Thursday, April 2, 2015

Harry Winston - The Jeweler's Secret, High Jewelry Timepiece

The House of Harry Winston unveils a high jewellery pocket watch inspired by the powder compact. The Jeweler’s Secret by Harry Winston, a dazzling and intimate creation that allows a woman to hold the time in the palm of her hand.

The jewelry watch was a secret that revealed itself only to those who delicately opened a finely gem set or enamelled case. These richly ornate, historical timepieces are still deeply desired despite the introduction of new sumptuous adornments. Following these precious watches, Harry Winston reveals an artistic creation with an enchanting union of pearls, diamonds and pink sapphires and introduces a new gesture: opening a timepiece in order to read the hour or to check one’s appearance, using the built-in mirror. In designing this quintessentially feminine watch, Harry Winston drew inspiration from the powder compact, which has given rise to countless masterpieces by different artists.
Harry Winston relied on the full force of its creativity and expertise in creating this High Jewelry timepiece. The curved lid of this exceptional jewel is entirely adorned with textured mother-of-pearl. Blushing pink sapphires and diamonds were expertly set using a unique technique - closed and grain setting – by the master artisan. The infinitely pink tones together with the shimmering pearls, infuses the case with additional charm.

The interior of this mysterious timepiece reveals an amazing diamond motif that features four pear-cut and four marquise-cut diamonds set using several different techniques. The splendor of this motif is reflected in the delicately incorporated mirror, creating a dazzling effect on the textured mother-of-pearl dial. The motif is floral and reminiscent of the House’s iconic Cluster Collection, presenting yet another exclusive Harry Winston secret. The feminine precision of this timepiece extends to the case back, engraved with the same motif that surrounds the dial.

Harry Winston’s superlative quality is expressed in these luxuriously breathtaking details. Adorned with 752 diamonds, 48 pink sapphire cabochons and five rosy-pink pearls, this pocket timepiece is a true object of desire, offering a wealth of sensory pleasures.

Technical details
Model: The Jeweler’s Secret by Harry Winston

Movement
Caliber HW1051 Quartz

Functions
Hours, minutes

Case
18K white gold, polished
Width: 62.55 mm
Thickness: 17.30 mm (measured at the pearl in the center)
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 3 bars

Case covers Gemsetting
Spherical white textured mother-of-pearl
Manual opening released by a pushbutton
424 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 7.8 carats)
48 rosy pink sapphire cabochons (approx. 3.31 carats)
4 rosy pink Akoya pearls, 3.60 mm in diameter
1 rosy pink Akoya pearl, 4.30 mm in diameter

Case interior setting
White textured mother-of-pearl
320 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 4.7 carats)
4 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.096 carats)
4 pear-cut diamonds (approx. 0.47 carats)

Case back: Engraving inspired by the geometry of the gemset motifs
Built-in accessory: Mirror in the cover section

Dial
Textured mother-of-pearl

Total carat weight
752 diamonds (approx. 13.066 carats)
48 rosy pink sapphire cabochons (approx. 3.31 carats)
4 rosy pink Akoya pearls, 3.60 mm in diameter
1 rosy pink Akoya pearl, 4.30 mm in diameter

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