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.
Instead of being located on the back of the movement plate, it is suspended from two hand-chamfered steel bridges which seem to hold it free in space –seeming to move with no apparent mechanical connection to the rest of the timepiece. Sharp eyes will uncover the mystery, however: the tourbillon is driven by a wheel geared to its outer circumference, which is nearly completely concealed by the minute track of the dial.
The dial is executed in black sapphire and reveals the hour through an aperture at the 12 o’clock position, which “jumps” instantaneously once per hour. The interesting design aspect here is that, unlike many jumping hour watches, the Ocean Tourbillon Jumping Hour timepiece has a minute “hand” (actually the little red arrow you see) which has is cleverly designed so that the hour window is never blocked.
The caseback is as beautiful as the front:
The movement is hand-wound, Harry Winston Caliber 4401 (twin barrels, 110 hours power reserve, 60 sec. tourbillon). The movement plates have a beautiful micro-blasted black DLC surface with cotes de Geneve striping fanning outward from the center.
You can see also there is a power reserve indicator on the back.
This watch provides a powerful visual experience, with great symmetry and color. The case is 45.6mm x 13.2mm, in either white or rose gold. Production limited to 100 and 200 pieces, respectively. 10 diamond-set versions in each of white and rose gold are also being produced. Another beauty from Harry Winston — yours for a couple hundred grand, or so.