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Harry Winston unveils Avenue Dual Time

On the heels of Opus 14, Harry Winston has just announced another off-center timepiece called the Avenue Dual Time. It features local time on the left, via a retrograde display – and home time on the right, via traditional hour and minute hands. The local time display (left) has a angled red indicator hand that moves through the three vertical apertures, indicating the hour. According to Harry Winston, “The second timezone works in a different way. Pulling on the crown removes the red hand from sight. The time is set using a small disc located in the opening at the center of the dial. Pushing in the crown, the hand returns to its position. This sequence is essential to the proper functioning of the retrograde system that displays the local time. The hand moves gradually from 0 to 12 o’clock,

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Introducing the Harry Winston Opus 14

Yesterday in Germany, Harry Winston debuted Opus 14, which is the result of a collaboration between independent watchmakers, Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin. For those of you who don’t know, Harry Winston started creating unique collectible limited edition timepieces once a year in 2001, dubbed “Opus.” A new piece was unveiled every year until 2013, the same year the Swatch Group purchased Harry Winston. In 2014, under the new direction of the Swatch Group, Opus was put on hold. The journalist and collector favorite has always been original creation, made by indpendent watchmakers, with an interesting never before seen function. And thankfully, after a short hiatus – Opus is back. For the fourteenth Opus, the theme is a jukebox. More specifically, the unqiue function is an automaton that functions like a jukebox, but instead of vinyl records, there are three

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Video: Harry Winston Opus 14

Harry Winston Opus 14 was just unveiled in Geneva. The watch has a unique automaton that allows the wearer to change discs on demand similar to how it is done inside a jukebox. Except, instead of audio records, the discs represent different functions. Full article to follow.

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Ocean Dual Time Retrograde Only Watch

As you’ve likely already read, on November 7th in Geneva Phillips Watches will auction off 43 unique timepieces of which one hundred percent of the proceeds will go to support research into Muscular Dystrophy. Harry Winston is contributing a unique version of the Ocean Dual Time Retrograde. Measuring 44.2 mm in diameter by 11.6 mm thick that white gold case features a with polished accents on the edges of the case, bezel, lugs and crown. The dial has an array of functions incluing an excentered hour/minute display at 1 o’clock, a day/night indicator at 3 o’clock, a calendar aperture and a Shuriken power indicator, and a second time zone with retrograde 12-hour display. There is a unique disconnect mechanism, controlled by the crown, that allows the wearer to set the retrograde local time forward or backward. Powering the timepiece, and

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The Harry Winston Opus XIII

In the thirteenth year the Opus Series, Harry Winston’s Opus design team collaborated with independent watchmaker Ludovic Ballouard to create a complicated timepiece, like nothing you’ve ever seen. Opus XIII is one of the more wearable of the Opus Series timepieces, and its jewel-like dial is perfectly fitting for Harry Winston, who is known more for their jewelry than their watches. The Opus XIII is presented inside a 44.25 mm in diameter by 13.6 mm white gold case, and powered by caliber HW4101. The manually wound movement has 364 components, 242 of which are jewels. The most functional jewels ever used in a watch. It features a 35-hour power reserve and is powered by 2 separate barrels which are armed by a rocking pinion. Winding the crown in one direction winds one of the barrels and winding it in the

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Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 4

Harry Winston (who was recently acquired by the Swatch Group) has just released a preview of the Histoire de Tourbillon 4. It is the fourth in a series of five highly complicated tourbillon watches, and it will be officially launched at Baselworld this April. The highlight of the Historie de Tourbillon is a tri-axial tourbillon — which I will explain below.

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Swatch Group acquires Harry Winston for $750 million

The world’s largest watch group, Swatch Group Ltd., has announced today that they acquired 100% of the shares of US company Harry Winston Inc. The Swatch Group paid $750 million plus the assumption of up to $250 million in pro forma net debt to acquire Harry Winston and all the activities related to the jewelry and watches. The transaction does not include the mining activities of Harry Winston Diamond Corporation.

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Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph Limited Edition

Ever since the year 2000, Harry Winston has introduced a new Opus timepiece each year. This year was the Opus 12. Opus timepieces are highly complicated and six-figure expensive; and although they are designed to be worn, most will be destined for a rich collector's safe. The new Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph, although often overshadowed by the show-stopping Opus collection, on the other hand, is a timepiece that although expensive, is far more likely to worn - the way it should be.

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Baselworld: Harry Winston Opus 12

Emmanuel Bouchet and Augustin Nussbaum worked together for the past 2 years to create the Opus 12. What is so special about this timepiece, is the hour and 1/12th of an hour (five-minutes) displays via a rotating, double-hand system. Animation of the minute hands occurs ever five minutes, and makes a audible loud, but not annoying, clicking sound, as a result of the massive amount of torque the movement makes to complete this process. Animation of the 12-hour hands at each hour, is not audible, like the 5-minute change, but it is more visually impressive, as it requires 13 hands to turn before the final hour hand displays the hour.

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Baselworld: Harry Winston Opus 12

This is the 12th year of the Opus timepiece, a yearly collaboration between Harry Winston and an alternating set of well known independent watchmakers. Emmanuel Bouchet and Augustin Nussbaum worked together for the past 2 years to create this year's Opus 12. "This exceptional timepiece deliberately overturns the perception of time by drawing its inspiration from the Copernican revolution according to which the earth rotates around the sun and around itself."

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