The Year of the Rooster.
The rooster is the tenth of the twelve animals represented in the Chinese Zodiac and is a symbol of confidence, fidelity and courage. To celebrate the Year of the Rooster, Harry Winston has created a very special 18-karat rose gold timepiece. Painted entirely by hand, the Premier Rooster Automatic 36mm marks the second time the House has used the refined art of Grand Feu enamel on a dial.
A fusion of Oriental symbols and classic Harry Winston DNA In Chinese mythology, the rooster embodies the masculine forces of yang. To balance and harmonize the male yang, beautiful white magnolia flowers, which symbolize the feminine energy of yin, surround the rooster. Limited to just eight watches, the Premier Rooster Automatic 36mm honors yet another deeply rooted Chinese tradition – the number eight is considered to be the luckiest and most auspicious of numbers. In addition to the rich Oriental symbolism on the dial, the Premier Rooster Automatic 36mm has all the markings of a classic Harry Winston timepiece. The dazzling emerald-cut diamond crowning the dial celebrates Mr. Winston’s love for emerald cut stones. The name Harry Winston has been hand-painted, just to the left of the rooster’s brilliant red comb. Additionally, the rooster’s deep blue feathers allude to Mr. Winston’s passion for blue diamonds, especially the legendary Hope Diamond.
A distinctive collection and a refined movement.
The Premier was the first timepiece collection launched by the House of Harry Winston in 1989 and was designed to capture emblematic codes of the New York jewelry brand. The diamond-set lugs, at either end of the round 36mm case, emulate the famous arched stone entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon. Diamonds have always had a starring role in the Premier collection and the 18-karat rose gold case of the Premier Rooster Automatic 36mm sparkles with the light of 57 brilliant-cut diamonds, as does the rose gold ardillon buckle on the black satin strap set, which is set with a further 17 brilliant-cut diamonds. The signature attention to detail that characterizes all Harry Winston creations is maintained all the way to the Swiss-made automatic movement equipped with a silicon balance spring to ensure superlative precision. Decorated with circular Côtes de Genève, the movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
Harry Winston Premier Rooster Automatic 36mm
Case in 18K rose gold, Power reserve 72 hours, 57 brilliant-cut diamonds, dial in 18K gold base with hand-painted Grand Feu enamel 1 emerald-cut diamond. Limited edition: 8 pieces.