Making money from a modern-day watch circa 2005 …The Opus V of Harry Winston

» Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 in General | 2 comments

I have had to keep my promise, and sell my Opus V, in platinum, used made in 2005, because I had said it would fetch a profit.

I do not highly, but rather take it as a small challenge to make a profit from brand new watches.

Very difficult, but less so than a college paper.

So…way back in 2005, I paid $156,000 USD for a platinum Opus 5 or Opus V , these were the most desired watches of the time.

I wore it often.

A counter on the case back of the 273 gram platinum watch monitored 1 year or less of wrist wear in 9 years.

The price of this platinum piece rose from 200,00 USD to $365,000 USD over 9 years.

The $365,000 one was unworn, sold in 2008.

I sold mine between negotiations this month to keep my word, to illustrate how it is possible to make money.

The price? $299,800 USD.

About double my money, after 9 years.

I am happy.

It brought me memories.

Many collectors have chased this watch as among the most elusive and possibly the most significant art piece ever made.

My journey with the Opus V is documented on ThePurists.com at the Harry Winston forum.

So…it is possible to invest.

Enjoy the journey, and the product.

Now…it will join the famous Pateks, Greubel Forsey watches.

Please make note…only a handful of Pateks, maybe less than 100 in total make this kind of money in 9 to 10 years.

A watch that I love…and possibly I will buy it back.

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2 Comments

  1. Nooooooo Bernard why you sold it it’s a shame ! For me together with the Opus 3 it’s one of the best watch I ever seen ! Especially if we consider that has been made on 2005 ! And Probably the concept was from even before !
    Luckily i saw it and wore it before you sold it !

    Best

    Giancarlo

  2. Hello Doc, now we need the same explanation for the OPUS 3 ! With the pic ofcourse !!
    Pleeeeeease !

    Take care

    Giancarlo

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