Harry Winston Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic 36mm

Harry Winston expands the prestigious Premier collection by adding a new high jewelry timepiece Inspired by the chrysanthemum flower. This timepiece highlights the expertise of Harry Winston’s gem-setters who recreated a chrysanthemum flower inspired floral arrangement utilizing opals and diamonds.

The watch incorporates the innovative gem-setting style of Mr. Winston. Taking cues directly from nature, Mr. Winston believed stones should dictate design and float freely in near invisible settings. Like fresh floral bouquets, his gemstone ‘clusters’ would become the distinctive style of the House of Harry Winston.

Harry Winston Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic 36mm

Marrying the rich, three-dimensional language of Harry Winston High Jewelry with the precision and elite mechanics of House timepieces, the Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum presents the best of both worlds.

Opals are magical gemstones, characterized by their unique bursts of color. The opals in the Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum were each polished by hand before being applied on the dial.

Bursting with intense blue and green color, the spectacular opals are enhanced by the carefully set white diamonds. To create great depth on the dial, Winston designers worked with unique layers and gem-setting techniques. The first layer is composed of 60 baguette-cut diamonds set on an 18-karat gold base.

Rising from this majestic diamond platform, 32 marquise-cut and 160 brilliant-cut diamonds are interspersed between the magical opals. Once again, by layering stones of different cuts and sizes, Harry Winston’s talented gem-setters have achieved an incredible sensation of volume. Both models feature ‘peacock’ opals, a name that refers to the multiple tonalities of blue and green. Here, the color blue – a reference to the House’s brand color – plays a dynamic, ever-changing game, alternating from deep midnight blue to neon turquoise and from shimmering aqua to luminous green, depending on the light.

Harry Winston Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic 36mm, Version with blue tones: PRNAHM36WW028
Harry Winston Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic 36mm, Version with blue tones: PRNAHM36WW028

The luxurious 18-karat white gold case of this high jewellery watch is set with 161 baguette-cut diamonds. In an invisible setting, baguette-cut diamonds sit on the bezel, sides of the case, and on the distinctive arches at either end of the case, designed to recall the arched entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon.

In addition to the sparkling case, the watchstrap features truncated brilliant-cut diamonds at the four points of attachment. Further, the crown is topped with a truncated dark blue sapphire or light blue sapphire, depending on the model.

 Harry Winston Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic 36mm, Version with turquoise tones: PRNAHM36WW029
Harry Winston Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic 36mm, Version with turquoise tones: PRNAHM36WW029

The Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum models are powered by a high-end Swiss mechanical automatic movement with a flat silicon balance spring and a robust 72-hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal on the case back reveals the fine finishes on the movement, including the circular Côtes de Genève on the bridges, circular graining on the base plate, rhodium-plated parts, and a skeletonized 18-karat rose gold rotor with the letters HW.

The straps of both Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum models echo the color scheme of the dial; the model with lighter opals is presented with a turquoise pearly alligator strap, while the darker model comes with a dark blue pearly alligator strap. Both are attached to the wrist with a gold ardillon buckle set with 28 baguette-cut diamonds.

Technical details

Name: Premier Hypnotic Chrysanthemum Automatic 36mm
Collection: High Jewelry Timepieces by Harry Winston

References
Version with blue tones: PRNAHM36WW028
Version with turquoise tones: PRNAHM36WW029

Movement
Caliber HW2008
Mechanical, automatic winding
Diameter: 26.2 mm
Thickness: 3.37 mm
Number of components: 186
Number of jewels: 28
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: 72 hours

Functions
Hours and minutes

Case
18K white gold
Diameter: 36.4 mm
Height: 10.5 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

PRNAHM36WW028:
 161 baguette-cut diamonds (invisible setting)
 4 brilliant-cut diamonds
 1 brilliant-cut dark blue sapphire

PRNAHM36WW029:
 161 baguette-cut diamonds (invisible setting)
 4 brilliant-cut diamonds
 1 brilliant-cut light blue sapphire

Dial
18K gold base, opal
 160 brilliant-cut diamonds
 60 baguette-cut diamonds
 32 marquise-cut diamonds

Strap
Turquoise or dark blue pearl alligator leather
Buckle: 18K white gold ardillon buckle set with 28 baguette-cut diamonds

Total Gem-Setting

PRNAHM36WW028:
 249 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 10.24 cts)
 164 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.72 carat)
 32 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.70 carat)
 1 brilliant-cut dark blue sapphire (approx. 0.05 carat)

PRNAHM36WW029:
 249 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 10.24 cts)
 164 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.72 carat)
 32 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.70 carat)
 1 brilliant-cut light blue sapphire (approx. 0.06 carat)