Harry Winston has recently opened up a new exclusive boutique in Geneva. In order to commemorate the event, the brand has released special limited editions of some of its models. One of the special commemorative timepieces is Premier Feathers Geneva Limited Edition timepiece. It is another masterpiece envisioned and crafted by Nelly Saunier. This beautiful watch which displays the feather marquetry artistic craft at its finest is made in restricted edition of just eight copies. Moreover, the ladies’ watch by Harry Winston includes noble materials in its construction, such as 18 K red gold and diamonds. In strictly technical terms, Premier Feathers Geneva is not that impressive, since it runs on a quartz module. Due to its wonderful decorations and the materials used in the construction, the price of the watch is pretty steep and measures to $65,600.
The special Harry Winston timekeeper made for the opening of its exclusive shop in Geneva stems from the Premier series, or to be more precise its Premier Feathers sub-collection. It is a series that revives one of the decorative artistic crafts of olden times, distinguished by dials with beautiful natural ornaments made of selected colorful feathers. These demanding and extremely effective decorations are products of work of Nelly Saunier who is the brand’s head plumassiere (feather artist). Nelly Saunier utilizes her impressive skills and experience in the process that creates striking dials from feathers which are harvested from flamboyant species of birds such as pheasants and peacocks.
Harry Winston Premier Feathers Limited Edition Geneva timepiece has its peculiar dial made of feathers with a black background which is accentuated with colorful pink, orange, gold, ochre, blue and green tones. For the maximal exposure of its dial which represents a proper work of art, this watch like all Premier Feathers models has only central hour and minute hands. The luxury of the ornamental dial is complemented with nearly hundred diamonds weighing around 1.6 carats. These precious stones are sprinkled all over the 18 K rose gold case of the timekeeper. There are 67 brilliant-cut stones on its bezel, while additional gems can be seen on its lugs, crown and buckle. As the brand designers made sure, the watch’s construction allows basic water resistance to 30 meters.
It should be noted that the women’s timepiece by the Genevese watchmaker possesses a circular housing whose diameter is 36 mm, whereas its thickness measures to 7.2 mm. Inside the case, there is quartz Calibre ETA255441 movement. As for the wristlet, Harry Winston designers opted for a black satin strap which fastens with an ardillon-type buckle made from 18 K red gold to match the case. Just like the housing, the buckle is also decorated with brilliant-cut diamonds. There are precisely 29 precious stones with the approximate weight of 0.19 carats on it. It is sound to estimate that the price of the new watch will be $65,600 which matches the price tags of similar rose gold models which are already in the collection.
Apart from launching Premier Feathers Geneva timekeeper, Harry Winston likewise released another limited edition to celebrate the grand opening of its new Geneva salon. The watch in question is called Midnight Tourbillon GMT Limited Edition Geneva. Very much like the Premier Feathers commemorative piece, this one is a modified version of an existing model.