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HARRY WINSTON’S GEM OF A WATCH

Inspired by emerald cut diamonds, the Harry Winston Emerald Collection is an elegant timepiece worthy of a place on your wrist.

Harry Winston earned his moniker, “The King of Diamonds”, because of his unrivalled collection of historic gemstones. He is also synonymous with the American jewellery scene because of his approach to cutting and setting precious stones, freeing gems from old-fashioned metal settings. While effervescent and alluring for most, perhaps not all diamond cuts are made equal in the eyes of Mr. Winston, with the emerald cut and its inherent elegance holding a special place in his heart.

With his preference for the emerald cut, the Harry Winston Emerald timepiece collection was born, which boasts a distinct octagonal case paired with a unique dial. When the range was first introduced, it exclusively only featured petite and feminine frames. However, the range’s appeal has grown and is now joined by a larger 33 mm model that’s available in 18-karat white and rose gold.

Today, the Emerald collection is available in either an automatic or quartz movement, with a distinct case that calls to mind a faceted diamond, with the sloping sides on the dial adding depth and volume.

To distinguish the movements, the Emerald Automatic range offers hours, minutes, seconds, and date in two colourways – rose gold with a silver opaline with sunray satin-brushed finish and white gold with a gradient blue hue that darkens toward the edges. Distinguishing it further is a chapter ring for enhanced precision.

On the inside, the Emerald Automatic is fitted with a high-end Swiss mechanical automatic movement, as well as an impressive power reserve of 72 hours that allows it to keep perfect time throughout an entire weekend. On the reverse, the case offers a view of the 18-karat white gold skeletonised rotor and luxury finishes, including Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating, and circular graining of the movement.

As for the Emerald Quartz, the dial is a bit more straightforward with hours, minutes, and date functions. The collection is available in either 18-karat rose or white gold, with two of the four models set with 94 brilliant-cut diamonds on the case and lugs. Finally, there is a slight variation on the blue dial of the white gold models, which features a sunray with a satin-brushed finish.

 

For more information, visit harrywinston.com