Baselworld 2012 Tuesday, April 3rd 2012
A prime example of innovation and fine design, the Ocean Sport™ collection represents a state of mind that thrives on challenges. Its Zalium™ build imparts an athletic spirit and cutting edge design.
Ocean Sport™ Chronograph Limited Edition © Harry Winston
The Ocean Sport™ Chronograph Limited Edition is made to appeal to demanding men who love high-tech and performance. Light, hypoallergenic, harder than titanium and extremely corrosion-resistant, Ocean Sport™ cases set the performance bar very high. They are made of Zalium™, a material unique to Harry Winston that catapults the collection into the era of ultra-modern technology. Its rarity is matched by its outstanding chemical properties: zirconium is much rarer on earth than titanium and its extreme hardness makes it very difficult to machine. Calling for a blend of know-how and mastery, Zalium™ mirrors the qualities of the Ocean Sport™ Chronograph Limited Edition: energetic, contemporary and powerful.
The automatic movement’s functions are spread over a dial judiciously designed as a continuation of the iconic Harry Winston arches. With the Clous de Paris decoration to add relief, it makes use of graphic cut-outs to draw the eye to the display mechanisms. The design accentuates the depth effects and lends a deliberately bold character to the three-dimensional structure.
High-tech modernity is highlighted by a decidedly geometrical approach. The chronograph’s function displays are given further attention and depth with a complex, conical shaped, minute counter. The hour counter slides part way under the dial while minutes and hours are unremarkably yet clearly indicated by a blue arrow. The date is also legible through a date window at the end of a riveted insert at twelve o’clock. An electric blue-accented decoration glides beneath the window at two o’clock. It is a Shuriken, symbolic element in the Harry Winston design. Like an unmistakable signature, the stylized Shuriken, a symbol borrowed form the martial arts, embodies the dynamic nature of the collection.
Sporty and skillfully crafted, the Ocean Sport™ Chronograph Limited Edition bears a strong character with its notched rotating bezel and its masculine and powerful tones: black through charcoal and light gray to white with very distinctive blue touches. Technical excellence and the pursuit of a particular esthetic join to energize this 44-mm diameter model, which is water resistant to 200 meters. Offered with a rubber strap and folding buckle, this edition is limited to 300 pieces. ■
Name: Ocean Sport ™ Chronograph Limited Edition
Type: mechanical with automatic winding
Power reserve: 42 hours
Hours, minutes, seconds, and chronograph; hour counter at 6 o’clock, minute counter at 9 o’clock, date at 12 o’clock
Diameter: 44 mm
Thickness: 14.8 mm
Water-tightness: 200 meters
Dial open to movement, rhodium-plated Clous de Paris hobnail decoration with rhodiumed diamond-polished decorative fillets, shot-peened date window and flange
Strap: black rubber
Type: Folding clasp
Collection: Ocean Sport™ Collection
Limited edition: 300 pieces