Monday, March 30, 2015

Harry Winston Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm

In the stunning Premier Feathers, Harry Winston combines two ancestral skills: horology and feather art. With its new Premier models, the House is exploring unexpected pairings and use another highly original technique. The material chosen for this model – butterfly wings – is brimming with emotions and symbolism. The vibrant colours adorning the Premier Precious Butterfly timepieces a recreated using the fragile, yet extraordinarily iridescent, powder found on butterfly wings. Harry Winston designers successfully harvested and expertly placed this delicate powder on each of its dials, a technique that required three years of creative reflection and development.
Reminiscent of spectacular emerald gemstones, the Premier Precious Butterfly features the stunning and intensely appealing colour green. Still, each dial is as unique as a butterfly. Harry Winston designers expertly use the delicate powder with its extraordinary pigment to transform the dials into artistic creations. This powder is the only material used to create the unique motif and allows for a rare and mesmerizing visual experience.
Harry Winston introduces three other models that also explore this technique. With each of these timepieces, the pigments create a fascinating kaleidoscope of colours as they recreate butterfly wings. The dials catch and hold light just like the wings of a butterfly found in nature. The sapphire crystal seems to be the only thing keeping the butterfly inside the gold case, set with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds.

The timepieces in the Premier Precious Butterfly collection are driven by a mechanical automatic movement equipped with a silicon balance spring ensuring excellent precision. The movement finishes – circular Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating and circular graining – speak to the attention to detail cherished by the House of Harry Winston.

Technical details
Model: Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm

Caliber HW2008
Mechanical, automatic
Diameter: 26.2 mm
Height: 3.37 mm
Number of components: 186
Number of jewels: 28
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations / hour (4Hz)
Balance spring: Flat silicon balance spring
Finishes: Circular Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating, circular graining

Hours and minutes

18K white gold
Diameter: 36.0 mm
Height: 8.4 mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Case back: Open, sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 bars
Gemsetting on the case: 57 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.32 carats)

“Chrysiridia Madagascariensis” butterfly marquetry motif on metal

Black tech satin strap
Buckle 18K white gold ardillon buckle set with 17 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.15 carats)

Total carat weight
74 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.47 carats)

18K white gold, “Chrysiridia Madagascariensis” butterfly marquetry butterfly motif on metal, burgundy tech satin strap
18K rose gold, “Adelpha Lara” butterfly marquetry motif on metal, brown tech satin strap
18K rose gold, “Agrias claudina lugens” butterfly marquetry motif, champagne-toned beige tech satin strap

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