A testament to Harry Winston’s renowned gem-setters, the Ocean Waterfall Automatic 36mm celebrates the House’s prized baguette-cut diamonds, by combining the signature aesthetic of the Ocean family with a sea of scintillating diamonds.
The Ocean Collection from Harry Winston expands its offering this year with new models designed exclusively for women, including an exquisite high jewelry model that shines a light on the art of stone cutting and invisible setting.
Flooded with the light of 404 diamonds and 43 pink sapphires, the Ocean Waterfall Automatic 36mm demonstrates the superior craftsmanship of Harry Winston’s gem-setters. True to its origins, the timepiece bears the signature qualities of the Ocean family – including a retrograde small second display and an excentered hours and minutes counter.
Characterized by its long, rectangular shape, the baguette-cut became very popular during the Art Deco period. Given the complexity and high level of craftsmanship required to perfect this cut, baguette stones were, at one time, reserved to the domain of high jewelry.
The indisputable star of the show, the 36mm white gold case is set with 118 baguette-cut diamonds, which are featured on the bezel, lugs and on the sides of the case. Additionally, the hallmark Harry Winston emerald shape at 12 o’clock has succumbed to the beauty of gems and is represented by a pink sapphire.
A masterpiece of invisible setting, the dial is set with a cascade of 165 baguette-cut diamonds, which radiate light in all directions. Considered one of the most challenging techniques to master, invisible setting involves positioning the stones in such a manner that no metal is visible between the stones. The goal is to create a smooth, uninterrupted surface that magnifies the luster and clarity of the diamonds.
Harry Winston was a fervent advocate of invisible setting, and believed in freeing stones from their heavy metal settings, as a way to reveal the natural beauty of the gem.
The round excentered hours and minutes counter and the fan-shaped retrograde display at 6 o’clock alternate with the tight geometry of the dial. The counters provide a feminine, yet romantic touch, with 74 brilliant-cut diamonds and a refreshing splash of 10 baguette-cut and 32 brilliant-cut pink sapphires.
Equipped with a high-end Swiss mechanical automatic movement, all of the timepiece functions are kept in perfect synch. With its generous 65-hour power reserve and the latest technology in the form of a flat silicon balance spring, the Ocean Waterfall Automatic 36mm will ensure years of impeccable service. For women who appreciate the beauty of a mechanical heart, the transparent sapphire crystal case back offers a view of the excellent finishes on the movement, as well as the delightful white gold rotor set with 23 brilliant-cut diamonds.
The Ocean Waterfall Automatic 36mm is presented on an elegant pink pearl alligator strap and is fastened to the wrist with an 18-karat white gold ardillon buckle set with an additional 24 baguette-cut diamonds.
Model: Harry Winston Ocean Waterfall Automatic 36mm
Type Mechanical, automatic
Diameter: 26.2 mm
Height: 4.57 mm
Number of components: 226
Number of jewels: 34
Frequency: 28’800 vibrations/hour (4Hz)
Balance spring: Flat silicon balance spring
Finishes: Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating, circular graining
Power reserve: 65 hours
Rotor: 18K white gold rotor set with 23 brilliant-cut diamonds
Excentered hours and minutes, retrograde seconds
18K white gold
Diameter: 36.0 mm
Height: 10.3 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back: Open, sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 bar
Gem-setting on the case: 118 baguette-cut diamonds
18K white gold
– 165 baguette-cut diamonds
– 74 brilliant-cut diamonds
– 32 brilliant-cut pink sapphires
– 10 baguette-cut pink sapphires
– 1 emerald-cut pink sapphire
Pink pearl alligator leather
18K white gold ardillon buckle set with 24 baguette-cut diamonds
– 307 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 12.39 cts)
– 97 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.29 carat)
– 32 brilliant-cut pink sapphires (approx. 0.07 carat)
– 10 baguette-cut pink sapphires (approx. 0.08 carat)
– 1 emerald-cut pink sapphire (approx. 0.008 carat)