Each year Harry Winston works with a different horological whiz kid to develop its latest Opus watch, a series of groundbreaking creations. For the 12th Opus piece – Opus 12 – the French complications genius Emmanuel Bouchet has developed a new method for reading time. Twelve markers around the watch revolve to reveal long and short blue batons – short for hours, long for five minute groupings. A retrograde five-minute hand in the centre gives you the exact time – if the long minute baton is at 10, and the retrograde hand at 2, it’s 12 minutes past. The true beauty of the piece is in the revolution of the markers – particularly on the hour, when all 12 markers turns beautifully in sequence. Incomprehensible story? Watch the movie here.
Ellen Stoffels is responsible for the editorial organisation of 00/24 Horloges and 00/24 WatchWorld UK and 00/24 WatchWorld Scandinavia. Time is an important part of her work: it’s a crucial thing to ensure the magazine will appear on time. Moreover she loves words, letters and everything that has a relation with language. So she writes interviews, shop reports, checks text for spelling and grammar and visits several watch events and fairs.Website: www.0024watchworld.com
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