For the seventh year in a row, Harry Winston unveils an amazing and modern tourbillon. The newest iteration of this series boasts exceptional creativity and it is much more complex than its predecessors. The innovative Histoire de Tourbillon 7 Watch features two biaxial tourbillons and definitely redefines the world of high complications.
In the previous models in this range, the house of Harry Winston explored variations of existing tourbillons (bi-axial, tri-axial, double or coupled with a carrousel), while with the new Histoire de Tourbillon 7 Watch, the famous manufacturer takes another step forward in the world of watchmaking with a synthesis of two extraordinary regulators.
The first detail that catches attention is the watch’s unusual face. Its asymmetrical dial comprises on the right side a pyramid-cut reading area for hours and minutes surrounded by indexable inserts that form a three-dimensional hour circle. Depending on a model, this is extended with either anthracite or red aluminum strip that is perforated.
The movement of two biaxial tourbillons is displayed on the left side of the dial, offering the future owner of the watch to enjoy their dance with time by observing the first tourbillon cage as it moves into the second cage and both turn on a different axis. The tourbillon’s first cage finishes its rotation in 45 seconds, with a balance wheel that is tilted 30 degrees. The second tourbillon and the balance wheel rotate once per 75 seconds and its two cages are ingrained one inside the other.
Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon 7 Watch is housed in 18-karat white gold case which measures 50.90mm in diameter and 17.30mm in thickness. The elegant case incorporates a polished bezel and the lugs which are shortened and turned down when compared with the previous versions from the series.
The mechanism, as well as its bottom plate and the bridges are crafted from titanium. Everything has been finished with great attention to details and in the spirit of true Haute Horlogerie. The Histoire de Tourbillon 7 timepiece is issued in the limited series of only 20 pieces; 10 exemplars for the red version and 10 for the anthracite variant.
The beating heart of the watch is the impeccable caliber HW4502 mechanical manually-wound movement which oscillates at the semi-rapid frequency of 21,600 alternation per hour (3 Hz) and offers no less than 55 hours of power reserve. The power reserve indicator is placed at the bottom of the dial in a roll form. The complex mechanism is built on 84 jewels and consists of 507 individual parts in total, with 117 components for each bi-axial tourbillon.
The new Tourbillon from Harry Winston comes with a black alligator leather strap, fitted with a white gold pin buckle.