I am not a big fan of watches that do not look like, well… watches.
I personally find Urwerk watches ugly. I am not a big fan of weird complicated looking beasts on my wrist. I really like things that are simple, clean, classic and beautiful.
That is until I saw the Opus 9 from Harry Winston.
According to this month’s article in the Robb Report, “The Opus 9 is the result of a collaboration between two independent artisans, designer Eric Giroud and movement specialist Jean-Marc Wiederrecht, and the timepieces is a perfect amalgamation of their skills. Giroud contributed the lozenge-shaped case, urbane color scheme, and numerical motifs that subtly recall Art Deco style. Wiederrecht’s movement is deceptively simple. Constantly moving discs engage teeth on the chains, much like a tank’s tread, driving them forward at the appropriate speeds”
I like the tank analogy. It made me want the watch so much more. Now I just need to scrounge together $180,000.
For more information on the Harry Winston Opus 9, you can visit the official Harry Winston website.