Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 6, with Tri-axial Tourbillon and Carrousel

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon - Perpetuelle

The sixth series in Harry Winston’s exploration of the tourbillon features two independent hour indications: one regulated by a tri-axial tourbillon (positioned at 7 o’clock) and the other by a carrousel (1 o’clock position).   Both are fairly unusual complications, particularly a tri-axial tourby.  The Caliber HW4701 comprises a whopping 683 parts.

Like other Histoire de Tourbillon watches of recent years, this is a watch that exudes complication merely for complication’s sake.  Something I am not particularly a fan of.  This is of course a showpiece for Harry Winston — only 20 will be made (in white gold), and sold at a price of many hundred thousand dollars apiece.

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Harry Winston Midnight Feathers (plumasserie)

Goose feather dial…

Harry Winston Midnight Feathers Watch - Perpetuelle

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.

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Harry Winston Project Z8 Watch

Harry Winston Project Z8 Dual Time 2014

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“).

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Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 5 (teaser)

Baselworld 2014…

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 5

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.

Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon seriesThis is the Histoire de Tourbillon 5.  More to come…

Limited Edition of 20 pieces

Movement: mechanical, manual-winding, 381 components, 57 jewels, 21,600 vibrations per hour, 50 hours power reserve

Tri-axial tourbillon:

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

Reference: HCOMTT47RR001