Harry Winston Excenter Tourbillon, developed with Peter Speake-Marin.
|Feb 02, 2005,02:14 AM - (view entire thread)||
By: azean (anonymous)  | PM
Harry Winston Rare Timepieces introduces Excenter Tourbillon.
Basel is only months away and it is that exciting time of the year where watch enthusiasts await the unveiling of what's new this year. For Harry Winston, 2005 will be the year of introducing several new and very interesting pieces. One of the new models that Harry Winston has come up with this year is the new Excenter Tourbillon.
The complication is not new to Harry Winston Rare Timepieces, in fact, they have had Tourbillons in their previous partnerships with other independent watchmakers in Switzerland. This time however, is the first model with a Tourbillon housed within an Excenter casing. Moreover, you can trust Harry Winston in spotting the real talents in the industry, and this year The Excenter Tourbillon has been developed in conjunction with none other than, Peter Speake-Marin. Here is what he said about this watch, ?I was asked by HW to design a classical tourbillon with contemporary elements. ? and I have worked in parallel with Harry Winston designing the technical foundation as well as the overall aesthetics of the movement.
The Ruthenium finish dial and the white gold hour circle in white gold give the watch a sense of unity. Note the diamond is set in the center of the Tourbillon bridge, as well as behind. Traditional jewels are replaced by blue sapphires and of course even the screws are blued. Speaking of the color blue, perhaps one of the most understated details that has been clearly thought out is the bluing of the HW logo that is placed instead of "6" at the hour circle. As the power reserve is nestled at the back, the wearer will not know when to wind it; furthermore, as it is a pain to take the watch off each time the wearer wants to know when to wind it, Harry Winston has cleverly figured out a way to remind the wearer. The HW logo turns electric blue when it is less than 25 hour left on the double power reserve. Very clever indeed. This ingenuity was inspired by vintage British racing cars with two fuel tanks and a warning when to refuel.
The watch seems to deceive the viewer as the beauty of the watch lies not only at the front but equally from behind. Underneath the sapphire case-back lies a 110 hour power reserves indicated by two hands; 0-55 on the left and 55-110 on the right, both indicated by a set of beautiful blue hands in retrograde action.
Excenter Tourbillon will come only in Platinum, Rose Gold and Platinum set with gems.
Name: Excenter Tourbillon
Ref. of the model pictured: 200/MMT40PL.T
Movement: Hand-wound tourbillon HW400A developed with Peter Speake-Marin.
Functions: Off-centred hours and minutes. 110-hour power reserve, displayed by a double indicator. Warning of remaining 25 hours power reserve.
Case: 40mm, platinum
Dial: Ruthenium finish with hour and minute circles in 18-carat white gold
Crystal: Sapphire, with double anti-reflection treatment
Case-back: Sapphire, with double anti-reflection treatment
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator leather with folding clasp
Water-resistance: 30 metres (3ATM)
Collection : The Premier Collection
- Main Post Harry Winston Excenter Tourbillon, developed with Peter Speake-Marin. - azean: February 2nd, 2005-02:14
- Way cool! - PeterCDE: February 2nd, 2005-03:15
- The dimensions and numbers produced. - azean: February 3rd, 2005-06:06
- Talk about substantial pieces! - PeterCDE: February 4th, 2005-03:03
- Answers by Andrew were very close - CLUE MONGER: February 2nd, 2005-03:15
- Thank you. Actually it was 'Maths' who first came up with the - 219: February 3rd, 2005-11:11
- Very inventive styling. The front dial resembles the detail through the ... - Kevin: February 2nd, 2005-03:15
- very cool piece! - ei8htohms: February 2nd, 2005-04:16
- Wow that is beautiful! Love the HW logo turning blue >> - AnthonyTsai: February 2nd, 2005-04:16
- Very interesting design. I would not mind seeing one in person. (nt) - Ronald Held: February 3rd, 2005-09:09
- Like nearly all the marketed tourbillons, - Lou Browning: February 2nd, 2005-06:18
- This is why God created Patek Philippe ... - Marcus Hanke: February 3rd, 2005-07:07
- Beautiful design and execution. - IanS: February 2nd, 2005-10:22
- Hang on a minute, this is not the Opus 5?>>> - Rob: February 2nd, 2005-10:22
- Interesting and different from most marketed tourbillons >> - MTF: February 3rd, 2005-12:12
- The pictures of the watch are very appealing to me; I can't wait to see the watch in - ThomasM: February 3rd, 2005-01:01
- I like it! - SJX: February 3rd, 2005-06:06
- Having a beautiful single axis tourbiilon the traditional way! - bernard cheong: February 3rd, 2005-07:07
- Why? - Graham: February 4th, 2005-12:12
- no way - ei8htohms: February 4th, 2005-03:03
- John I think Graham is right on this one.... - RT: February 4th, 2005-06:06
- can you post a pic of the one you're thinking of? - ei8htohms: February 4th, 2005-05:17
- Here's a couple (pics) - RT: February 4th, 2005-07:19
- why not? - ThomasM: February 4th, 2005-07:07
- Some thoughts - RT: February 4th, 2005-01:13
- I am just surprised - Graham: February 5th, 2005-01:01
- I?d say it depends - PeterCDE: February 5th, 2005-03:03
- Good points Peter. Now I am eager to find out.. - RT: February 5th, 2005-08:08
- Re: I am just surprised - azean: February 5th, 2005-03:03
- Thanks Azean! Like the watch in general and some comments - RT: February 4th, 2005-06:06
- I would agree with Roger on this - put Peter's name in there somewhere, - 219: February 5th, 2005-12:24
- Peter's name is indeed present. - azean: February 7th, 2005-05:05
- I should look more closely next time! - 219: February 7th, 2005-10:10
- LOL! Very humble of you Andrew. Do see it in person if you get the chance ; ) nt - azean: February 7th, 2005-10:10
- Clarification - Peter Speake-Marin: February 5th, 2005-09:09
- Thanks for the clarification and comments, Peter. Cheers! -nt - Curtis for David Lou: February 5th, 2005-09:09
- Thanks a lot Mr. Speake-Marin! - SuitbertW: February 5th, 2005-09:09
- Thanks very much Mr. Speake-Marin. Looking forward to your articles. nt - RT: February 5th, 2005-10:10
- Thank you very much Peter for the clarification. - azean: February 5th, 2005-10:10
- Thanks, Peter. I can't wait! (nt) - ThomasM: February 5th, 2005-11:11
- thanks sincerely for the information/clarification, looking forward to learning more! - ei8htohms: February 5th, 2005-03:15
- That?s good to know! Thank you a lot! - PeterCDE: February 5th, 2005-06:18
- I know you did magnificent work..thnak you - bernard cheong: February 5th, 2005-10:22
- It looks like an excellent job all around to me. - IanS: February 6th, 2005-10:10
- Sublime!! can't wait to see it in the flesh!! (nt) - alex: February 7th, 2005-05:05
- In my very humble opinion. - P. Ma: February 9th, 2005-06:18