Harry Winston introduces the Avenue Classic Moon Phase, an elegant timepiece that recreates some of the House’s most cherished motifs. Adorned with scintillating diamonds, the vibrant mother-of-pearl background brings the magic of a moon phase and the inimitable allure of Harry Winston to the wrist.
The color blue is intrinsically associated with Harry Winston, the famous American jeweler who acquired the legendary 45.52-carat blue Hope Diamond in 1949. A color that has long been at the heart of the brand, blue appears in a dynamic two-tone color scheme on the dial, created using hand-painted mother-of-pearl to reveal soft, cloud-like formations within a deep sky. Sunbeams, which appear to radiate from the signature Harry Winston Emerald at the top of the dial, get progressively larger as they journey to the border of the dial. The contrast of dark blue and lighter blue rays provides a scenic backdrop for the diamond clusters decorating the dial. This iteration of the Avenue is also available with an 18-karat rose gold case that instead features a majestic Havana brown mother-of-pearl dial.
Clustering, a signature design technique of the House, was developed by Mr. Winston in the early 1940s, as a way to free precious stones from the static, traditional settings of the time. By alternating pear, marquise and round brilliant diamonds, and setting them at different angles, clusters of stones were transformed into three-dimensional sculptures, full of movement and life.
To recreate the vibrant beauty of clustering, a spray of brilliant-cut diamonds emanates in all directions from the bright diamond star that surrounds the 18-karat gold Harry Winston logo, with some framed by a gold pear-shaped silhouette to accentuate the motif. The moon phase complication is located in an aperture at 6 o’clock and shows the moon journeying against a night sky illuminated with stars.
To enhance the beauty of the moon phase, a new caliber that maximizes its size has been developed. Fitted with a high-end Swiss quartz movement, the timepiece displays central hour and minute hands, a moon phase and a small seconds hand above a semi-circle of brilliant-cut diamonds at 6 o’clock.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, the Avenue collection welcomes a host of new models, as it enters its next decade of life. Named after Fifth Avenue – one of the most prestigious retail destinations in the world and home to Harry Winston’s New York Flagship Salon – the Avenue Timepiece collection evokes the stylish, streamlined geometry of the Art Deco period, during which Harry Winston founded his namesake business in 1932.
Placed inside a small arch at 12 and 6 o’clock on the case, two brilliant-cut diamonds recall the grand arched doorway that leads into the Fifth Avenue Salon, a gateway to the exclusive world of Harry Winston. Set with 28 brilliant-cut diamonds and a truncated diamond on the crown, the case is crafted to follow the natural contours of the wrist.
The 18-karat white gold Avenue Classic Moon Phase is presented on a pearly blue alligator leather strap while the rose gold model is presented on pearly brown alligator leather. As an ultimate homage to the King of Diamonds, the 18-karat gold folding buckle is set with six brilliant-cut diamonds.
Both cases can also be fastened to bracelets in either solid 18-karat gold or 18-karat gold fully set with diamonds.
Model: Harry Winston Avenue Classic Moon Phase
18K white gold: AVEQMP21WW001
18K rose gold: AVEQMP21RR001
Dimensions: 13 mm x 21.3 mm
Thickness: 3.1 mm
Hours and minutes, small second, moon phase
18K white gold or 18K rose gold
Dimensions: 21.4 mm x 36.1 mm
Height: 7.47 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Water-resistance: 3 bar (30 meters)
Gem-setting on the case: 29 brilliant-cut diamonds
AVEQMP21WW001: 18K gold base and Emerald applique, blue beaded mother-of-pearl, 49 brilliant-cut diamonds
AVEQMP21RR001: 18K gold base and Emerald applique, Havana brown beaded mother-of-pearl, 49 brilliant-cut diamonds
AVEQMP21WW001: blue pearl alligator leather
AVEQMP21RR001: brown pearl alligator leather
18K white gold or 18K rose gold folding buckle set with 6 brilliant-cut diamonds
84 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.35 cts)