Harry Winston will showcase its Opus 12 timepiece at Salon QP next week, with watchmaker Emmanuel Bouchet – the brain behind its complication – due to host a presentation about the watch.
Bouchet will speak on Friday at 2.45pm in the Harrods Seminar Room at the Saatchi Gallery, where Salon QP will return for a second year in 2012.
He is set to discuss the Opus 12 and its unusual way of displaying the time, which is based on the notion of Copernican revolution by which the earth rotates around the sun, while rotating itself.
The Opus 12 features 12 hour markers positioned at the peripheral of the dial, pointing towards to the centre. A retrograde hand, synchronised with the main minutes hand, advances along a five-minute sector. At the end of its travel it flies back to its initial position while the long five-minutes hand pivots and sets itself still. At each change of the hour, the movement successively rotated all of the hands.