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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Harry Winston - Histoire de Tourbillon 3

Act 3 in this Histoire de Tourbillon leaves no doubt as to the visionary path taken by this collection, which Harry Winston launched in 2009. Proposed as a 20-piece limited series, Histoire de Tourbillon 3 draws the eye deep into the mesmerising meanders of its perpetually rotating mechanisms, framed by a case in white gold and Zalium®. The dial's three openings are completely independent yet intimately linked. Resplendent at 9 o'clock is the bi-axial double tourbillon whose outer cage makes a complete revolution in 120 seconds whereas the inner cage makes its revolution in 40 seconds. At 6 o'clock, a single-axis tourbillon rotates in 36 seconds. The off-centre hours and minutes are displayed on two rotating discs, while seconds regularly tick by. The third zone is for the power-reserve indicator, on a disc set with sapphires and citrines. An architecture dictated by avant-garde design, set free by time in all its dimensions.

479 parts
polished and microblasted finish
50-hour power reserve
Hours, minutes, small seconds
power-reserve indicator
Polished and satin-brushed 18K white gold, 65 x 45.9 mm
Satin-brushed Zalium® case middle
5 anti-reflective sapphire crystals
18K white gold and rubber crown 
Water-resistant to 30 m / 3 ATM
Black opaline
Circular satin-brushed finish on the hour and minute discs
Power reserve shown by 11 sapphires and 6 citrines
Hand-stitched black alligator with polished 18K white gold double buckle

Harry Winston Press