Pri­or­ity Com­plex

Bespoke - - EMPEROR 1688 -

Men­tion Harry Win­ston to some­one and it will likely con­jure im­ages of neck­laces and rings, and more specif­i­cally di­a­mond ones. But for a num­ber of years, the com­pany has been mak­ing in­cred­i­ble in­roads into be­ing taken as se­ri­ously for its watch­mak­ing as its jew­ellery. Apart from the Opus and Project Z range, there’s also been the His­toire de Tour­bil­lon se­ries, which for the sev­enth con­sec­u­tive year has re­sulted in a spec­tac­u­lar head­line piece (shown here). Com­pris­ing 507 com­po­nents, this year’s edi­tion fea­tures not just one, but two bi-ax­ial tour­bil­lons mar­ried by a spher­i­cal dif­fer­en­tial that av­er­ages their be­havioural pat­terns rel­a­tive to po­si­tion and grav­ity to yield a spec­tac­u­lar, syn­chro­nous bal­let with time. It’ll be limited to 20 pieces, half of which will fea­ture red di­als and the other half, an­thracite. Fi­nal pric­ing has not yet be re­vealed but we’d ex­pect it to be some­where close to last year’s 600,000 USD cost.

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