Harry Winston HW Glissiere Tourbillon, Skeleton Dial, Limited Edition to 25 Pieces - Rose Gold on Strap
Harry Winston redefines the luxury wristwatch as a mechanical artwork
A rectangular case frames a tableau of precision mechanics, recalling the wheels, sliding pistons and rails of a steam locomotive.
“Whether it’s with diamonds or mechanisms, Harry Winston’s purpose is to create a work of art,” explains Mr Chatti. “That means we always do it differently, because there is no art without originality.”
The most apparent difference is the winding system: on one side, two sliding blocks of platinum with toothed racks that directly engage the winding ratchet; on the other side, stylized wings that crank up the ratchet via pinions.
The steam-age power-reserve indicator along the bottom underlines the linear configuration of the movement. The flying tourbillon animates the endless locomotion through time in
precise jumps of six degrees of arc. Its diamond endstone (Harry Winston oblige) proclaims a D-flawless finish throughout: the rails for the sliding weights are so smooth that oil would create friction.
Manual winding and trime-setting system, direct drive through the back of the watch to the barrel arbor and under-dial work respectively
This mechanical installation can be viewed from unusual angles — through lateral windows in the upper and lower case-band.
Also unconventional is the manual winding and time-setting system — direct drive through the back of the watch to the barrel arbor and under-dial work respectively.
Following this year’s sixth Opus watch and a Westminster-chime repeater, the “locomotive” sets Harry Winston’s new watchmaking on an artistic railroad of colour, that combines motion and form.
Also known as: Harry Winston 350/MATRL, HW 350/MATRL, 350MATRL