A Mo­ment to Re­flect

Emer­ald time by Harry Win­ston is one mir­ror im­age you will not for­get.

Robb Report (Malaysia) - - Portfolio - By Ce­line Yap

Can some­thing that’s prac­ti­cal also be pre­cious? If it’s done by Harry Win­ston, then the an­swer is yes. Case in point, the Amer­i­can jewellery house has just made a one- of-a-kind ob­jet d’art known as Emer­ald Time, a table clock that dou­bles as a mir­ror. But in­stead of emer­alds, this pre­cious ob­ject is fes­tooned with di­a­monds and fur­ther adorned with glit­ter­ing blue aven­turine; emer­ald here refers to the cut, which is said to be Win­ston’s favourite. This glam­orous shape also gives this lux­u­ri­ous show­piece a dis­tinc­tive art deco vibe, a ref­er­ence to the house’s found­ing in 1932, the height of the art deco pe­riod.

Made en­tirely in 18-carat white gold, Emer­ald Time is cov­ered with 223 bril­liant- cut di­a­monds, 235 baguette-cut di­a­monds and an emer­ald- cut di­a­mond, as well as shards of blue aven­turine in­laid into the gold frame. Ea­gle- eyed aes­thetes will be quick to no­tice the jux­ta­po­si­tion of straight, an­gu­lar lines against del­i­cate, flow­ing curves, echo­ing the strik­ing di­chotomy be­tween the light of di­a­monds and the dark blue aven­turine. A piv­ot­ing mech­a­nism al­lows it to dis­play ei­ther the time and date or a pol­ished mir­ror sur­face, and you can see how much at­ten­tion to de­tail has been paid when even the flange around the clock’s dial is set with di­a­monds. www. har­ry­win­ston.com ≠

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