Harry Winston Avenue C™ Mini Moon Phase

Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Avenue collection from Harry Winston revisits its most successful models, including the delightful Avenue C™ Mini Moon Phase. The combination of bold geometric shapes and Harry Winston’s hallmark diamonds adds volume and light to this classic timepiece. Presented in 18- karat white gold with a blue mother-of-pearl dial or in 18-karat rose gold with a Havana-brown mother-of-pearl dial, the hypnotic moon phase complication adds the ultimate feminine touch.

This year, the dominant design feature of the Avenue C™ Mini Moon Phase is the juxtaposition of different geometric shapes. The rectangular lines that characterize the case of the Avenue collection evoke the streamlined design codes of the Art Deco period, which includes 1932, the year that Mr. Winston founded his jewelry empire.

The case is embellished with 47 brilliant-cut diamonds; the distinctive diamond-set arches at 12 and 6 o’clock are designed to recreate the shape of the grand arched doorway that leads into Harry Winston’s famous Fifth Avenue Salon.

Moving from the case towards the dial, the eye is immediately drawn to the bold oval-shaped center. Intersected by four diagonal lines – in faceted rose or white gold – the top of the oval features the octagonal Harry Winston gold Emerald applique – a direct reference to Mr. Winston’s favorite diamond cut – and the lower half is occupied by a circular structure for the moon phase display. Within the oval, diamonds are set in a disrupted pattern to expertly reveal a mother-of-pearl background.

Light is a central theme at Harry Winston, with surfaces, large and small, designed to radiate the utmost light through masterful gem-setting. Another material, prized for its iridescent qualities, is mother-of-pearl and it is used creatively across the timepiece collection. The color blue is intrinsically associated with the House of Harry Winston and recalls the rare 45.52-carat blue Hope Diamond that Mr. Winston acquired in 1949. The white gold model of the Avenue C™ Mini Moon Phase glows with a particularly intense shade of blue and is at once classic and timeless. The rose gold model displays a more contemporary brown mother-of-pearl dial.

The dynamic arrangement of shapes is matched by an equally dynamic setting of stones. Eight baguette-cut diamonds, set at 3 and 9 o’clock, and a flurry of 96 brilliant-cut diamonds in different sizes, embellish the geometric motifs and infuse light and volume. As they interact with the light, the mother-of-pearl and diamonds create a constantly changing picture.

The moon phase complication appears in a circular shape, on the lower half of the central oval. The moon is crafted in 18-karat gold and completes its cycle from new moon to full moon against a mother-of-pearl sky. In order to incorporate a complication of this nature into such a small space, Harry Winston’s Swiss watchmakers had to keep the dimensions of the movement to a minimum, and in doing so created one of the smallest existing movements with a moon phase complication.

Powered by a high-end Swiss quartz movement, the Avenue C™ Mini Moon Phase comes with matching alligator straps in pearly blue for the white gold model and pearly brown for the rose gold model. The timepiece is secured to the wrist with a matching gold folding buckle set with six brilliant-cut diamonds. Both cases can also be fastened to bracelets available in either solid 18K gold or 18K gold fully set with diamonds.

Technical specifications

Model: Harry Winston Avenue C™ Mini Moon Phase

References
18K white gold: AVCQMP16WW004
18K rose gold: AVCQMP16RR004

Movement
Caliber HW5101
Type: Quartz
Dimensions: 9.0 mm x 15.55 mm
Thickness: 2.70 mm

Functions
Hours and minutes, moon phase

Case
18K white gold or 18K rose gold
Dimensions: 15.6 mm x 32.3 mm/ Height: 8.1 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Gem-setting on the case 47 brilliant-cut diamonds

Dial
AVCQMP16WW004: 18K gold base, Emerald appliqué and moons, blue beaded mother-of-pearl
– 96 brilliant-cut diamonds
– 8 baguette-cut diamonds
AVCQMP16RR004: 18K gold base, Emerald appliqué and moons, Havana brown beaded mother-of-pearl
– 96 brilliant-cut diamonds
– 8 baguette-cut diamonds

Strap
AVCQMP16WW004: blue pearl alligator leather
AVCQMP16RR004: brown pearl alligator leather

Buckle
18K white gold or 18K rose gold folding buckle set with 6 brilliant-cut diamonds

Total Gem-Setting
149 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.85 carat)
8 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 0.03 carat)

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