Harry Winston is introducing Project Z8, the latest model from its innovative Project Z series, which showcases the House’s pioneering use of Zalium.
Lighter, harder than titanium and extremely resistant to corrosion, Zalium
Project Z8 is powered by a highly appreciated mechanical automatic-winding Dual Time movement that serves to display the time in two different zones, one for the local time and one for the reference time. It is distinguished by a clear separation between the various functions: an excentered hour/minute display at 1 o’clock; a day/night indicator at 3 o’clock; as well as the Shuriken – the signature of all Project Z watches – serving as a movement operating indicator and a pointer-type date display. The centre features a retrograde dual-time display fitted with an anodized aluminium hand with an elaborately curved and completely three-dimensional design that required considerable ingenuity to create.
One particular technical development makes the Project Z8 truly unique – the retrograde dual-time display, that can generally only be adjusted clockwise, can be turned in both directions via the additional clutch system of this crown-operated function. This device considerably facilitates and accelerates the adjustment process. Comprising 281 components, 32 jewels, a flat silicon balance spring and a newly designed white gold open-worked oscillating weight, this sophisticated caliber is a testament to fine workmanship, which extending all the way through to its circular Côtes de Genève motif.
Exuding a bold and powerful aesthetic, this new model features a 44 mm diameter case and the three-dimensional dials favoured by the House. The zone corresponding to the reference time is composed of seven superimposed appliques, while the GMT zone consists of five elements interlocked in a stunning construction affording a maximum of depth and transparency. Project Z8 is an amazing sequence of striking decorative elements, finishes and details. It has a satin finish on the upper surface with a micro-blasted zone on the lower sides as well as around the edge of the case.
A limited edition of 300 pieces, Project Z8 is shown on a black rubber strap bearing a Clou de Paris hobnail motif and secured by a Zalium
Model: Project Z8
Limited edition 300 pieces
Collection: Harry Winston – The Ocean Collection
Caliber HW3502, Mechanical, automatic movement
Diameter: 32 mm; Height: 5.2 mm
Number of components: 281
Number of jewels: 32
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Phillips terminal curve; Geneva-type stud
Excentered hours and minutes, day/night indicator, date
Retrograde second time-zone
Diameter: 44.2 mm; Height: 21.7 mm
Crystal Sapphire crystal
Case back: Open, sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 10 bars
Chapter ring: galvanic black circular satin finish, emerald, white transferred index and numeral, blued screws, micro-blasted openworked grid in the center
. Minute circle: beveled circular satin finish
. Central disk: inverted radiating Clou de Paris hobnail motif
. Date ring: galvanic black finely sandblasted openworked zone
. Second time-zone hour ring: black circular satin finish
. Red or blue transfers
. Diamond-polished chamfers
Black rubber strap with Clou de Paris hobnail motif