Harry Winston Premier Delicate Silk Automatic 36mm


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Now an iconic signature of the brand, the Premier collection was the first watch collection unveiled by Harry Winston in 1989. A series designed to showcase numerous artistic forms, it perfectly captures the pioneering spirit of great Harry Winston – the boldness to achieve uncompromised creativity and excellence in watchmaking. Today a new timepiece is joining the collection – the Premier Delicate Silk Automatic 36mm. Delicate and elegant, it is the first Harry Winston watch to combine silk weaving and embossing. Throughout the history, silk has always been considered the most precious natural material. Originally reserved for Emperors, it was first developed in ancient China over 4,000 years ago. The fabric was soon in high demand, which led to the creation of numerous trade routes including the most well known of them – the Silk Road. This historical background, as well as the material’s timeless natural beauty, inspired Harry Winston to use silk for its latest watch.

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The silk used for the dials was created without any human interaction

 

To make the new dials, the brand’s designers used a special never-before-used technique that encourages the silkworm to weave its own fabric. The end result of this process is a small, very fine area of silk created without any human interaction. The all-natural raw silk was then dyed to acquire the color which forms the background of the dial. After the material had been obtained, it was then sent to an embossing workshop. There, a master embosser stamped the 18-karat or 22-karat gold design into the raw silk, giving it a remarkable sense of volume and depth.

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The lugs of the case replicate the shape of the arched entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon

 

The new Harry Winston Premier Delicate Silk Automatic 36mm comes in four 30-piece limited editions: two in 18K white gold (one including a white silk dial with “flower” motif, the other featuring a silver-colored silk dial with “star” motif) and two in 18K rose gold (one with a pink silk dial with “flower” motif, and the other one featuring red silk dial with “star” motif). Each dial features 12 diamond hour markers, and hour and minutes hands matching the case material. The cases are all water resistant to 30 meters and have sapphire crystal casebacks and 57 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel and lugs. As with every model in the Premier collection, the lugs are designed to replicate the shape of the arched entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon.

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Each version is limited to only 30 pieces

 

Inside the latest Harry Winston Premier Delicate Silk Automatic 36mm is the HW2008 – a high end Swiss made caliber with 28 jewels. Equipped with a flat silicon balance spring, this self-winding movement beats at a frequency of 28,800 vibrations per hour and enables a power reserve of approximately 72 hours. Visible through the sapphire caseback, it features a rose gold rotor and exquisite finishes like circular Geneva waves, rhodium plating, and circular graining. Completing each Harry Winston Premier Delicate Silk Automatic 36mm model we have an elegant satin strap: burgundy for the rose gold and pink silk, and black for the other three editions. Each strap is fitted with a rose gold or white gold ardillon buckle set with 17 brilliant-cut diamonds.

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The rose gold and pink silk model is the only one to feature a burgundy satin strap

 

 

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