9 Jan 2024 By May Ng

HARRY WINSTON THE PREMIER COLLECTION – Premier Valentine’s Day Automatic 36mm

The House of HARRY WINSTON celebrates Valentine’s Day with an exceptional limited-edition timepiece. This year, two powerful symbols have been chosen to transmit the sensations of passionate love, interpreted with signature HARRY WINSTON materials like mother-of-pearl and precious stones.

Hearts, like a bouquet of red roses, are universally recognized as symbols of love. Fireworks are also a recurrent metaphor to describe the intense feelings associated with love. By uniting these two symbols, HARRY WINSTON has created a dial where hearts, quite literally, burst with joy.
To recreate the explosive and colorful spectacle of fireworks shooting across a night sky, the dial features a medley of hearts set on top of a silver opaline dial with white cut-out hearts. The power of love has, metaphorically speaking, forced the hearts out of their static cut-out frames, projecting them skyward like fireworks.

Varying in size, color, and material, the applied hearts are placed at different heights to increase the sensation of volume. The twelve rose gold hearts sparkling with 59 brilliant-cut diamonds are set at the highest level, followed by six hearts with mother-of-pearl inlay and rubies or gold studs. Still playing with different levels, the plump cabochon pink and red hearts hover just above the silver opaline dial.

To leave as much space as possible on the dial for the fireworks display of hearts, the hours and minutes are excentered and indicated by two gold hands. In honor of Mr. Winston’s favorite cut for gemstones, a generous emerald-cut diamond graces the dial at noon.

A Luxurious Premier Case
The Premier was the first timepiece collection launched by the House of Harry Winston. Conceived to capture iconic codes of the famous New York jewelry brand, the diamond-set lugs, for example, echo the shape of the imposing arched entrance to HARRY WINSTON’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon in New York City. Diamonds have always had a starring role in the Premier collection and the 18-karat rose gold case of the Premier Precious Valentine’s Day 36mm dazzles with the light 53 brilliant-cut diamonds with inverted diamonds in the crown and lugs. A paragon of femininity, the case has a compact 36mm diameter and a slender height of 9.3mm.

Sophisticated Automatic Movement
The Premier Valentine’s Day is driven by a superior Swiss-made mechanical automatic movement with a 68-hour power reserve. The rose gold rotor and the beautifully finished movement with circular Côtes de Genève and graining can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.

Limited Edition
A limited edition of 14 pieces, the Premier Love Automatic 36mm comes on a red alligator leather strap and is attached to the wrist with an 18-karat rose gold ardillon buckle, set, as you would expect, with a flourish of 17 brilliant-cut diamonds. This exceptional and highly romantic timepiece comes in a shiny white oval gift box with red hearts.