.
     
  3. The GMT Master Chris @ ΩF Mar 29, 2011

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    Incredible watch, the mechanism is really intriguing
     
  4. Trev The Architect Staff Member Mar 31, 2011

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    I came back just to watch the video again.
     
  5. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Mar 31, 2011

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    $200k or so... Thing I'm wondering is where they got it from, I find it hard to believe that Harry Winston have Horologists that good in house that could create something like this. I know Omega and a few other have outsourced things like tourbillons to some complication design specialists, but IIRC the main freelancer in that field is now out of business. Its an amazing thing either way.
     
  6. anonymous Feb 15, 2012

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    Each of their Opus watches employs the help of a different watchmaker/designer as intended by the orchestrator of the project, Max Busser (an idea he used to launch MB&F). The 11 seen in the video was done by Denis Giguet formerly of MCT.

    This is among the best in the Opus series in my opinion, right up there with 5, 3 and 1.
     
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  7. dsio Ash @ ΩF Staff Member Feb 15, 2012

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    Totally agree, its a stunning idea, I didn't realise Max Busser was involved with HW.
     
  8. anonymous Feb 15, 2012

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    It's been quite a few years since his involvement there, but his impact remains. For example, It could be argued that his use of Felix Baumgartner on the Opus 5 allowed Urwerk to become what they are today. He may not be a watchmaker, but he's pretty adept at spotting talent. Great idea for sure!
     
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  9. bio Feb 28, 2012

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    That is simply amazing!