News November 2010

Ocean Collection

Contemporary, audacious, infinitely different

The Watch Quote™ - November 4th, 2010

The Harry Winston Ocean Chronograph watch

Contemporary. Audacious. Infinitely different. The Ocean collection holds a place of its own within the Harry Winston range. Its avant‐garde technical nature and design endow it with a personality that is unique in its kind. And in its wake comes the Project Z concept, featuring watches crafted in Zalium® – a zirconium alloy exclusive to Harry Winston that is revolutionary in terms of both its appearance and its technology – and which daringly highlight their mechanical complexity through a sporty, energetic style.

Behind the Ocean watches lies the spirit of Harry Winston: its profound attachment to a proud heritage of mechanical horology, its taste for design and modernity, as well as its quest for exclusivity. Each watch exalts the visionary talent of the design engineers and watchmakers exercising their talents within the Manufacture. The constant pursuit of innovation and differentiation is expressed on their dials, subtly fashioned to create stage‐settings where time only truly comes into its own on off‐centered or retrograde displays. Like an unmistakable signature, the stylized Shuriken, a symbol borrowed form the martial arts, embodies the dynamic nature of the collection.

The Harry Winston Ocean Lady Zalium® watch

This year, two new ultimate sportswatches are enriching the Ocean line: a men’s version, a surprising triple retrograde chronograph and a ladies’ version, a model unmistakably proving that mechanical watchmaking also has a feminine side.

Ocean Chronograph

A retrograde trilogy dominated by an hour and minute circle

The Harry Winston Ocean Chronograph watch

The new Ocean Chronograph carves out an architectural take on time embodied in white gold. Its generous 44 mm‐diameter proportions house three retrograde indications, skillfully arranged to ensure a harmoniously contemporary appearance: the chronograph seconds at 6 o’clock overlap with the 30‐minute and 12‐hour totalizers facing each other at 4 and 8 o’clock respectively. This retrograde trilogy is dominated by an hour and minute circle secured to the dial by two blued screws. A traditional Côtes de Genève decorative motif sweeps sideways across the zone and serves to place in perspective the time indications: following on from the iconic Harry Winston arches framing the crown, the ruthenium‐colored strip makes a striking contrast with the rhodiumed metal appliques. The diamond‐polished, snailed and circular satin-brushed finishes add even more visual interest to the dial, creating a spectacular movement effect and giving the watch a resolutely masculine and modern sense of energy. Several blue accents, a favorite Harry Winston color, including on the hands, accentuate the readability of the indications. The Shuriken plays the star by spinning on its own axis and serving as a reminder of the origins of the collection. Equipped with a mechanical self‐winding movement endowed with a 40‐hour power reserve, the Ocean Chronograph is water‐resistant to 100 meters and also available in a rose gold version.

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Movement
Type:Mechanical with automatic winding
Power reserve:40 hours
Functions:Excentered hours and minutes
Small second (Shuriken)
Triple retrograde chronograph
Dial:Côtes de Genève decorative motif
Ruthenium-colored strip
Case
Diameter:44mm
Material:White gold
Crystal:Sapphire
Water resistant:100 ATM
Bracelet:Black alligator
Buckle
Type:Folding
Material:White gold
Versions :Available in Rose gold

Ocean Lady Zalium® 

Impetuous, impertinent but terribly glamorous

The Harry Winston Ocean Lady Zalium® watch

Impetuous, impertinent but terribly glamorous, the new Ocean Lady Zalium® likes to create a stir. Clothed in Zalium® that is both gem‐set and polished, a first for this metal with its distinctive sheen, it plays the seductress with a mesmerizing sense of theatrical charm. This feminine interpretation of time is sprinkled with diamonds forming parentheses on either side of the dial and highlighting the time indications. Around the off‐centered hour‐circle at 12 o’clock, precious stones form a sparkling target from which everything else seems to radiate.

The sunburst guilloché silvered dial offers an exquisitely playful vision of time: the moon‐phase display features a contemporary design beneath a matt black mask that progressively reveals a constellation of stars. Nearby, the small seconds are represented by a starfish‐like Shuriken, while a single diamond adorns the Harry Winston signature. The various touches of color give subtle life to this watch, while its face is lit up by a white rubber strap. Available in coral, lilac, fuchsia or turquoise variations, the watch is driven by a self‐winding movement with a 42‐hour power reserve and delicate finishing that may be admired through the sapphire crystal case‐back. Embodying the very essence of feminine sophistication, the Ocean Lady Zalium® distils its refinement right through to the smallest details of its elegant figure and its mechanical heart. A genuine design imbued with a blend of mystery and self‐assurance, and proving to be quite simply irresistible.

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Movement
Type:Mechanical with automatic winding
Power reservee:42 hours
Functions:Excentered hours and minutes
Small second (Starfish-like Shuriken)
Moon phase indicator
Dial:Sunburst guilloché silvered
Set with 60 brilliant cut diamonds
Case
Diameter:36mm
Material:Polished Zalium® set with 56 brilliant cut diamonds
Crystal:Sapphire
Water resistant:10 ATM
Bracelet:Rubber or white alligator
Buckle
Type:Ardillon
Material:Polished Zalium® set with 33 brilliant cut diamonds
Total carat weight:4.5 carats
149 brilliant cut diamonds

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