Avenue Classic Aurora
November 15, 2018
A tribute to the Art Deco style that influenced many of Harry Winston’s early designs, the Avenue Classic Aurora exudes the unparalleled glamor of New York, with sparkling diamonds and colorful sapphires.
Strolling down Fifth Avenue
New York’s Fifth Avenue has long played a pivotal role in the history of the House. Home to Harry Winston’s New York Flagship Salon, Fifth Avenue is one of the world’s most prestigious shopping addresses.
When Harry Winston founded his jewelry empire in 1932, the Art Deco movement was in full swing. Inspired by the streamlined styling of this period, the Avenue Classic Aurora features a sophisticated rectangular case set with diamonds and sapphires that emulate the twinkling lights of the city that doesn’t sleep.
Color is the theme at Harry Winston this year, and the Avenue Classic Aurora models are adorned with 12 baguette-cut pink or blue sapphires. While the Art Deco period is most often classified by its use of black and white color schemes – in part influenced by old movies and photos of the period – the use of color was also a key component of the time.
Presented in luxurious 18-karat white and rose gold cases, the Avenue Classic Aurora plays with the juxtaposition of different sizes, cuts and colors of stones to create a timepiece that tempers bold geometry with dynamic movement.
Flanking the case are 50 brilliant-cut diamonds that taper at the waist to accommodate the triangular-shaped motif. At either end of the case, the iconic Avenue Collection arches are highlighted in large blue or pink baguette-cut sapphires. Like all timepieces in the Avenue Collection, the gold case and the sapphire crystal protecting the dial are gently cambered throughout to follow the natural curve of the wrist.
A lustrous white mother-of-pearl dial casts even more light on the timepiece and is printed with black Arabic numerals and an octagonal minute track, shaped in Mr.Winston’s preferred cut for gemstones – the emerald-cut. The 2018 editions feature eight diamond-set indexes and the small seconds counter is paved with 19 brilliant- cut diamonds and encircled by a gold ring.
The Avenue Classic Aurora is fitted with a high-end Swiss quartz movement designed for carefree maintenance and is presented with an alligator leather strap that echoes the color of the diamonds and sapphires. The gold ardillon buckle is set with six brilliant-cut diamonds and features a gold folding clasp that adapts perfectly to the wrist for enhanced comfort and security.