Meet the Harry Winston 2020 Novelties collection — the Premier, Ocean, and High Jewelry Timepieces.
If you’re a lover of contemporary haute horology, chances are Harry Winston has a pretty big spot on your radar. This year, the House of Harry Winston has proudly unveiled an impressive portfolio of novelties for 2020. Drawing inspiration from the bold and expressive era of Art Deco, the watchmakers’ latest designs pay homage to the 30’s, when the brand was first founded — serving as a tribute to the legacy of Harry Winston himself.
This year, the women’s watches once again reign supreme as Harry Winston continues to wow with striking high-jewellery designs and fascinating retrograde complications. Hypnotic patterns are brought to life through a bold palette of hues, while the house continues to combine its signature design codes with exquisite craftsmanship from a team of extraordinarily talented gem-setters. As we celebrate the brand’s latest milestone, here’s our take on what the new novelties have to offer.
Harry Winston 2020 Novelties: The Premier Collection
As its name suggests, the Premier collection was Harry Winston’s first line, and originally debuted back in 1989. It is also the line to welcome the most novelties during this year’s collection of new releases. For 2020, Harry Winston has adorned the new Premier timepieces with vibrant coloured stones and nacre — the only exception is the Premier Majestic Art Deco, which takes on a sleek monotone palette that combine vibrant geometrical forms with an incredible black and white aesthetic, brought to life through marquetry, glossy black jade, and mother-of-pearl.
All the novelties in this line come in stunning 18K gold cases, and feature a 36mm diameter, with diamond-set lugs that draw from the arched entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon, while celebrating the house’s reputation as ‘The King of Diamonds’. True fans of the watchmaker will also delight in seeing that the Kaleidoscope theme has made a comeback, adorning six of the Premier models with a unique blend of precious and semi-precious gemstones.
Harry Winston 2020 Novelties: The Ocean Collection
Designed as Harry Winston’s designated collection for luxury sport timepieces, the Ocean Collection shines through a lineup of resilient automatic movements, housed in watches that are built to last — whether on land, or 100 metres underwater. We especially love the incredible complexity contained in the Ocean Biretrograde models, which come complete with their two retrograde complications and off-centered hours and minutes.
Other things to look forward to include the inclusion of — for the very first time — two new white gold models in black and white. The two-tone palette not only gives a sharp aesthetic, but also gives the dial an added edge of increased legibility. These timepieces come in 18K white gold cases, set with 199 dazzling diamonds. Be sure to also keep an eye out for the designs with shimmering white mother-of-pearl dials and brilliant white diamonds.
Harry Winston 2020 Novelties: High Jewelry Timepieces
For Harry Winston’s offerings in high jewellery watches, the Precious Cluster stands out through magnificent diamonds set in platinum, calling upon Harry Winston’s signature “clustering” technique. The end result is a beautiful timepiece emblazoned with ten pear-shaped and two trilliant-cut diamonds, along with Harry Winston’s favourite emerald-cut. The case is also invisibly set with 44 baguette-cut diamonds on the bezel and sides, to highlight the watch’s unique geometric structure.
Following the Precious Cluster, the High Jewelry line also features five more sKaleidoscope timepieces, where precious gemstones and diamonds burst upon the dial in an explosion of hues and volume. Coming in beautiful platinum cases, each of these dials have been fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds — those with keen eyes will spot the iconic white gold Harry Winston Emerald Appliqué that rests daintily at 12 o’clock. Eye-catching and mesmerising, the way the gems have been set recalls the bold and dramatic creations that first garnered the House its repute back in the brand’s early days — true to Harry Winston, stones in varying cuts and sizes are seen free from heavy metal settings, coming together to form exquisite three-dimensional works of art.
To find out more about Harry Winston’s 2020 Novelties, visit harrywinston.com/en.