Harry Winston has just launched new limited edition watch called Project Z13 (the 13th model in the series).
The Z13 is the first moonphase with retrograde date in the collection. Still in Zalium, it carries on the high-mach personality of the range.
Since 1932, Harry Winston has transformed diamonds into art and revolutionized modern jewellery and watch design. Its opus collection is a major leader in exclusive high-concept watches – feats of technical engineering for the ultimate watch connoisseurs and collectors.
While Harry Winston is known worldwide for their diamonds, watch enthusiasts laud the brand for their exquisite timepieces.
Harry Winston R&D department embarked on what it calls Project Z in 2004.
“The Project Z timepieces embody a highly technically demanding approach and project the same inimitable aura of masterful technical achievement with next-generation materials and design.” Says their website
Project Z13 reaffirms the fundamental design principles behind the Project Z collection with precision and force.
The architectural, openworked dial is dominated by grey and blue bridges that support the hour and minute subdial at 12 o’clock and the moon phase display at 6 o’clock.
The four bridges that hold the moon phase cover are made of carbon, as is the blue ring around the outer dial that functions on the lower half as a retrograde date scale.
The moon phase, the first in the Project Z series, is designed as a stylized Shuriken symbol, a signature motif of the series.
The Shuriken is a circular knife-like Japanese weapon that literally translates to “hidden hand blade” and was traditionally part of a samurai’s arsenal.
The retrograde display and its particular shade of blue, are the signatures of the Z series models.
The Project Z13 contains the automatic calibre HW3202, with a silicon balance spring and a 68-hour power reserve.
The rubber strap is rubber and calfskin with an embossed Shuriken, blue stitching to match the accents on the dial and a buckle made of Zalium.
It is a limited series of 300 pieces, priced at $23,400.