This year, Harry Winston is dedicating an exclusive model – the Harry Winston’s Only Watch 2013 Midnight Big Date – from their elegant Midnight Collection to the Only Watch charity auction organized by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM) under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
Topped with a bezel discreetly bearing the three iconic arches of the Harry Winston Fifth Avenue salon in New York City, the case is crafted in 18K polished rose gold. Its 42 mm diameter frames a mechanical automatic winding movement composed of 297 parts, with an 18K rose gold skeletonized rotor, circular grained and hand-chamfered, visible through a sapphire-crystal display back.
Endowed with a 72-hour power reserve, this sophisticated timepiece features an inherent visual balance that adds both elegance and readability. It hosts a black, broad snailed-finish dial, which moves outward like an off-centered ripple, emphasizing the sleek and contemporary elegance of this model. Following Harry Winston’s aesthetic codes, the excentered chapter ring is placed at noon and features a discreet baguette emerald-cut diamond (0.019 ct) at 12 o’clock.
The arrangement offers each element a prime place and gives depth to the dial, offering the leading role to a large date that takes an uncompromising stand at 6 o’clock. A single brilliant-cut pink diamond (0.005 ct) is perched discreetly above the large date.
Model: Only Watch 2013 Midnight Big Date
Type: Mechanical, automatic winding
Dimensions of movement: Diameter: 32 mm Height: 4.87 mm
Number of components: 297 components
Number of jewels: 35 rubies
Power reserve: 72 hours
Barrels: Twin barrels, One barrel equipped with a slipping spring
Balance wheel: Annular balance wheel
Alt./hour: 28’800 (4Hz)
Balance spring: Flat balance spring
Movement finishes: Skeletonized, 18K rose gold rotor, Côtes de Genève, circular grained, hand-chamfered, rhodium plated
Functions: Hours, minutes, big date twin-aperture at 6 o’clock
Material: 18K rose gold
Case dimensions: Diameter: 42 mm Height: 10.2 mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal display back
Water resistance: 30 meters
Crown: 18K rose gold polished crown, embossed “HW” logo
Black broad snailed finish dial base
Sunray satin-brushed chapter ring excentered at 12 o’clock
Baguette-emerald-cut diamond at 12 o’clock (approx. 0.019 ct)
Black fine snailed-finish chapter ring center
Applied rose gold date circle set with 1 brilliant-cut pink diamond at 6 o’clock (approx. 0.005 ct), sunray satin-brushed finish at the center
Hand-sewn black alligator leather
Buckle: 18K rose gold ardillon buckle