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.