Harry Winston – Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic 42mm & Midnight Moon Phase Automatic 42mm

The Harry Winston Midnight Collection derives its classic credentials from a rare balance between the distinct elements that make up an exceptional timepiece. Each has been conceived according to the role it is to play. The case evokes the iconic arches that define the façade of Harry Winston’s historic Fifth Avenue Salon – proclaiming its unmistakable heritage. This year, two new timepieces continue its story.

Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic 42mm
Like its predecessors, the Midnight Automatic and Midnight Big Date, the Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic 42mm exudes an understated elegance. Watchmaking tradition is expressed on its sunray satin-brushed silver-toned dial with two central hands expresses fine watchmaking tradition. The retrograde small seconds enlivens the delicate features of the watch face – its playful hand creating a fascinating visual effect.

The distinctive 42 mm white gold case houses a mechanical automatic movement that is visible through a transparent back and is fitted with a balance-spring in silicon, the corrosion-resistant and durable technological innovation that now equips all Harry Winston mechanical movements.

The Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic also comes in a rose gold case with a rosé champagne dial.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber HW2101, Mechanical with automatic winding
Movement dimensions – Diameter: 26.2 mm & Height: 4.57 mm
Number of parts: 215
Number of jewels: 34
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Balance spring: Flat silicon balance spring
Finishes: 18K white gold skeleton rotor, Côtes de Genève, circular graining, beveled bridges
Functions: Hours, minutes, retrograde seconds

Case, dial and strap
18K white gold
Case dimensions – Diameter: 42.5 mm & height: 10 mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Back: Open, sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 bars
Dial: Gray, sunray satin-brushed; Applied emerald and indexes
Strap: Black alligator
Buckle: 18K white gold ardillon buckle

Variation
18K rose gold, satin-brushed sunray rosé champagne dial, brown alligator strap

Midnight Moon Phase Automatic 42mm
The Midnight Moon Phase Automatic 42mm draws upon the full force of Harry Winston’s horological expertise. Clearly visible through the exhibition back, the mechanical movement steadily propels the Hours/Minutes functions as well a moon phase and a retrograde pointer-type date display that unfurls majestically across the dial.

The excentered chapter ring is rimmed in gold and positioned at 12 o’clock, embracing the moon-phase display that in turn gently nudges the date circle. The décor of the black dial lends even greater intensity to this remarkably well-mastered architecture. The finely snailed circular motif of the chapter ring echoes that of the broad snailing on the dial that uncoils in a delightful excentered spiral pattern. This striking effect accentuates the contemporary nature of this timepiece.

This model is available in rose gold with a light colored dial or in white gold with a black or light colored dial, further displaying its inherently seductive charm.

Technical details
Movement
Caliber HW3202, Mechanical with automatic winding
Movement dimensions – Diameter: 26.2 mm & Height: 5.37 mm
Number of parts: 278
Number of jewels: 28
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations per hour (4Hz)
Balance spring: Flat silicon balance spring
Finishes: 18K white gold skeleton rotor, Côtes de Genève, circular graining, beveled bridges
Function: Hours, minutes, moon phases retrograde seconds

Case
18K rose gold
Case dimensions – Diameter: 42.5 mm & Height: 10.6 mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Back: Open, sapphire crystal
Water resistance: 3 bars

Dial
Black dial base with broad snailed motif
Sunray satin-brushed slate-grey hour chapter and date
Black chapter ring center with finely snailed motif
Black moon disk with slate-gray motif
Moon phase set with 1 brilliant-cut diamond

Strap
Black alligator
Buckle: 18K rose gold ardillon buckle

Variations
18K rose gold, silver-toned dial, silver-toned moon disk with slategray décor, brown alligator strap
18K white gold, silver-toned dial, silver-toned moon disk with slate-gray décor, black alligator strap
18K white gold, black dial, black moon disk with slate-gray décor, black alligator strap

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