Harry Winston Histoire De Tourbillon 6 is More of Everything
If we had one bone to pick with ultra-high-end watches – besides the fact we can’t afford one, of course – it’s that there seems to be a limited amount of imagination and creativity with regard to devising their overall appearance. Yes, there’s a fair amount of variety with regard to materials, colors and design of the face, but more often than not, the shape of the case is round, square or somewhere in between. That’s great for geometric symmetry and simplicity, but not so great for packaging flexibility. The Harry Winston firm decided to break the chains of watch shape monotony, and the result is…well…different.
Officially titled the Harry Winston Histoire De Tourbillon 6, this curious clock for your carpus is an absolute beast, measuring 49 mm tall, 55 mm wide and 21.8 mm thick! Into that monolithic 18K white gold case, the Harry Winston artisans have installed a Caliber HW4701 movement (comprised of 683 parts!) that powers two independent hour indicators via a triple-axis tourbillion, plus a karussel that completes a full rotation in 30 seconds, a power remaining gauge and two additional dials. It’s a truly monstrous feat of design and manufacturing, and is priced accordingly: Word is Harry Winston will ask approximately $600,000 for each of the 20 Histoire De Tourbillon 6s it plans to produce. Our head hurts just reading that number but, on the bright side, not even Xzibit can say he owns a watch that’s wearing a watch, and that counts for something, doesn’t it?
Source: Harry Winston