Harry Winston and Vianney Halter
- AN UNUSUAL AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PINK GOLD RECTANGULAR WRISTWATCH WITH DIGITAL TIME DISPLAY, HOURS AND DATENO 8/25 OPUS 3 CIRCA 2011
- dimensions 37 x 52.5 mm
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."
**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."
“For a timepiece to bear the Harry Winston name, it has to be exceptional.” –Harry Winston
To live up to Mr. Winston’s expectations, the brand has been demonstrating its tireless drive in perfection by its cooperation with various ingenious watchmakers in 2001, the beginning of Opus series. Since then, Harry Winston has been highly regarded as an avant-garde and adventurous watch manufacturer.
Opus 3 is the brain child of the brand and Vianney Halter, an independent French watchmaker renowned for his unorthodox designs. The aesthetics of this model lies on its retro-futuristic aura and intriguing time display method. Fascinated by dashboard counters and other types of measuring instrument since young, Vianny created Opus 3 as the first mechanical wristwatch with digital time display. The dial of the timepiece features six apertures, with each display equipped with jumping indicator to show the hour in the top left and right windows (blue), minutes in lower left and right (black), and date in the vertical central column (red). This mechanism, assumingly easy to read and function, took the brand 7 long years of painstaking efforts to create after its initial announcement in 2003. Nevertheless, when the first batch of the model has been delivered in 2010, the formidable combo was widely acclaimed for their one-of-a-kind creation.