Conjuring a starry night sky with twinkling blue aventurine and diamonds, the newest model in the Midnight collection is a modern-day classic. A timeless design that is sophisticated and feminine, the dial features a retrograde seconds complication that evokes the sparkling silhouette of Harry Winston’s historic tiaras. Animated by a Swiss automatic movement, the timepiece is designed for everyday wear and a lifetime of precision.
Nothing speaks to royalty or glamour more than a scintillating diamond tiara, which served as the inspiration for this new Midnight timepiece and celebration of Harry Winston’s legendary hair accessories. Seven brilliant-cut diamonds, with a larger diamond in the center, trace the silhouette of a tiara to form the retrograde 30- seconds display at 6 o’clock. Mainly reserved for watches in the Ocean collection, the retrograde seconds complication provides continuous animation on the dial, as the small seconds hand performs its counter clockwise motion before springing back to the start position.
Like a serene night sky, the blue aventurine on the dial sparkles with the light of infinite stars. Some of the stars appear larger and closer, while others gleam as distant specks of light, creating a profound sensation of depth. The brightest star shines at noon in the form of an emerald-cut diamond that is synonymous with the House of Harry Winston and indicates the presence of an automatic movement inside the case. The indexes at 3, 6 and 9 o’clock are also set with a row of three brilliant-cut diamonds, while the remaining hour markers are crafted in tapered 18- karat gold that has been faceted for volume and applied to the dial.
The Midnight collection is characterized by the timeless appeal of its classic round cases. The radiant 39 mm 18-karat white gold case of the Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic glows with the light of 91 brilliant-cut diamonds set on the bezel and lugs. The signature codes of the brand are firmly in place, as three larger-sized diamonds, set in the three arches near the crown, recall the shape of the famous arched doorway leading into Harry Winston’s New York Flagship Salon.
A high grade Swiss-made automatic movement powers the hours, minutes and the retrograde function. With its generous power reserve of 65 hours, the movement also features a silicon balance spring to ensure excellent precision over the years. The sapphire crystal on the case back allows a view of the 18-karat skeletonized rose gold rotor and the other refined decoration on the movement including circular Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating, and circular graining.
The Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic 39mm is presented on a matching pearly blue alligator leather strap with a white gold ardillon buckle.
Model: Harry Winston Midnight Retrograde Second Automatic 39mm
Type: Mechanical, automatic winding
Diameter: 26.2 mm
Thickness: 4.57 mm
Number of components: 215
Number of jewels: 34
Frequency: 28 800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring: Flat silicon balance spring
Finishes: 18K rose gold skeletonized rotor, circular Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating, circular graining
Power reserve: 65 hours
Hours and minutes, small retrograde seconds
18K white gold
Diameter: 39 mm
Height: 10.62 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back: Open, sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Gem-setting on the case: 91 brillant-cut diamonds
16 brilliant-cut diamonds
1 emerald-cut diamond
Blue pearl alligator leather
Buckle 18K white gold ardillon buckle
107 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.02 carat)
1 emerald-cut diamond (approx. 0.09 carat)