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Felix Baumgartner was born in Switzerland, in Schaffhausen, in 1975 and is a third generation watchmaker. Before he could even tell time, Felix Baumgartner would spend much of his spare time in his father's clock-restoration atelier, which adjourned his bedroom, watching him and assisting him with various elementary tasks. He attended the watchmaking school in Solothurn and in 1995, towards the end of his final year at school, he declined his father's invitation to work in the family clock-restoration atelier and answered an advertisement placed by independent watchmaker Svend Andersen.
Felix Baumgartner met Maximilian Büsser in 2003 at the Baselworld exhibition while showing his new Urwerk UR-103. Büsser in searching for a creator for the Opus V, once again wanted to alternate a "crazy" Opus model with the more traditional Opus 4 by Christophe Claret and was attracted by the freshness of Baumgartner's vision. Further discussions followed in Geneva and by the middle of 2003, Busser decided that URWERK had all the qualities he was looking for, which was the ability to incorporate new technological and aesthetic ideas to create a watch that represents the time in which it is made. In 2005, Felix Baumgartner created the Opus V which was based on the satellite concept of rotating hours of the UR-103, however, Baumgartner pushed the boundaries further by inventing a new time display system which had never been seen before. Taking the principle of the satellite indication and the retrograde minute hand, the watch's off- centered display is made of three small cubes, each with four numbers that are arranged like satellites in a three-dimensional rotating system that turn and revolve to show the current hour, with the retrograde minute hand moving over a 120 degree counter. Opus V wristwatches were released in the limited edition of 100 items in rose gold or platinum, some of which are set in diamonds. The Opus V was to be the last collection of the Opus series under the management of Maximilian Busser who left Harry Winston in 2005 to launch his own watch brand MB&F.