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What is New York with­out a jaunt through its po­tent art scene? From The Met (The Met­ro­pol­i­tan Mu­seum of Art), to the Solomon R Guggen­heim Mu­seum and Moma (The Mu­seum of Mod­ern Art), some of the world’s most beau­ti­fully crafted art pieces call this city home. Like­wise, Harry Win­ston is con­stantly in touch with the arts. Its Métiers d’arts col­lec­tion has fused lux­ury watch­mak­ing with nu­mer­ous tra­di­tional skills and eth­nic crafts in­clud­ing mar­quetry, plumasserie or feather art, grand feu enamel and lace­work. In the Premier Del­i­cate Silk Au­to­matic 36mm, Harry Win­ston ex­plored the an­cient art of raw silk weav­ing and em­boss­ing. Four vari­a­tions com­plete the col­lec­tion, all of which fea­ture silk di­als em­bossed with 18 or 22K gold. The woven raw ma­te­rial used is es­pe­cially unique. Ac­cord­ing to a Harry Win­ston spokesper­son, it is com­pletely un­touched by hu­man hands. Dyed in three colours, with one left in its orig­i­nal hue, the di­als bear ei­ther flo­ral or star-shaped mo­tifs in­spired by Euro­pean royal houses. Whether in spirit or in form, New York City has in­spired count­less artis­tic en­deav­ours. These time­pieces by Harry Win­ston aren’t the first, and they cer­tainly won’t be the last, but they most def­i­nitely have made the Big Ap­ple a lit­tle bit shinier.

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