14 Dec 2021 By May Ng

Harry Winston Premier Timepiece Collection

Harry Winston Premier timepiece collection welcomes two new models embellished with the iconic Sunflower motif

The Premier timepiece collection welcomes two new white gold models embellished with the iconic Sunflower motif featured in the eponymous Harry Winston fine jewelry collection. Once again, the House of Harry Winston transforms the natural beauty of a sunflower into a precious jewel whose beauty will never fade. Marking a first for the Premier, the resplendent florals bask in the light with a profusion of brilliant-cut diamonds set against vibrant mother-of-pearl backgrounds.


Along with his innate talent to unlock the hidden potential of a gemstone, Mr. Harry Winston was a master at transforming nature’s bounties into objects of everlasting beauty. The Sunflower first appeared in archival sketches of the 1950s. Synonymous with sunshine and bright dazzling colors, the beauty and symmetry of sunflowers have inspired generations of Harry Winston designers.

Like sunflowers that turn their faces to the sun, the diamonds on the case and dial of this breath-taking creation reveal their innate brilliance and fire when they encounter light. These feminine timepieces interpret the natural radiance of the sunflower with a profusion of 177 brilliant-cut white diamonds and eight red rubies or blue sapphires, spread across the case and the mother-of-pearl dial. “When we decided to incorporate the iconic Harry Winston sunflower motif in a watch design, our intention was to evoke the same natural grace of the jewelry collection and to create a timepiece that mirrors a precious jewel,” said Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc. “Evoking optimism and love, the Premier Sunflower adds an elegant brilliance for any occasion and serves as the perfect complement to any of the Sunflower fine jewelry pieces.”

A hallmark of many timepieces in the Premier collection is the combination of iridescent mother-of-pearl dials and gemstones. Designers at Harry Winston have expanded the decorative potential of mother-of-pearl to create three-dimensional shapes. The Premier Sunflower plays with different techniques and features a fiery red or royal blue beaded mother-of-pearl background adorned with twelve nacre’s cabochons adding volume to the composition.

Twelve sunflowers, composed of brilliant-cut diamonds, mark the passing hours. The center of the dial contains eight smaller flowers with diamond petals and ruby or blue sapphire hearts. Depending on the viewpoint, the dial is open to two interpretations: it could be a single sunflower with a central disc composed of tiny florets surrounded by petals on the perimeter, or it could be a medley of twenty individual sunflowers. Protected by a sapphire crystal with anti-reflective coating on both sides, the timeless blooms of the Premier Sunflower will maintain their bright colors and sparkle for eternity.


A sophisticated 36mm Premier case in 18-karat white gold set with 57 brilliant-cut diamonds houses this radiant interpretation of the Sunflower. A sapphire crystal on the reverse side reveals the HW2008 caliber, a superior Swiss-made mechanical automatic movement. The latest technology, in the form of a flat silicon balance spring, will ensure years of impeccable service. Powered by a rose gold skeletonized rotor, the movement delivers a robust power reserve of 72 hours and is finely decorated with Côtes de Genève, rhodium-plated parts and circular graining.

The Premier Sunflower timepieces are limited to 30 units for each model. Available with pearly red or blue alligator leather straps to match the dials, they are secured to the wrist with a refined white gold ardillon buckle set with 17 brilliant-cut diamonds.

Harry Winston Premier Timepiece Collection
Harry Winston Premier Timepiece Collection