The New York Companion by Harry Winston (High Jewelry Timepieces Collection)

Unveiled at the Baselworld 2016 exhibition, the New York Companion is Harry Winston’s first high jewelry clutch with a precious secret timepiece hidden under the clasp. Taking inspiration from the vibrant and extravagant nightlife of the city, this high jewelry clutch sparkles with diamonds and gemstones in a jazzy composition of skyscrapers and the bright lights of Broadway.

Jewelry evening bags designed to be held in the hand, had their heyday in the 1930s and chaperoned some of the most glamorous society women out and about on the town. These sparkling nocturnal companions, emblazoned with precious stones to complement the elegant evening attire of well-heeled women, became the ultimate luxury accessory to women basking in a new-found age of emancipation.

The New York Companion by Harry Winston (High Jewelry Timepieces Collection)

The New York Companion is a tribute to the city of Mr. Winston: New York. Ever since the foundation of Harry Winston’s eponymous jewelry brand in 1932, New York would exert its magical influence on the legendary « King of Diamonds » and his creations. It was the age of the skyscraper – with the majestic Chrysler Building and Empire State – the apogee of Art Deco, of musicals on Broadway, of the syncopated rhythm of jazz and the extravagant nightlife that has always characterized Manhattan.

The New York Companion by Harry Winston (High Jewelry Timepieces Collection)

Designed to fit in the palm of your hand, the 18 carat white gold case is coated with glossy black lacquer to offset the magnificent gemstones that decorate the high jewelry clutch. A pompon in the center of the precious evening bag, fashioned like a New York skyscraper, sparkles with the light of 58 white baguette-cut diamonds and towers over a dynamic cityscape of avenues and streets intersected by flashes of red and green lights.

The glowing red lights come to life with 8 baguette-cut rubies while the patches of green scintillate with 21 baguette-cut emeralds. To recreate the white lights of the city, a total of 486 diamonds combined with lustrous mother-of-pearl work their magic.

The New York Companion by Harry Winston (High Jewelry Timepieces Collection)

The black onyx crown culminating the diamond skyscraper features the hallmark Harry Winston emerald-cut and hides a precious secret. By swiveling the black onyx cover a diminutive timepiece is revealed allowing women to consult the time with absolute discretion. The black onyx dial is offset with a bezel enhanced with diamonds sparkling like freshly fallen snow.

The sumptuous decoration of the exterior case, with its nighttime feel, gives way to a dazzling flash of daylight once the case is opened. Mirrors, placed on either side of the interior case, allow women to touch up their make-up in privacy. The larger mirror is decorated with mother-of-pearl marquetry and baguette-cut diamonds while the smaller mirrors stand out with contrasting white mother-of-pearl and brown Tahitian mother-of-pearl inlays.

The New York Companion by Harry Winston (High Jewelry Timepieces Collection)

This stunning three-in-one creation, offering women a high jewelry evening bag with a timepiece and vanity mirror, captures the intrinsic spirit of Harry Winston’s New York universe and reflects his passion for luxury and impeccable quality. Scintillating with 36.67 carats of diamonds, 3.22 carats of emeralds and 1.62 carats of rubies, this object of desire is the ultimate high jewelry companion for a night on the town.

Technical details

Collection: High Jewelry Timepieces
Name: The New York Companion by Harry Winston

Movement
Caliber HW1051 Quartz
Diameter: 11.3 mm
Height: 2.50 mm

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
18K gold and Onyx
Dimension: 32 x 26.5 mm
Height: 16.85 mm
Crystal: Sapphire
Water resistance: 3 bars
Gem-setting on the case: 281 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.22 carats)

Dial
Onyx

High jewelry clutch
18K white gold, black lacquer
Length: 150.2 mm
Width: 30.2 mm
Height: 110.7 mm

Gem-setting on the outward
75 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 4.24 carats)
121 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 27.55 carats)
21 baguette-cut emeralds (approx. 3.22 carats)
8 baguette-cut rubies (approx. 1.62 carats)

Built-in accessory
Mirrors

Interior setting
White and Tahitian mother-of-pearl and 9 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 2.65 carats)

Total carat weight
356 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 6.46 carats)
130 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 30.21 carats)
21 baguette-cut emeralds (approx. 3.22 carats)
8 baguette-cut rubies (approx. 1.62 carats)