The “keep it simple” mantra doesn’t seem to apply to watchmakers. The more complex they can make a watch’s movements and mechanics, the more impressive their creations seem. And Harry Wintson’s new Opus 12 is nothing short of a masterpiece.
Instead of hands pointing at numbers on the Opus 12′s face, the watch uses a series of spinning markers to indicate the current time. The markers — 12 in total — are positioned at the five-minute marks in long and short pairs that distinguish between the hour and minutes. And each one flips to reveal a metallic blue finish which is how the wearer actually reads the time.
At the top of every hour all of the markers rotate in sequence like a well-choreographed performance, but it’s really nothing more than eye candy for the select few lucky enough to own one. Since Harry Winston only plans to produce just 120 of the watches, with a price tag that I’m sure will match their exclusivity. [Harry Winston via Perpetuelle]