Harry Winston’s precious weaving technique was first introduced in 2016 with the Premier 36mm timepieces. The new Midnight Precious Weaving Automatic 42mm watch explores a rare Japanese weaving technique, in which silk gold thread and thin pieces of natural mother-of-pearl are woven together to create a unique tapestry of shimmering beauty. This unique art form was derived from “Raden,” the ancient Japanese practice of applying shells to wood and lacquer surfaces.
The Midnight Precious Weaving Automatic 42mm marks the House’s second exploration with hand-weaving as a way to transform a timepiece into a creative canvas. By combining mother-of-pearl – an organic material from the sea – with land-based silkworms, the House’s designers create a unique tapestry with a timeless quality.
The Midnight Precious Weaving Automatic 42mm is presented in an 18K white gold case and features a bold, yet abstract, motif made with interwoven mother-of-pearl and silk. The mother-of-pearl’s natural iridescence reveals itself in different ways according to the light. The Midnight Precious Weaving Automatic 42mm is a limited-edition timepiece, with 50 unique pieces.
The Midnight Precious Weaving Automatic 42mm is powered by a high-end mechanical automatic movement with beautiful hand-finishing, which can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. Equipped with a flat silicon balance spring, this movement ensures precision timekeeping.
Collection: Harry Winston Midnight Collection™
Model: Harry Winston Midnight Precious Weaving Automatic 42mm
Caliber HW2008 Mechanical, automatic
Diameter: 26.2 mm
Height: 3.37 mm
Number of components: 186
Number of jewels: 28
Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour (4Hz)
Balance spring: Flat silicon balance spring
Finishes: 18K white gold open-worked rotor, Circular Côtes de Genève, circular graining
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Hours and minutes
18K white gold
Diameter: 42.5 mm
Height: 9.1 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back: Open, sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 3 bar
Woven mother of pearl on silk fabric
Black alligator leather
Buckle: 18K white gold
Limited edition of 50 pieces