FIREWORKS ON YOUR WRIST
The end of the year is looking good with the latest addition to the Premier collection by Harry Winston, featuring a dial and case covered in over 300 diamonds and multi-coloured gems.
Harry Winston is the great specialist in precious stones, and especially diamonds, a jeweller’s art that the brand has now included in one of its models: the Premier Candy Automatic 31mm. This is a fascinating fireworks display, an edition limited to just 77 models. Fascinating, first, because of the painstaking work done by the Harry Winston craftsmen and women, and second, for the sparkling beauty of the multicoloured gems covering the dial and overflowing onto the case… and then on the tang buckle attaching this watchmaking jewel to the wrist.
Like a sweet box containing multi-coloured treats, the dial on the Premier Candy Automatic 31mm contains over 200 brilliant-cut stones with three different sizes and using the snow-setting technique. This jewelled rainbow is made from 108 diamonds, 25 blue Paraiba tourmalines, 24 green tsavorites, 24 orange spessartite garnets, 17 navy blue and 17 sky blue sapphires, 16 red spinels and 13 pink sapphires. The two silvered hour and minute hands, driven by the automatic calibre HW2010 and supplying 40 hours of power reserve, make their way around the dial discreetly.
But the magic is not limited to the dial since the bezel and lugs at 6 and 12 o’clock on the 31mm-wide white-gold case are also coated in sixty or so gems.
A raspberry pink alligator-leather strap completes the wonderfully feminine and elegant effect.
Price on request
By Sharmila Bertin