Thursday

Wheel of Fortune - Opus 7 by Andreas Strehler

These are the biggest couple of weeks in the watchmaking world. The yearly horological orgy and pissing contest is back for the 2007 BaselWorld Watch Fair and the Geneva SIHH.

With that said, I'll be featuring anything particularly interesting in the coming weeks so stay tuned...

For starters, one of the more anticipated models to come out is the secretive Opus 7 project with Andreas Strehler. An unexpected choice for watchmaker partly due his previous minimalistic creations. At first glance, the Opus dial appears to have flying buttresses made of metallic squid. Upon further examination, you learn that the simple but complex system for its three alternating functions. One press of the pusher within the crown displays the hours, a second, the minutes, and a third push shows the power reserve up to 60 hours. All this is exhibited on just one disc with only two rows of digits. Each display is separate from one another so glancing down is out of the question, you gotta take the time to spin this wheel of fortune.

One of only 50 models produced. The case is 45mm wide of rhodium plated white gold.






Related posts;
The Opus Time Bandit
Opus 6 by Gruebel Forsey

Links;
Harry Winston
Opus 5 by Felix Baumgartner
Opus 3 by Vianney Halter


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