A jukebox for the wrist

The Harry Winston Opus 14 is a '50s-inspired jukebox for the wrist

Published: Jan 29, 2016 06:52:00 AM IST
Updated: Jan 29, 2016 09:28:09 AM IST
A jukebox for the wrist

An Apple watch may offer access to iTunes, but the remarkable new Harry Winston Opus 14 draws its inspiration from an analog ancestor of the 1950s—the jukebox. The All-Americana Opus 14, which has been in development for more than three years and whose 1,066-piece movement was designed by Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin of Swiss-based Telos, doesn’t actually play music, but its complications rely on a series of stackable discs and vinyl record design motifs. Housed in a massive 54.7 mm-by-21.9 mm white gold case, the four platters display the time, a second time zone/GMT indication, the date and a star with the signature of Harry Winston (although it can be personalised). The $434,000 timepiece will be released in a limited edition of 50, and the Opus 15 is already in the works.

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(This story appears in the 05 February, 2016 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)

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