DE­SIGN: Harry Win­ston’s

Opus 14

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Fancy a juke­box on your wrist? That’s what Harry Win­ston is of­fer­ing with its new Opus 14. The 54.7mm ticker fea­tures an au­tom­a­ton that func­tions like a juke­box, but the catch is that it doesn’t play mu­sic. Un­der­neath a raised sap­phire cas­ing at nine o’clock lies a stack of four discs shaped like vinyl records. Three discs fea­ture es­sen­tial read­ings, such as home time (which is per­ma­nently lo­cated at the top of the stack), GMT time and date, while the fourth fea­tures a dec­o­ra­tive star de­sign. A func­tion se­lec­tor on the case band al­lows the wearer to choose the re­quired func­tion, while a but­ton at four o’clock ac­ti­vates a small grip­per arm that pulls out the se­lected disc and slides it across to the two o’clock po­si­tion. The min­utes are pre­sented on a ret­ro­grade minute arc lo­cated just be­low the power re­serve in­di­ca­tor. Run­ning on a self-wind­ing move­ment, the Opus 14 fea­tures two in­de­pen­dent power re­serves: One to en­sure 68 hours of time­keep­ing au­ton­omy and the other to an­i­mate the juke­box mech­a­nism.

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