Harry Winston presents Z14, its latest edition from the brand’s Project Z family.
Introduced in 2004, the Project Z series from Harry Winston makes the most of Zalium, the ultra light, corrosion-resistant alloy used to craft each case. Another series signature, the Project Z14 is limited to 300 units.
In Project Z14, a retrograde second with a 30-second range, new openwork structure and dominant gray color palette punctuated by shades of blue make their mark. Made from Zalium, the Project Z14 case’s shapes, lugs, crown and signature arches recall the entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon.
This year, different from past years, the case features a chamfered bezel and arches to pay homage to the beveled finishes on the dial. With a thickness of 10.7 mm, this case successfully reconciles technical watchmaking with exemplary ergonomics. The 42.2 mm diameter case is free from overhangs or excess and strikes the perfect balance between complexity and comfort.
The Project Z14 dial functions as a performance space, telling a tale about watchmaking with extraordinary visual support. Technical, artistic and structural principles work in harmony to create the unique identity of this timepiece, which features strong colors and finishes, as well as shapes, angles and depth.
Harry Winston blue is used for the hands and indexes located in the excentered counter at noon and for the seconds arch at 120 degrees, graduated from 0 to 30 seconds. Red is used for the seconds hand and gray dominates the remainder of the dial, as black accents emphasize the dynamic details and levels. Black appears in the grid of the excentered dial, which is revealed in a new light. The fresh design features horizontal and vertical segments that work together to create a linear picture.
The unique dial consists of stages, facets, bevels, slopes and angles. All of these elements come together in an openwork structure that floats above the movement, which is visible and features the signature radiant Cotes de Genève finishes. With polishing, varnishing, recesses and an almost incalculable number of angles, the iconic quality of Project Z14 comes to life.
The watch houses the HW2202 caliber equipped with a flat silicon balance spring and an openwork white gold rotor. Beats at 4 Hz, this movement provides a power reserve of with 65 hours.
Its unique complication allows the hours and minutes to be excentered, and features a retrograde second. After 30 seconds, the red seconds hand instantly returns, due to a system with a snail-shaped cam and return spring. The mechanics of this retrograde second are visible behind its counter.
The color blue, a brand color, also appears on the rubber bracelet, which is structured like a textile bracelet.
Model: Project Z14
Caliber HW2202 Mechanical, automatic winding
Diameter: 26.2 mm
Thickness: 4.57 mm
Number of components 226
Number of jewels 34
Frequency 28 800 vibrations/hour (4 Hz)
Balance spring Flat silicon balance spring
Finishes 18K white gold open-worked rotor, radial Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating, graining
Power reserve 65 hours
Excentered hours and minutes, retrograde seconds
Diameter: 42.2 mm
Height: 10.7 mm
Crystal: Sapphire with anti-reflective coating on both sides
Case back: Open, sapphire crystal
Water-resistance: 10 bar (100 meters)
Architectural three-dimensional dial, blue transparent retrograde counter
Textile effect rubber, rubber base
Buckle: Ardillon buckle made of Zalium with folding security clasp
Limited edition of 300 pieces