Harry Winston's Opus Eleven coming together at the MCT atelier in Neuchâtel

Posted by IanS 
avatar Harry Winston's Opus Eleven coming together at the MCT atelier in Neuchâtel
May 25, 2011 10:23AM
I had the opportunity recently to see Opus Elevens in the process of being assembled at MCT's watchmaking atelier in Neuchâtel.


Just a few of the Opus Eleven components waiting to be assembled


A prototype Opus Eleven on the wrist of its creator, MCT's Denis Guiget


A partially assembled prototype Opus Eleven movement


The back bridges of the Opus Eleven


Wheels within wheels in the Opus Eleven


A partially assembled prototype Opus Eleven movement


This doesn't just look complicated . . . it is complicated!


The distinctive Opus Eleven balance wheel which sits off to the side of the main case section


Back of the Opus Eleven for Harry Winston





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avatar One Hundred Fifty-Five jewels (!)
May 25, 2011 09:09PM
Thank you for your pictures Ian.

Looking forward to see an assembled watch and figuring out how it works. Ive never seen more jewels packed inside a movement.

Since when is the workshop back in Neuchâtel ?


MarkS
Absolutely fantastic
May 25, 2011 11:11PM
Not only is this timepiece a mechanical marvel, but it's actual WEARABLE! This pic proves it:



I said it the moment I saw it the first time, but I think this is THE watch of the year, which is saying a lot considering some of the amazing things released this year. But for me, it has everything -- it moves like nothing else, it's not unwearable, you can actually read the time, and its stunning no matter how many times you see it.

I think I'm in love...
avatar MCT moved their watchmaking atelier to Neuchâtel after Baselworld Mark
May 26, 2011 05:31AM
Making 111 Opus Elevens is a big project for MCT and they decided to consolidate both their administrative offices (which have always been in Neuchâtel) and their watchmaking in Neuchâtel to better manage the project. MCT is now 100% in Neuchâtel.

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A steampunk watch...
May 26, 2011 10:13AM
Ciao Ian,
thanks for sharing.

The pictures of the movement are impressive, and not only for the complexity shown...The assembly of so many wheels on different axis i don't know why but reminds me of some steampunk cartoon movies by Miyazaki.

For sure this watch is huge under every point of view.
Only possible issue i don't know whether it is really comfortale to wear, given the unusual case shape which may interfere with wrist movement.
I should try one grinning smiley to tell you.....

Ciao from Milano,
slide68



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avatar Thanx
May 27, 2011 10:00AM
Thanx for sharing Ian. The Opus 11 is such a marvelous timepiece or should i say piece of technical art?

Cheers,
Frank
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avatar Agree
May 27, 2011 10:02AM
@Steve... I agree, this new Opus could well become THE watch of 2011.

Cheers,
Frank
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