Watch Tells Time With Disappearing Hands [Video]

Watch Tells Time With Disappearing Hands [Video]
Design & Architecture

Limited edition Harry Winston timepiece features an intricate design, pivoting hands and precious jewels.

Ross Brooks
  • 30 may 2013

The Harry Winston Opus XIII watch throws out conventional rules of timekeeping and takes on a new approach that involves disappearing parts instead.

It’s a manual-winding watch with a 35-hour power reserve that’s made of 364 components and 242 jewels. For instance, each pivoting minute hand is held in place by a steel shaft, which in turn is held in place by two ruby bearings. The watch casing is 18K white gold and a sapphire-crystal window on the rear offers a look at the intricate inner workings of the watch.


Only 130 of the limited edition watch will be built and there’s currently no list price available from the company, but it’s unlikely to be the most affordable option on the market.

To get a true sense of the complexity, you’ll need to watch the video:

Harry Winston Opus XIII

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