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The 20th anniversary of Harry Winston’s Avenue Collection
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The 20th anniversary of Harry Winston’s Avenue Collection

Wednesday, 19 February 2020
By The FHH Journal editors
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This anniversary whitegold piece with moon phase is painting the colors of the sunrise with mother-of-pearl and precious gemstones across the dial and bracelet. This edition is limited to just 20 pieces.

The rectangular case of the Avenue Classic 20th Anniversary Moon Phase timepiece is set with 50 brilliant-cut diamonds on the bezel, case bands, and crown. At the top of the case, marked by two brilliant-cut diamonds, are the hallmark arches of the Avenue collection, a tribute to the grand arched doorway that leads to the Fifth Avenue Salon, a gateway to the glamorous world of Harry Winston. The elongated 18-karat white gold case of the timepiece is slim and expertly designed to sit perfectly on the wrist.

The dial is crafted in natural mother-of-pearl, delicately hand-painted in a gradation of colors that transition from dark blue at the base to an ethereal shade of purple at the top. The captivating sunrise features an aperture for the moon phase complication. Marking the 20th anniversary of the Avenue collection, this limited edition timepiece features a moon phase counter that has been maximized. The moon completes its cycle against a sparkling blue night sky accompanied by stars.

Avenue Classic 20th Anniversary Moon Phase © Harry Winston
Avenue Classic 20th Anniversary Moon Phase © Harry Winston

Diamonds are perennial favorites at Harry Winston and play a significant role on the dial. Crowning the 18-karat white gold Harry Winston Emerald applique at 12 o’clock are brilliant-cut diamonds in marquise-shaped white gold settings that recall Harry Winston’s signature clustering technique. A closer inspection reveals that the cluster of diamonds framing the logo together with the vertical rows of diamonds in the center of the dial, recreate the arched doorway of Harry Winston’s New York Salon. The door is flanked by more cluster-style diamonds, and just below the moon phase aperture, a semi-circle of diamonds serves as the small seconds counter on the dial.

Once again, the expertise of Harry Winston’s gem-setters comes to life on the extraordinary 18-karat white gold bracelet, which features 216 blue, pink and purple sapphires, in varying shades, in unique two-row arrangements, and 66 brilliant-cut diamonds. The fully-set bracelet is composed of three flexible white gold links, with the outer links recreating the shape of Harry Winston’s famous arched entrance. Like the dial, the bracelet highlights the art of color gradation through precious gemstones. With varying intensity and saturation, the blue, pink and purple sapphires on the bracelet echo the color scheme of the dial and gently transition from darker, more intensely saturated gemstones at the top, to softer hues that eventually fade into the brilliant white diamonds near the clasp.

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