The greatly-anticipated addition to Harry Winston’s Opus series, the Opus 14, was launched recently at a 50s-themed event in Baden-Baden, Germany. For each watch in the Opus series, which was launched in 2001, Harry Winston appoints an independent watchmaker to create a unique new movement. The design duo of Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin created a movement including a miniaturization of a jukebox mechanism. Four discs, activated by a pushbutton at 9 o’clock, have a specific display: GMT time, local time, date, and a decorative enameled star. A power reserve indicator is also included in this colorful timepiece, and a sapphire crystal caseback allows the owner to view the unique movement.
The launch event featured an American 1950s theme in keeping with the watch’s inspiration. Surprise guest Robin Thicke entertained the assembled guests with his distinctive music. Nyla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, hosted the event and announced that Thicke will be Harry Winston’s new ambassador for timepieces, their first timepiece ambassador ever.