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Harry Winston Only Watch 2013 Midnight Big Date

by Philip Kaspar
22 July, 2013
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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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On September 28th, 2013 in Monaco, Harry Winston is taking part in the Only Watch charity auction organized by the Monegasque Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM) under the patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.
This year, Harry Winston is dedicating an exclusive model from the elegant Midnight Collection to the Only Watch initiative.

Harry Winston’s Only Watch Midnight Big Date is topped with a bezel discreetly bearing the three iconic arches of the Harry Winston Fifth Avenue salon in New York City, the case is crafted in 18K polished rose gold. Its 42 mm diameter frames a mechanical automatic winding movement composed of 297 parts, with a 72 hour power reserve it has an 18K rose gold skeletonised rotor, circular grained and hand-chamfered, visible through a sapphire-crystal display back.

The watch has a black, broad snailed-finish dial, emphasising the sleek and contemporary elegance of this model. The chapter ring is placed at noon and features a discreet baguette emerald-cut diamond (0.019 ct) at 12 o’clock. The arrangement offers each element a prime place and gives depth to the dial, offering the leading role to a large date that takes an uncompromising stand at 6 o’clock.

A single brilliant-cut pink diamond (0.005 ct) is perched discreetly above the large date. This idea originates from Harry Winston’s habit of keeping one of his gems in his pocket for the sheer pleasure of rolling it between his fingers. Dedicated to a noble cause, this unique model chooses understated elegance to better highlight the sophistication of the time indications and will doubtlessly appeal to collectors of fine watchmaking who appreciate exceptional craftsmanship.

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Philip is widely travelled and has worked as a freelance journalist covering several topics including fashion, travel and watches. He also spent five years in the heart of the Swiss watchmaking industry in La Chaux de Fonds. Philip reports on all the latest watch news and is our WatchCrime reporter.

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