This year in Monaco, Harry Winston will be donating an artistic masterpiece and an exclusive model from the Midnight Collection: The Harry Winston Only Watch 2013 Midnight Big Date.
This unique watch boasts a beautiful looking bezel garnished with the three iconic arches of Harry Winston Fifth Avenue salon in the heart of New York City. The watch’s case is beautiful as well. It is crafted from polished 18-karat rose gold and it measures 42mm in diameter.
The Harry Winston Midnight Big Date watch is powered by the mechanical automatic winding movement that provides no less than 72 hours of power reserve when fully charged.
The precise and reliable mechanism is composed of 297 individual components and it features an 18-karat rose gold skeletonized rotor, circular grained and hand-chamfered, which is visible through a sapphire-crystal case back.
The case back is personalized for the Only Watch 2013 auction and has the inscriptions ONLY WATCH, HARRY WINSTON, UNIQUE PIECE, as well as the name of the collection “Midnight”.
The spirit of this Collection is that of sophistication, executed with the Harry Winston’s unmistakable style, and with all the dedication to perfection and the great attention to detail which is synonymous with the Harry Winston.
One of the most distinctive features of the Harry Winston Only Watch 2013 Midnight Big Date is its black, broad snailed-finish dial, which moves outward like an off-centered ripple, emphasizing the sleek and modern elegance of this unique piece.
Following the brand’s aesthetic codes, the off-centered chapter ring is situated at noon and boasts a discreet baguette emerald-cut diamond (weighing 0.019 karats) which is located at the 12 o’clock position. Arabic numerals are set as hour markers, except at the quarter hours.
The dial offers the leading role to a large date sub-dial which is situated in the lower part of the dial, at the 6 o’clock position. Above the large date there is a single brilliant-cut pink diamond (weighing 0.005 carats) which reminds the connoisseurs of Mr. Harry Winston’s habit to keep one of his gems in his pocket for the sheer pleasure of rolling it between his fingers.
This one-of-a-kind Harry Winston model, together with other unique pieces from more than 30 luxury watch brands, will go on display all over the world (starting in Singapore, September 6 – 7) and will then be auctioned in Monaco on September 28.