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A kaleidoscope of colour for the Premier Hypnotic Opal...
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A kaleidoscope of colour for the Premier Hypnotic Opal Mosaic

Thursday, 16 January 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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Harry Winston’s Premier Hypnotic Opal Mosaic captivates the eye with a profusion of baguette diamonds and vivid blue sapphires against a backdrop of iridescent opal.

The Premier Hypnotic Opal Mosaic reveals a mesmerizing blue dial with an animated arrangement of precious gemstones that seem to spin under your very eyes. The sparkling blue and green background on the dial is crafted from iridescent opal. One of the most chameleonic and captivating gemstones on Earth, opals flash a rainbow of colors that vary according to the light. Like forces of nature, the dial’s hypnotizing whirlpool pattern comes to life through a series of white gold quadrilaterals that lessen in size as they voyage towards the center. Framed in white gold, the outermost areas of the design are set with 72 baguette-cut diamonds and 72 baguette-cut blue sapphires, while the center features a wreath of 24 princess-cut diamonds. The opals maintain their iridescence, interspersed between the precious gems. The dynamic composition animates the dial with a profound sensation of motion and depth. Taking the theme of motion one step further, a small star crowns the base of the hour and minute hands and rotates in a clockwise direction to indicate that the mechanical automatic movement is running.

Hypnotic Opal Mosaic © Harry Winston
Hypnotic Opal Mosaic © Harry Winston

Since its debut in 1989, the Premier collection has been the designated timepiece to showcase various artistic forms. Instantly recognized by the distinctive diamond-set lugs at 12 and 6 o’clock that replicate the shape of the arched entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon, the luxurious 36mm 18-karat gold case of the Premier Hypnotic Opal Mosaic is fully adorned with an abundance of baguette-cut diamonds in an invisible setting. The case and case sides’ gleam with the light of 161 magnificent baguette-cut diamonds, and the lugs are embellished with four truncated brilliant-cut diamonds and a truncated blue sapphire – matching the color scheme of the dial – is nestled in the crown.

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