— Quintessential expressions of the inherent beauty pervading the replica Harry Winston universe, the Premier Precious Weaving Automatic models owe their appeal to the ancestral Japanese art of Raden that inspired their creation.
Four new models, four stunning beauties. At this year’s Baselworld, Harry Winston presented a set of new models showcasing Métiers d’Arts: the Premier Precious Weaving Automatic models, epitomising the quintessence of the Harry Winston watchmaking universe.
For this project, Harry Winston dedicated a full year and a half to designing and developing the first Premier Precious Weaving Automatic models, since this is the first time in the history of the House that a miniature silk and mother-of-pearl “canvas” adorns a timepiece. They also embody an atypical association of different environments through the materials they generate: the sea with its shells and the earth with silk worms. The two are woven together by hand to form a scintillating supple fabric of undeniably high quality.
The timepiece is interpreted in four artisan-style creations, all hand-crafted using a rare Japanese weaving technique inspired by the ancestral art of Raden, which involves applying shells to the surface of wood or lacquered objects. This ornamental skill uses silk threads and extremely fine slivers of mother-of-pearl in creating this gossamer-light, shiny weave.
Two models are in rose gold and two in white gold, all fitted with a black satin strap and a case set with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds. The pin buckle is also adorned with 17 brilliaint-cut diamonds, while the 36 mm-diameter case is slender and feminine.
Four precious creations
The four Premier Precious Weaving Automatic models are available in limited series of 30 each, based on an atypical design.
The first creation in a rose gold case features a chrysanthemum flower on the dial. This flower is the emblem of the Japanese imperial family and symbolises longevity. It is made by alternating mother-of-pearl petals in lighter and darker tones, interwoven with silk thread.
The second model, presented in a white gold case, displays a bold abstract motif made from interwoven mother-of-pearl, silk and gold leaves. The third creation, inspired by an antique Koi fish motif, is graced by a rose gold case framing a dial adorned with overlapping scales composed of silk, gold thread and mother-of-pearl slivers.
Finally, the fourth has a white gold case and features the same fish scale motif, but with darker, greenish hues of mother-of-pearl.
A masterpiece in motion
These Cheap Replica Watches models are powered by a mechanical self-winding movement that may be admired through the sapphire crystal case-back. The HW2008 in-house calibre oscillates at a rate of 28,800 vibrations per hour. Functions are confined to hours and minutes, thereby leaving ample space for the beauty of the wave and the shimmering beauty of the silk combined with white mother-of-pearl.
The Premier collection developed by the House of Harry Winston in 1989 was designed to encapsulate the brand’s iconic design codes. The diamond-set triple-arched lugs linking the strap to the round case are a subtle nod to the majestic façade of the historical Harry Winston Salon on Fifth Avenue, New York.