On May 30, 2011 at the Christies “Important Watches: Hong Kong” auction, a rare Harry Winston Opus 6 manufactured in 2006 will be offered to the highest bidder. Of the eleven different masterpieces now in Harry Winston’s “Opus” series, the Opus 6 rightly holds its place high in the ranks of watch collectors. This very special Opus 6, one of just 6 ever made, is estimated to fetch between $300,000 – $500,000. More on the significance of this very special watch, after the look:
Harry Winston Opus (Greubel Forsey) (2006)
44mm white gold case, manually wound mechanical tourbillon (2 tourbillon cages, 72 hour power reserve), hours and minutes by co-axial discs at 3 o’clock, and small seconds disc at 11 o’clock
Each year for the last eleven years, a new Harry Winston Opus has been created out of a collaboration with notable horological masters (the jaw-dropping Opus 11 was unveiled just last month!). The Opus 6 was done in partnership with Stephen Greubel and Robert Forsey, with its extraordinary feature being the Double Tourbillon 30° — a one-minute tourbillon inclined at 30° inside a four-minute tourbillon to offset any positional errors and to ensure superb chronometry.
Savvy watch enthusiasts will recognize the “Double Tourbillon 30°” as one (of many) signature achievements of the French-English watchmaking duo, whose timepieces under their own namesake brand sell for hundreds of thousands of dollars per piece.
Robert Greubel and Stephen Forsey (respectively)