Harry Winston celebrates this Lunar New Year with the Premier Chinese New Year Automatic 36mm featuring a whimsical pattern of adorable tigers and three golden floral designs.
The eye-catching scene of playful felines is set on a red mother-of-pearl dial set with 65 brilliant-cut diamonds – a tribute to Mr. Winston, also known as the ‘King of Diamonds’. The warmth of rose gold recreates the lovely fawn coat of the adorable cats with diamonds for the eyes, while their stripes are expressed in red mother-of-pearl.
What makes this unique model very special is that it is Harry Winston’s first timepiece to feature a rosette motif inspired by the wrought-iron gates of the grand entrance leading to his flagship salon on the Fifth Avenue in New York. Those familiar with the jeweler’s collection will recognize that rose gold flowers are also the leitmotif of the Winston Gates fine jewelry collection. Each accented with a diamond in the center, the three-dimensional rosettes add volume, texture and visual interest to the dial.
Animated in purple, pink and green mother-of-pearl, the two peonies on the baby tigers’ bodies are a nod to Mr. Winston’s deep appreciation for nature. The 57 brilliant-cut diamonds on the rose gold bezel, crown and horn tips add even more sparkle. An exhibition caseback reveals the superior Swiss-made automatic mechanical movement with a 68-hour power reserve. Limited to just eight pieces, the Harry Winston Premier Chinese New Year Automatic 36mm comes in a special red box decorated with images of the tiger, rosettes and gold peonies.
(Artistic direction: Aaron Lee)