Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

136 Harry Winston Limited Edition and Massive Opus 9 Automatic Wristwatch in White Gold, Reference OPUAHM56WW001, With Black Diamonds-Set Dial

Estimate: € 70,000 –⁠ 140,000

Sold € 78,000

Model: Opus 9
Reference: OPUAHM56WW001
Case Material: White Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 2000's
Movement: Automatic
Case N°: N°065/100, 043772
Dimensions: 45 X 55 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case

In 2001, Harry Winston decided to launch The Opus Series, a new creative project designed to reconstruct and redesign time. Building upon the Opus tradition of partnering with an outside watchmaker to develop a new Opus design each year, Opus 9 marks the first time that Harry Winston has partnered with two, independent pioneering forces in the field of haute-horlogerie: 1) watch maker Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, and 2) designer Eric Giroud, giving birth to a totally groundbreaking timepiece. In the present Opus 9, diamonds are not merely a decorative element, but the functional element of time telling. Replacing the traditional watch hands and cyclical dial, time is displayed by two parallel diamond chains, for hours and minutes, composed of 33 baguette-cut diamonds and two mandarin garnets to indicate the hours and minutes. Massive and sophisticated, the sculptural case is designed to emphasize the functional beauty of the diamonds, while supporting the movement. Crafted in white gold, the frame is defined by a structural bridge, which lends both technical and aesthetic stability to the design and covered by a transparent sapphire crystal, the case and movement of the chains remain visible at all angles. Designed with purity and defined by precision, Opus 9 distills fine watch making down to its absolute essentials.