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Jukebox Hero: Harry Winston Opus 14 Launches in Rock ‘n' Roll StylesharetweetshareThe most secretive new watch in recent history finally launched yesterday, because the long-awaited Harry Winston Opus 14 made its debut in a lavish 1950s-themed party at Kurhaus Casino in Baden-Baden, Germany ?combined with surprise announcement of "Blurred Lines" crooner Robin Thicke as being the watch-and-jewelry giant's new brand ambassador.Guests traveled for the event in classic American muscle cars in the '50s (mine would have been a 1959 Cadillac Eldorado) and were greeted by roller-skating hostesses before entering the main hall, which had been clothed like a gigantic 1950s diner, filled with pinball machines, cocktail selections on old-fashioned diner menus, and black-and-white images of 1950s stars like Lana turner, Elvis, and Cary Grant. About the main stage, between jukeboxes, Harry Winston CEO Nayla Hayek presented the watch, after which Thicke, freshly introduced being a Harry Winston brand ambassador and wearing an Opus 14, wowed the international crowd using an impromptu concert.Classic Caddies before the event venueThe red carpet leading guests into the Opus 14 event ︹€nd the vista that greeted them insideRobin Thicke got everyone else dancing with a performance.To the 14th edition from the Opus collection, Harry Winston partnered with independent watchmakers Franck Orny and Johnny Girardin ("Frankie and Johnny!"), whose previous claim they can fame would be the Montblanc Metamorphosis watch.The large 54 replica rolex just date watches .7-mm case is constructed of 18K white gold and it is insured by a sapphire crystal cut from just one block. The signature automaton complication evokes the mechanics of an miniaturized 1950s-style jukebox. Stylish details add some local time display on the off-center subdial display at 9 o'clock, the vinyl-style finishes around the various dials, replica rolex certified watches the two-toned insignia bearing the phone number 14, the shaded red of the retrograde minutes arc, along with the blue-toned hour markers. Completely, the sun and rain call to mind classic Americana, specifically the golden era of rock music, classic diners, as well as the legendary Route 66 ?all aesthetic touches also on show at the launch party.The patented, world-first miniaturized jukebox mechanism reveals four disks housed within a store, each showing a selected display: local time, GMT time, the date, plus a Hollywood Walk of Fame star bearing the signature of Harry Winston ?a mention of brand founder's history like a jewelry supplier to Hollywood royalty.Activating the selector, at 9 o'clock for the edge of the way it is, lets the wearer opt for the desired display. This process sets the complete store into an around motion, thus freeing the chosen disk. When tight on initially, the push-piece at 4 o'clock activates a moving arm that picks the disk up and sets it onto the platform to get read. While the disk displaying the neighborhood time remains constantly in place at 9 o'clock, the chosen GMT, date or star disk is placed within this platform. Pressing the push-piece a second time once the disk is within place reactivates the arm, which moves the disk back into the store. The whole process takes about eight seconds and in some cases bakes an audible sound harking back to a jukebox changing an increasing.The complexness with the movement, created limited to Harry Winston as well as the Opus collection, cheap replica watches is in its two distinct power reserves: one storing nearly 68 hours of timekeeping autonomy, one other giving the energy for as much as five back-and-forth disk movements. Even though power reserves are separate overall performance independently, they're driven by the shared winding mechanism. Additionally, the push-pieces about the lugs at 12 o'clock let the wearer to correct the date and GMT.The Harry Winston Opus 14, a finite edition of 50 pieces , is composed of an amazing 1,066 components and can retail for 428,000 Swiss francs. It is the first Opus watch to be launched by Harry Winston Timepieces since its acquisition because of the Swatch Group. In line with Swatch Group's Marc Hayek, who answered questions on the follow-up press conference, Opus fans should expect future editions to remain the theme of working together with independent watchmakers with "crazy ideas," but might should wait a bit longer between the two. "Not a completely new one every year but only gets hotter suits, " Hayek said. "An Opus really needs to be exceptional, it has to be fun, and ?importantly ?it needs to work!"Below you will discover a wrist shot taken in the press conference.sharetweetshare replica audemars royal oak chronograph watches
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