Citrus Vibes: Harry Winston Updates Its Ocean Collection

Harry Winston Adds Vibrant Colors And Technical Upgrades To Its Ocean Collection

The renowned jeweler and watchmaker expands its sport-chic line with a quartet of eye-catching new releases, the picks of which boast lemon yellow and zesty orange tones.

By Steven Rogers

This week, Harry Winston unleashed a raft of novelties for 2021, adding four new models to its Ocean collection that blend sporty elegance with technical prowess.

Ocean Biretrograde Yellow & Orange Automatic 36mm

First up are two new 36mm Ocean Biretrograde models that are positively mouth-watering. What with their white mother-of-pearl dials, winding rotors, and 18K white gold cases and pin buckles decorated with 116 brilliant-cut diamonds (1.17 carats) and 173 brilliant-cut yellow sapphires or orange spessartites (2.99 carats).

Ribbons of diamonds and yellow sapphires, or orange spessartites, swirl around the harmonious dial displays, including an off-centered hour-minute sub-dial (crowned by a 0.02-carat emerald-cut diamond) and date, as well as retrograde seconds and day-of-the-week functions that face each other across the dial.

Powering the indications is the HW3302 automatic caliber, decorated with Geneva waves and circular graining, all visible through the sapphire case back.

The Ocean Biretrograde Yellow and Biretrograde Orange are each 20-piece limited editions, water-resistant up to 100m, and fitted with a matching yellow or orange pearl alligator leather strap.

Zalium Variation Yellow & Orange

Dovetailing with the launch of the new Biretrograde is the release of the two new Zalium Variation models.

As well as having the same color options as the new Biretrograde models, the Zalium Variation Yellow and Zalium Variation Orange also boast an excenter hour-minute sub-dial (this time topped by a luminescent 18K gold emerald applique), date function, and retrograde seconds and day displays, as well as 100m-water resistance and a finely finished automatic movement on show through the back.

But that’s where the similarities with the Biretrograde end because these Zalium Variations are unashamedly more masculine. The first giveaway being the assertive 42.2mm case made from Zalium, Harry Winston’s innovative, in-house zirconium-based alloy that is lightweight and extremely resistant to corrosion.

Then, there is the openworked dial featuring a backdrop of brushed, rhodium-treated plates. Crisscrossing over these are blackened, sandblasted truss-like structures that evoke the architecture of the Manhattan Bridge in New York – the city Mr. Harry Winston called home. The overall design is essentially a reinterpretation of the brand’s Project Z10 timepiece.

Available as 100-piece limited editions, the Zalium Variation Yellow and Zalium Variation Orange run on the HW3305 automatic caliber and come on a yellow or orange alligator leather strap with a black rubber base, fit with a Zalium pin buckle.

Project Z15

Project Z15 is Harry Winston’s 15th timepiece in its avant-garde Project Z series, essentially the brand’s expression of a luxury sports watch.

Like the Zalium Variations above, it also features a 42.2mm Zalium case, luminescent gold emerald dial applique, and automatic movement, this time the HW3207 caliber. But is three-dimensional regulator dial with blue and red accents makes this piece stand out.

It has minutes marked off by a skeletonized central hand, hours indicated on a sub-dial at 12 o’clock, and retrograde seconds displayed at 6 o’clock. Both the hour and second indications are supported by angular, openworked bridges under which the main dial plate sits, decorated with a type of triangular variation on Geneva waves.

Fitted on a textile-effect rubber strap with a rubber base and Zalium pin buckle, the Project Z15 is limited to 300 pieces.

Ocean Retrograde Second Automatic 42mm

The final new addition to the Ocean Collection is the Ocean Retrograde Second Automatic 42mm, featuring an off-center hour-minute sub-dial and small retrograde seconds displayed on a transparent brown sapphire arc.

Additionally, the blackened and gilded bridges pop out on the rhodium-treated dial plate – embellished with diagonal waves – and the ensemble is framed by an 18K red gold case complemented by a brown alligator leather strap with a red gold pin buckle.

Prices for all these new Harry Winston models are available upon request. For more information, please visit the brand's website.

(Images © Harry Winston)

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