HARRY WINSTON Celebrates Valentine’s Day with New Timepieces
HARRY WINSTON celebrates the Valentine's Day with an exquisite limited-edition timepiece from its iconic Avenue collection. Inspired by the intense feelings of love, beautiful cabochons and precious gemstones perform a delightful dance on the dial, chaperoned by the elegant silhouette of the gleaming diamond and ruby-set Avenue case. Since 2016, the House of HARRY WINSTON has celebrated every Valentine’s Day with an exceptional timepiece. Continuing the tradition, 14 white gold watches from the Avenue Classic series come to light to relay a vibrant and uplifting message of love, written in precious gemstones and mother-of-pearl. Like the merry-go-round of emotions and sensations associated with romance and love, the hearts and brilliant-cut gemstones on the dial of this Avenue Classic Valentine seem to be dancing in time to a musical score. As with many timepieces from HARRY WINSTON, mother-of-pearl plays a leading role in the composition, and this joyful dance of love is performed on a shimmering white mother-of-pearl stage. The prominent, three-dimensional motif rising in the center of the dial is expertly inlaid with shades of red mother-of-pearl. Whether it is interpreted as the twirling skirts of an extravagant red ball gown or, if you prefer, the silhouette of a merry-go-round, the design ripples with motion. Representing love’s manifold expressions, the plump pink and red cabochon mother-of-pearl hearts recreate the blushing tenderness of young love. On the other hand, the luscious pink sapphires and fiery red rubies evoke passionate love, while the eternal brilliance of diamonds symbolizes the glow of everlasting love. The composition delivers a positive boost of energy and is an invitation to seize the moment and live your love every minute of the day. In keeping with the romantic spirit of the timepiece, diamond indexes mark the hours and the signature emerald-shaped HARRY WINSTON white gold applique at noon is filled with glossy red.
Named after New York’s celebrated Fifth Avenue – home to HARRY WINSTON’s Flagship Salon – the Avenue collection embraces the stylish, streamlined geometry of the Art Deco period when Mr. Winston founded his namesake business in 1932. Gently cambered to ensure a perfect fit on the wrist, the classic gem-set arches recreate the famous arched doorway of HARRY WINSTON’s Flagship Salon. Naturally adorned with precious stones, the bezel of the 18-karat white gold case is illuminated with 27 brilliant-cut diamonds. To signal the timepiece as a unique Valentine’s Day creation, 22 brilliant-cut rubies have been expertly set in the flanks of the case and in the crown, while a sumptuous heart-shaped ruby culminates in the arch at noon. The Avenue Classic Valentine is fitted with a highend Swiss quartz movement designed for carefree maintenance and ideal for everyday enjoyment. Matching the color scheme of the dial, the seamless alligator strap is a pearly red color and comes with an 18-karat white gold ardillon buckle set with six brilliant-cut diamonds. Limited to just 14 pieces, the Avenue Classic Valentine is delivered in a beautiful white gift box decorated with hearts.