Harry Winston is an undeniable master of Swiss watches and high class jewellery. The company was founded in New York by the jeweler Harry Winston and first opened its doors in 193. He was being chosen by the royal families and the Hollywood celebrities, and in the same time was the first to influence the red carpet fashion. The company was dressing Jennifer Jones in his signature diamonds and became famous among the stars. We all remember Marilyn Monroe’s song “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend” sung in the “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953, with a well-known line “Talk to me Harry Winston, tell me all about it !” don’t we? Moreover, the company owns the largest flawless vivid blue diamond named “The Winston Blue” bought from an anonymous person for 23.8 million US Dollars. It was described by Jean-Marc Lunel with the following words : “It is absolutely perfect, absolutely pure externally and internally. It is almost a dream.”
The Harry Winston INC. gave us a small preview from the Midnight collection – the Harry Winston Midnight Feathers Automatic 42 mm.
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The attention is immediately focused on the dial of this magnificent watch. It looks like a piece of natural wood and the most surprising thing is that it is actually made up of bird feathers! Each feather is carefully selected, shaped and placed under a magnifying glass.
Viewable through the sapphire caseback is the HW2008 mechanical movement with automatic winding. It has a skeletonised Harry Winston rotor and the rest of the movement is finished with Côtes de Genève and beveled bridges.
The slim case is 18k Rose Gold and is 42mm in size. It features the House’s timeless design, three arches, a tribute to the iconic gates of Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue salon.
Specifications from Press Release
|Type||Mechanical with automatic winding|
|Movement dimensions||Diameter: 26.2 mmHeight: 3.37 mm|
|Number of parts||186|
|Number of jewels||28|
|Frequency||28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)|
|Balance spring||Flat silicon balance spring|
|Finishes||18K white gold skeleton rotor, parabolic Côtes de Genèves, circular graining, beveled bridges|
|Case||Polished 18K rose gold|
|Case dimensions||Diameter : 42.5 mmHeight: 9.1 mm|
|Case-back||Transparent, sapphire crystal|
|Water resistance||3 bars|
|Dial||Marquetry of brown and black domestic goose feathers|
|Strap||Brown alligator strap|
|Buckle||Polished 18K rose gold pin buckle|
|Collection||Harry Winston Midnight CollectionTM|