The latest member of the Harry Winston Project Z series is a stunning Blue Edition watch that perfectly combines the brand’s cutting-edge design, high-end watchmaking and high performance.
The Project Z6 that was presented in 2011 was introduced with a non-treated Zalium case before appearing in gold and subsequently with a DLC-coated Zalium case. This material is an aerospace type zirconium alloy exclusive to Harry Winston in watchmaking. It is ultra-light metal, harder than titanium. Its hypo-allergenic and corrosive resistant properties allow for the creation of timepieces with ultimate durability and design. Zalium is known for its lustrous gunmetal finish.
This high-end sports timepiece with the referent number OCEMAL44ZZ005 is tooled with Harry Winston’s caliber HW1010 mechanical, hand wound movement which consists of 338 individual components. Besides the functions of hours, minutes, and seconds (via Harry Winston’s unique “Shuriken” revolving power indicator), it is also an amazing alarm watch.
The alarm is pretty complex and it consists of a minute repeater style hammer, which strikes a gong and produces a crispy sound. The hammer is fixed to the Zalium case to show the alarm ringing and enhance sound transmission. It is quite a show, because it is designed to be seen and heard.
It forms a part of the manufacturer’s composition of overlapping disks – one showing the primary time, and the other displaying the time for which the alarm is set, each with separate day and night indicators.
The double barrels guarantee no less than 72 hours of power reserve and ensure that the complication will not disrupt the mechanism timekeeping functions. The 45 jewels movement has a beating rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour (4 Hz). Among the decorations featured in the piece there are Cotes de Geneve and shot-blasted.
The newest introduction in the Project Z series comes with the multi-level, vertical satin-brushed dial which comprises a smoked sapphire glass effect over the alarm hour indexes, a blue sand-blasted applique at the center of the day/night indicator at 2 o’clock, a circular satin-brushed finish with snailed finish center except the shot-blasted area from 3 to 6 o’clock positions, diamond-polished bevels, applied hour and minute counter, applied rhodium plated screws, diamond-polished bevels and Côtes de Genève applied to the alarm sub-dial.
Harry Winston Project Z6 Blue Edition is housed in Zalium case enhanced by a gray DLC (Diamond Like Carbon) finish. Its case measures 44mm in diameter and 13.45mm in thickness.
The watch is secured to the wearer’s wrist with a blue rubber strap, ending with a gray DLC-treated Zalium ardillon buckle.