Harry Winston High Jewelry Timepieces Collection – Marble Marquetry & Ultimate Marble Marquetry

The glittering world of Harry Winston continues to shine with the introduction of new High Jewelry Timepieces: the Marble Marquetry by Harry Winston. Crafted in platinum and meticulously set with vibrant blue sapphires and diamonds, the new timepieces take their design cues from the star-shaped pattern of the marble floor leading to the heart of Harry Winston’s New York Flagship Salon.

In 2018, the starburst motif that graces the center of Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Salon serves as the inspiration for these glamorous platinum high jewelry timepieces. Juxtaposing exquisite blue gemstones and white diamonds, these vintage-inspired cocktail watches recall a decorative element of Mr. Winston’s universe and honor the high jewelry legacy of America’s most celebrated jeweler.

In its pursuit of stylistic continuity and coherence, the House of Harry Winston has abided by a set of signature codes that appear time and again across all of its creations. Renowned for its distinctive diamond-driven jewelry style, certain gemstone cuts, like Mr. Winston’s beloved emerald cut, and colors, like the intense blue of his legendary Hope Diamond, reaffirm the unmistakable provenance of the pieces.

This year, Harry Winston welcomes yet another signature code, this time inspired by the marble floor of its New York Flagship Salon. Located on New York’s elegant Fifth Avenue, Mr. Winston’s headquarters were designed to showcase his finest gems to his star-studded clientele. The display cases containing the sparkling creations were shaped like emerald-cut diamonds, and the regal two-tone Italian marble floor in the center of the Salon gave an air of grandeur.

The original starburst motif is an eight-pronged star with beams of grey and white marble radiating from its center. Contained within a rounded shape, this hallmark Harry decorative element is now replicated across Harry Winston Salons around the world.

Both high jewelry bracelet timepieces recreate the dynamic star-shaped motif of the marble flooring in classic Harry Winston high jewelry style. With a wreath of precious blue sapphires and diamonds expertly set around the case, the larger timepiece features a star crafted from ten pear-cut sapphires and interspersed with pairs of brilliant-cut diamonds. The case of the smaller model is encircled by a halo of 24 brilliant-cut diamonds, while the two star-shaped motifs are highlighted in pear-cut sapphires and diamonds at either end.

Pear-cut sapphires, accented by diamonds, dominate the scenery, bringing the vivid blue color of the sapphires to the fore. The case and dial emulate the octagonal lines of Harry Winston’s preferred diamond cut – the emerald cut. To depict the smooth, even surface of the marble floor, Harry Winston’s gem-setters have employed the art of invisible setting. A characteristic setting of the House, invisible setting is the most difficult and elaborate of all stone-setting techniques. By creating a solid surface of 48 baguette-cut diamonds without revealing a trace of metal, the stones seamlessly float above the surface, allowing their natural brilliance to speak for themselves.

The bracelet is as much a work of art as the dial and flows in a fluid, tapered stream of gemstones around the wrist. Reminiscent of Harry Winston’s earlier pieces, the platinum wirework supporting the stones is practically invisible, and the sapphires are arranged at different heights to create a magnificent sense of depth and dimension. Fitted with a discreet platinum box clasp, Harry Winston’s new Marble Marquetry high jewelry timepieces are equipped with Swiss quartz movements.

Technical specifications

Model: Marble Marquetry by Harry Winston
Reference HJTQHM14PP004

Movement
Caliber HW1051
Type Quartz
Diameter: 11.3 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
Platinum
Dimensions: 14.4 mm x 16.6 mm
Height: 7.0 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 3 bar
Gem-setting on the case: 24 brilliant-cut diamonds

Dial
Fully set with:
– 48 baguette-cut diamonds (invisible setting)
– 28 baguette-cut blue sapphires

Bracelet
Platinum, fully set with:
– 60 pear-cut diamonds
– 58 brilliant-cut diamonds
– 22 pear-cut blue sapphires
– 18 baguette-cut diamonds
– 6 brilliant-cut blue sapphires

Total Gem-Setting
– 82 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 4.01 cts)
– 66 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 0.81 carat)
– 60 pear-cut diamonds (approx. 4.66 cts)
– 28 baguette-cut blue sapphires (approx. 0.26 carat)
– 22 pear-cut blue sapphires (approx. 3.42 cts)
– 6 brilliant-cut blue sapphires (approx. 0.12 carat)

Model: Ultimate Marble Marquetry by Harry Winston
Reference HJTQHM18PP008

Movement
Caliber HW1051
Type Quartz
Diameter: 11.3 mm
Thickness: 2.5 mm

Function
Hours and minutes

Case
Platinum
Dimensions: 18.0 mm x 20.2 mm
Height: 8.5 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 3 bar
Gem-setting on the case: 26 baguette-cut diamonds

Dial
Fully set with:
– 48 baguette-cut diamonds (invisible setting)
– 48 brilliant-cut diamonds

Bracelet
Platinum fully set with:
– 100 brilliant-cut diamonds
– 52 pear-cut blue sapphires
– 40 pear-cut diamonds

Total Gem-Setting
148 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 6.93 cts)
74 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 1.44 cts)
52 pear-cut blue sapphires (approx. 23.24 cts)
40 pear-cut diamonds (approx. 2.8 cts)

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