If elegance is the art of refined and tasteful attire, a single accessory is often enough to set just the right tone. For its latest masculine creation, Harry Winston enters a fascinating and unexpected field of expression, intended for men of character with a distinctive style, ready to make a clean break from monotony.
With the Midnight Feathers Automatic 42mm, horological expertise and the animal inspired craft of plumasserie (the artistic placement of feathers) meet again on a rich new canvas. Each flight feather is carefully selected, shaped and then placed under a magnifying glass, so as to ensure optimal precision. The resulting marquetry motif plays on alternating colors that impart a vibrant, dynamic rhythm to the dial, thus placing the feather artistry in the spotlight.
The marquetry adorning this horological masterpiece presents in fact intense colors evoking amber-tinted vetiver roots, bulrushes and cedar wood, while the rose gold of the case is the perfect complement to the brown alligator strap. These warm, contemporary tones further accentuate the elegance of the timepiece, enhanced by the slim case which features the House’s three arches, a tribute to the iconic gates of Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue salon.
The transparent case-back reveals the refined finishes of the mechanical movement driving the hours and minutes functions with impeccable precision. The skeleton oscillating weight, the circular graining, the parabolic Côtes de Genève and the beveled bridges all confirm a proud heritage of watchmaking excellence.
The Midnight Feathers Automatic 42mm is a truly one of a kind experience, taking the beholder of the timepiece to explore uncharted territory and to open new horizons in the pursuit of art. CC
Post by Claudia Carletti, My Precious Hours. Material courtesy of Harry Winston Press Office.