Time for good
Harry Winston unveils spectacular piece for Only Watch 2015 auction.
Harry Winston recently donated the one-of-a-kind Ocean Dual Time Retrograde Only Watch to the Only Watch charity auction, which benefits the Monaco Association Against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM). The philanthropic event, under the patronage of H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, will be held on November 7, 2015.
For Only Watch 2015, Harry Winston created a timepiece that honors the spirit of its Ocean collection with its impressive case, movement and dial, which together offer high-performance style. Engraved with the inscription “Only Watch 2015 Unique Piece” on its open case back, the Ocean Dual Time Retrograde Only Watch is a oneof-a-kind timepiece.
The Ocean Dual Time Retrograde Only Watch features a unique strap, made with both blue alligator skin and black rubber, designed specifically for Only Watch 2015. Elsewhere, the watch features a 44.2mm white gold case, exuding a masculine style through a sporty design.
On the inside, the timepiece holds a self-winding automatic Dual Time Retrograde mechanical movement, meaning that the watch can display two time zones. Segregated functions further set this timepiece apart and allow for an excentered hour/minute display at 1 o’clock, a day/night indicator at 3 o’clock, a calendar aperture and a Shuriken power indicator.
The timepiece also includes an extra disconnect mechanism, controlled by the crown, which allows the wearer to set the retrograde local time forward or back.
Boasting 281 parts, 32 rubies, a silicon flat balance spring and a white-gold skeletonised oscillating weight, this caliber exudes fine craftsmanship all the way to its circular Côtes de Genève finish.
Another party piece of the Ocean Dual Time Retrograde Only Watch is the 3D dial, which promises a high-powered aesthetic with its symbolic design. The home time is indicated by sapphire and aluminum hands inspired by the Shuriken four-point star and Harry Winston’s signature blue colour. The local time is indicated by a 3D hour hand, crafted from anodised aluminum.