Ocean 20th Anniversary Biretrograde Automatic 36mm
August 06, 2018
The House of Harry Winston celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Ocean Collection with the launch of the mesmerizing Ocean 20th Anniversary Biretrograde Automatic 36mm. Adorned with brilliant diamonds and bold, blue Paraiba tourmalines that recall the colors of the sea, this new limited edition timepiece expertly navigates horological waters with alluring style and grace.
The queen of the Ocean Collection
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the Ocean Collection by Harry Winston. To celebrate the momentous occasion, the House proudly presents the stunning 18- karat white gold Ocean 20th Anniversary Biretrograde Automatic 36mm timepiece. Bearing the hallmark traits of its namesake series - including a biretrograde display and excentered hours and minutes counter - this timepiece is designed for women who love Harry Winston’s high jewelry aesthetic and appreciate the beauty of a refined mechanical movement.
The Ocean 20th Anniversary Biretrograde embarks on her maiden voyage in a sea of bold, blue Paraiba tourmalines, brilliant diamonds and mother-of-pearl, and explores previously unchartered waters at the House of Harry Winston.
The aquatic beauty of Paraiba tourmalines
Paraiba tourmalines are one of the rarest and most sought-after gemstones in the world. Discovered in the 1980s in Brazil, they possess an intense bright, blue glow that took the jewelry scene by storm.
This year, Harry Winston dives into a sea of color, incorporating no less than 97 vibrant Paraibas on the dial of its newest Ocean timepiece. Selected for their intense color and luminosity, the Paraibas set on the dial of the Ocean 20th Anniversary Biretrograde Automatic 36mm evoke the ever-changing hues of tropical Caribbean waters and bring a serene aquatic touch to this timepiece.
Inspired by the shape of classic navigational tools, a ribbon of Paraiba tourmalines and 70 brilliant-cut diamonds embraces the three counters and draws the eye to the heart of the action. On the right, is the retrograde days of the week counter and, on the left, the retrograde seconds counter. They are separated by a magnified date window framed by brilliant-cut diamonds. In keeping with its oceanic nature, white mother-of-pearl decorates the background of the dial and creates the illusion of depth and volume. With natural iridescence, the mother-of-pearl recreates all the beauty of the shimmering sea. The excentered hours and minutes counter is also accented by a ring of Paraiba tourmalines and features 18-karat white gold indexes and a magnificent emerald- cut diamond at 12 o’clock.
The beauty of a retrograde seconds function is in the continuous display of the hand tracing the arc of the seconds track. Once it reaches the 30-second marker, the hand jumps back, in a counter-clockwise motion, and begins again. To ensure that all the functions on this majestic vessel are in perfect working order, the Ocean 20th Anniversary Biretrograde features a high-end Swiss mechanical automatic movement with a generous 65-hour power reserve. The latest technology, in the form of a flat silicon balance spring, helps optimize the overall isochronism of the movement, ensuring years of impeccable service.
The dazzling spectacle continues on the back of the case where a transparent sapphire crystal reveals a novel gem-set rotor and hand-finished touches on the movement. Crafted in 18-karat white gold the rotor glows with the magical light of 23 Paraiba tourmalines.
Shipshape for all life’s adventures
This timepiece is water-resistant up to 100 meters, making it the ideal accessory for outdoor water sports and everyday life. Resilient and sporty, yet feminine to its core, the 36mm white gold case is set with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds. The House’s signature arches frame the crown and echo the entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon. As a precious creation, this timepiece is limited to 20 pieces.
The Ocean 20th Anniversary Biretrograde Automatic 36mm is presented on an elegant alligator strap, designed to highlight the color of the intense blue Paraiba tourmalines. It fastens to the wrist with an 18-karat white gold ardillon buckle, set with an additional 42 brilliant-cut diamonds.