Goose feather dial…
In 2015 Harry Winston will extend its divinely gorgeous feather marquetry dial-work to its Midnight collection. It was just a few years ago that Harry Winston debuted its Premier Feathers collection and put on full display the rare art of plumasserie – essentially marquetry using feathers. To date, the Premier Feathers collection has five gorgeous references, each using ethically sourced feathers from peacock and/or pheasant and/or guinea fowl to create an absolutely gorgeous feathered dial. These pieces are all at 36mm, obviously for women, but the new Midnight Feathers — using dyed goose feathers — is cased in 42mm pink gold.
This year Harry Winston is introduces Project Z8, the latest model from its innovative “Project Z” series which showcases the House’s pioneering use of Zalium alloy (as I chronicle below “The Story of Harry Winston Project Z“).
Histoire de Tourbillon 5 is the first in the series to be crafted in rose gold. This variation continues in the open-worked movement, which is black instead of the conventional grey.
Building on the technical challenges introduced throughout the series – from Histoire de Tourbillon 1, which explores the movement and sculpture of the complication, to Histoire de Tourbillon 4, which seeks the next level of precision and performance with a tri-axial tourbillon – Harry Winston has decided to, for the first time, fully reveal the exceptional mechanism behind the tourbillon.
Limited Edition of 20 pieces
Movement: mechanical, manual-winding, 381 components, 57 jewels, 21,600 vibrations per hour, 50 hours power reserve
Internal carriage Internal carriage containing the balance spring and the escapement pinion rotating cycle of 45 seconds
Intermediate carriage rotating cycle of 75 seconds
External carriage rotating cycle of 300 seconds
Material: 18K rose gold.
Case dimensions: Diameter: 47 mm Height: 21.7 mm
The Harry Winston Ocean Collection introduces, for the first time, a combination of two sophisticated complications in a single timepiece: the Harry Winston Ocean Tourbillon Jumping Hour. The Ocean Tourbillon Jumping Hour boasts uncommon but compelling design, both in its tourbillon and its jump hour features. We’ll take a closer look, below.
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