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Harry Winston’s Project Z reaches for the moon
New Models

Harry Winston’s Project Z reaches for the moon

Wednesday, 18 September 2019
By The FHH Journal editors
The FHH Journal editors

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The Project Z13 in Zalium™ is the first with a moon-phase display and retrograde date, in the high-mech spirit that has always defined the Project Z collection.

Project Z13 reaffirms the fundamental design principles behind the Project Z collection with precision and force. While architectural structure is one of the founding features of the collection, it reaches new heights with this timepiece. Supported by transverse arms, two reading elements occupy the top and bottom of Project Z13. At twelve o’clock, the traditional openworked dial, with its excentered hours and minutes, stands out as a bold design element in the collection. At six o’clock, the House of Harry Winston presents a moon phase display for the very first time in this collection committed to Zalium™. Isolated to better stand out, this feature appears to be suspended and independent thanks to its graphic design.

Project Z13 © Harry Winston
Project Z13 © Harry Winston

The image selected for the moon is an aesthetic hallmark of the House and an affirmation of its symbols. In order to make the first moon phase display in the Project Z collection as unique as possible, the House opted for its Shuriken symbol, a star that has been part of the Project Z design vocabulary from the very beginning. And to round out this interpretation of Harry Winston’s exclusive moon, the design is not circular, but dodecagonal in form. Its 12 facets hug the cutout of the moon cover, the fixed section that reveals the display of the moon’s crescents. Through this design, the moon display reflects the dual nature of Project Z13: a timepiece as smooth as it is meticulous.

Project Z13 © Harry Winston
Project Z13 © Harry Winston

The HW3202 caliber also has a retrograde date, a display feature that is used repeatedly in the collection. Its wide range occupies the entire lower half of the dial. In addition to these functional areas, which are intended to provide information at a glance, the HW3202 caliber is visible through the large openings afforded by the supporting structures of the dial. This reveals the caliber in all its splendor, enabling the finishes of the timepiece to be admired down to the smallest detail, including the radial Côtes de Genève motif.

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