Here are the OLD..2003 pics BEFORE Basel:
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 700,000...you cannot even get a watch that would be anything close to what the Opus 3 is.
Boiled down..it 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.