Thursday, 7 March 2013

My 10 year wait, 2003 till last week 2013, OPUS 3 platinum

For those who have read my posts since 2003 in the USA forum, thepurists, is at the Harry Winston forum..early posts as I was the moderator for Harry Winston till 2009.

Here are the OLD..2003 pics BEFORE Basel:

I had alot of FUN creating those images for the campaign, as then it was 2003, 10 years ago...and my job was to bring a brand not known for watches, into the field and attention of the major collectors.

Well, I guess I as well as Max Busser, no humility...over suceeded.

It also created Opus as a benchmark against ALL watchmaking.

The launch of Opus is actually arguably THE event of Basel, as it remained up till present days.

It was also the ghost of ONE machine, one man...Vianney Halter, who had envisioned a totally unimaginable movement...taking over an estimated 11 million chf of just r&d to solve.
Not including the cost of making these watches...estimated to cost $300,000 and more...and if sold today..$700,000 usd.

Not that I am even THINKING of selling, because for 700, cannot even get a watch that would be anything close to what the Opus 3 is.

Boiled is almost TWO grand complications, with a gyrotourb, and a grand sonnorie stuck together.

So today..or rather last week.

My younger of two girls was there when I collected another landmark, the FREAK from UN.
And it is so strange that it so happened that this time around, my elder girl was there.

I am actually so impressed with HARRY WINSTON.

Most of all...Max and Vianney, and all the people who work at AP and the watchmakers.

Thank you Harry Winston.