For the upcoming Baselworld 2017 watch fair, which is going to be held from March 23 to March 30, Harry Winston has prepared a fabulous ladies’ timepiece that depicts the cherry blossom tree on the stunning mother-of-pearl dial.
Harry Winston Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom expresses the ephemeral beauty of the flowering cherry blossom tree with sparkling diamonds and pink sapphires. This beautiful scenery, which is inspired by the Japanese Sakura season, is shielded for eternity in a case that mirrors the architecture of the brand’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon in New York.
The new member of the brand’s Avenue Collection is inspired by Art Deco and features classic lines and rectangular case, which characterized all timepiece from this prestigious line. The feminine wristwatch is housed in an elegant 18-karat white gold case measuring 21.15mm x 36.10mm, with the thickness of only 6.68mm. Water resistance is assured down to 30 meters beneath the water’s surface (100 feet).
The case of this exceptional newcomer is encrusted with 29 brilliant-cut diamonds (weighing 2.21 carats). Even its push-in crown is set with a diamond. The sparkling theme continues across the mother-of-pearl dial where 29 brilliant-cut pink sapphires (totaling 0.04 carat) and 39 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.08 carat) are spread, representing the flowers and petals of the cherry blossom tree.
Flurry diamonds and eye-catching sapphires are cut in various sizes to create a sensation of depth and movement. Also, some of the flowers are still attached to the branches of the tree, whereas others are captured as they float to the ground. The tree branches are crafted in white gold and hand-applied onto the dial which is made of pale aquatic green mother-of-pearl. The natural iridescence of the nacre depicts clouds on a spring day. The top of the dial is reserved for the letters HW which are housed in an octagonal frame, recalling the shape of Mr. Winston’s favorite emerald cut diamond.
The Avenue Classic Cherry Blossom is powered by the Swiss made quartz movement HW1044 that guarantees the great precision and accuracy.
The new Harry Winston (ref. AVEQHM21WW286) is teamed up with a green-blue alligator leather strap (without stitching) to match the color of the dial, fitted with the white gold buckle set with 6 brilliant-cut diamonds. The retail price is $37,900.