FrontRunners: Opus Eleven

    A panicked school of fish inspired the mechanical display that Denis Giguet designed for the Harry Winston Opus Eleven (www.harrywinston.com). The 42-year-old Frenchman, who worked on Opus editions one through six, has again participated in the annual collaboration between independent watchmakers and Harry Winston that produces each Opus. Giguet’s design departs from the digital display he created in 2009 for his Manufacture Contemporaine du Temps (MCT) brand’s Sequential One watch. Whereas the Sequential One showed four shutterlike hour-digit displays, the Opus Eleven seemingly explodes digits on the hour into a number of small triangles. A sudden quarter turn of the main dial and simultaneous rotations by four smaller gears and 12 spinning arms achieve this effect. Rotating number wheels on the side of the watch’s white-gold case tell the time in minutes. Pricing details are available upon request.

    It is safe to say the 500-year-old craft of watchmaking is poised for a revolution...
    Arnold & Son reenvisions its founder’s 18th-century clocks through contemporary eyes…
    Lambert explains Montblanc’s considered approach to embracing the smart watch…
    Having sold out in a matter of months, the limited-edition release will be available again July 1…
    FREE PREVIEW: The Dior VIII Grand Bal Pièce Unique (2014 Editions) is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best...
    Drawing from diverse themes, all five one-of-a-kind watches take extravagance to the next level…
    Developed completely in-house, the watch’s racecar roots keep its design on track…
    The device can measure a watch’s accuracy rate to within 0.1 second per day…
    FREE PREVIEW: The Christophe Claret Maestoso is among Robb Report’s 2015 Best of the Best...
    Thanks to its mind-blowing miniature movement, the thinnest of the new watches is less than a third...