Animation Innovation: Opus 12 by Harry Winston
Every year, as the world of Basel approaches, a word permeates the top of the collective consciousness of the watch world: "harry winston opus." Harry Winston's Opus music often exceeds everyone else on the bark generator chart. This year's Opus watch did not disappoint. It may temporarily confuse some of us, but it is not disappointing.
After entering the HW booth, I met a saint watch writer and friend. He simply asked me, "Have you seen it?" I didn't. He said, "Look at whether you can guess how it works." After the demonstration, I have to admit that my initial guess missed the mark. In Opus 12, Harry Winston said that he had not done it before. I can't question this statement. The idea stems from the thoughts of watchmaker Emmanuel Bouchet in 2009. In collaboration with designers Augustin Nussbaum and Harry Winston, Bouchet brought Opus 12.
So how does it work? There is a double-sided mark of about 5 mm in length at each position in the 12-hour position. The side of the mark is longer, indicating the minute hand, and the other side is shorter, indicating the hour hand. Each marker or hand is attached to the drive wheel, each marker displays a blue face when indicating time and a neutral face when not displayed. For example, at 10:10, a shorter blue pointer will appear at 10 o'clock and a longer blue pointer will appear at 2 o'clock. Other hour markers will be neutral. replica watches china wholesale,What if it is 10:12? A center-mounted retrograde hand shows the minute between five people. There is also a traditional small second hand below the retrograde minute.
The 12-hour mark is rotated by the two dials and the dial is rotated. Both crown wheels have a toothed portion that engages the drive wheel of the hand. The outer crown wheel starts the minute hand and travels around the dial in one hour, from one station to the next station at 5 minute intervals. The first tooth portion engages the wheel of the next station and the 5 minute hand turns to its indicated side. In parallel, the second toothed portion leaves the previous station and the minute hand turns to the neutral side. In this way, every 5 minutes, the next hour mark turns blue, and the previous mark flip becomes neutral. This happens so quickly that it creates a visual illusion that jumps from the hour mark to the hour mark with one hand.
In an hour of change, Opus 12 made a reality show. The inner crown wheel, which remains stationary for 60 minutes, advances around the dial to drive the rotation of the hour hand in rapid succession. Just like the crowds participating in sports events, the hourly markers flash blue for one second.Devon TREAD 2 BLOODY MARY
Harry Winston Opus 12 OPUMHM46WW001 Replica Watch
Brand Harry Winston
Range Opus 12
Movement manual winding
Case White Gold,Round
Diameter 46.00 mm
Watch Clasp Deployment Buckle
Glass Sapphire Crystal
Dial Color Black
Water-Resistance 3.00atm / 30.00m / 100.00ft
FUNCTIONS Hours,Retrograde Minutes,Seconds,Power Reserve
The rotational speed is controlled by the escapement mechanism, which requires less energy than the flywheel governor and provides a starting sound effect. Harry Winston said one of the challenges in designing this piece was to provide the necessary energy for the movement's precision and animation. The solution is that the moving and rotating hour and minute hands are supplied by separate barrels that provide different energy. Both barrels are wound at the same time, and the double mainspring takes 45 hours to relax. When the energy required for the animation is not enough to power it, the motion stops. Each barrel has a sliding spring to prevent damage due to excessive entanglement. The power reserve of the two barrels is shown along the arc of the center of the table.urwerk ur-110 replica
Complex modules coordinate pointers and their gear trains. Since the outer crown wheel forms the wall around the module, the watchmaker must construct an external drive system that connects the upper chord at the bottom of the movement to the crown and the crown must be able to enter the case belt halfway. The solution is a drive wheel that reverses the winding direction, so the setup can only be done by the lead time.
The entire movement consists of 607 parts, including 80 gems. This watch requires 7,500 hours of research and development.
In aesthetics, the Opus 12 has some similarities to the Atlas experiment of the Large Hadron Collider. If you don't know what it is, don't worry - it looks cool. The 18k white gold case measures 46mm (watch, not the Large Hadron Collider). The complex transmission of the driver's hands becomes blurred under the translucent frosted sapphire ring. The 12 letters in "HARRY WINSTON" indicate the number of hours.
While some of the previous Opus watches were produced in a very limited version, HW will produce 120 No. 12 examples plus an undetermined number of additional diamonds.lamborghini watches replica