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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