by Felix Baumgartner
Made in a limited collection of only 100 pieces, its not hard to understand the sensational reaction this timepiece received. As for the design: The three little cubes each with four numbers, are arranged like satellites on a three-dimensional rotating system, displaying the hour as they rotated around two axes. The crown, concealed behind an ingenious click-spring part swivels upwards, exactly like the gull-wing door of a racing car, and the service indicator on the back of the watch, which graduates from 0 to 5 years lets the wearer know when it is time to take the watch in for maintenance. If this doesn't wake you up with design goosebumps I'm not sure what will.
"2001 Marked the beginning of the Opus Series at Harry Winston. A Human Story, a unique creative adventure in the field of fine watchmaking, a technical exploration...Opus is all of these things at once, and more. It is a combination of creativity, genius, and expertise. It is an incredible platform on which the most unbelievable ideas take shape, and the rare talents that usually remain in the dark are brought out into the light of day. The Opus Concept is one of sharing." (quoted from the Harry Winston website)