Adorned with its historic cluster motif, the House of Harry Winston is introducing the newest timepiece to its iconic Avenue Collection. By uniting two celebrated emblems, the Avenue C
As celebrated for his unrivalled collection of precious gemstones, as he was for his innovative approach to cutting and setting stones, Mr. Winston developed the Winston Cluster in the early 1940s. Breathing fresh air into jewelry design, Mr. Winston and his designers pioneered the technique of clustering, in which individual stones, not the metal settings, would dictate the jewelry design. This revolutionary approach of placing diamonds at different angles and on different planes resulted in elegant, clean designs, which have become synonymous with the aesthetic of the House. A prevailing influence throughout the House’s history, the cluster was reinterpreted in 2010 in a more contemporary motif with the launch of the Lily Cluster fine jewelry collection.
The 18-karat white gold Avenue C
Named after New York’s Fifth Avenue, the Avenue Collection appropriates its design cues directly from Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon. As the most recognized collection of all Harry Winston’s timepieces, the architecture of the Avenue Collection echoes the lines of the stately stone façade of the Fifth Avenue Salon and features a miniature replica of the famous arched doorway on the case at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Naturally, a timepiece without diamonds would not be a Harry Winston creation, and the rectangular 18-karat white gold case is set with 47 brilliant-cut diamonds. Other Harry Winston signature codes include the House’s official logo and the truncated diamond set into the crown. On the dial at 12 o’clock, the letters HW are placed in a gold octagonal applique, a shape inspired by Mr. Harry Winston’s favorite gemstone cut – the emerald-cut.
Like other members of the Avenue C
Model: Harry Winston Avenue C
Mini Lily Cluster Pink
Diameter: 11.3 mm
Height: 2.50 mm
Hours and minutes
18K white gold
Dimensions: 15.6 mm x 32.3 mm
Height: 7.86 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 3 bar
Gem-setting on the case: 47 brilliant-cut diamonds
Pink mother-of-pearl set with 34 brilliant-cut diamonds
Pink pearl alligator leather
Buckle: 18K white gold foldover clasp
Total carat weight
81 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.78 carat)