There has not been a lot of action from the watch division of Harry Winston since the Swatch Group acquired the company in 2013.
Today, though, Harry Winston debuted the Project Z11 which has a case (42 mm x 10.6 mm) crafted from the company’s patent metal alloy Zalium. It is lighter than steel and extremely resistant to corrosion, yet has the appearance of steel basically.
The Project Z11 has a skeletonized dial providing a clear view of the mainplate, highlighted by a large date double aperture at 6 o’clock with visible date wheels.
Above the date is an off-center hours, minutes, and seconds display. Although it is hard to see the small seconds are indicated by the Harry Winston motif at 6 o’clock on the dial.
Additionally, the dial features a black hour and minute counter with a rhodium-plated rim, 18K white gold markers coated with blue and black phosphorescent material, a black grid, and an applied 18K gold emerald.
Through the dial, you can see jewels, the radiating Côtes de Genève bridges, and even some perlage finishing.
On the back side, there are radiating Côtes de Genève bridges with snailed trottoir as well as an 18K white gold openwork rotor.
The watch is powered by automatic caliber HW3206 which measures 32 mm x 4.87 mm, and has 297 components, including 35 jewels, a flat silicon balance spring, and an oscillation rate of 4Hz. The power reserve is 72 hours thanks to two series barrels.
The Project Z11 is limited to 300 pieces and comes with a calfskin leather strap with a denim effect, a rubber base, and a Zalium ardillon buckle with a folding safety clasp. (Ref. OCEABD42ZZ001)
Photo by Harry Winston.