Its time for GeekTech reader to get stunned by Harry Winston’s Opus 12 wristwatch. Opus 12 defies the conventional rules of watchmaking, giving birth to the most improbable mechanical concept.

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. Time no longer reads via a pair of hands positioned in the center of the dial, but by the peripheral drive of 12 pairs of hands going from the circumference to the center. The hands, pointed towards the interior draw attention to the center of time. A retrograde hand, synchronized with the main minuteshand, advances along a five-minute sector. At the end of its travel it flies back to its initial position while the long five-minutes hand pivots and sets itself still.

It is a limited edition of 120 pieces. The complicated mechanical hand-wound device incorporates a total of 607 parts. The timepiece also includes 80 jewels, 2 barrels and 24 hands. The well-functioning of the gadget is ensured by the 45-hour power reserve. The watch is cased in white gold and has a diameter of 46mm.



Source: harrywinston