For fourteen years, the Project Z series created by Harry Winston draws inspiration from architecture. Its timepieces feature a three-dimensional dial with a Zalium case as the outer shell.
This high-tech material is the logo of the brand. It is an alloy of aluminum and zirconium, which is ultra-light and corrosion-resistant.
The new Z14 project uses a 42.2 mm x 10.7 mm case, and its shape, lugs, crown and arch are reminiscent of the entrance to Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue flagship salon.
The dial adopts a hollow structure, which is characterized by a color palette with gray tones. The hands and indexes on the off-center counter at noon use blue tones, and the 120-degree hour, minute and second arch, with a scale from 0 to 30 seconds. After 30 seconds, the red second hand immediately returned due to a system with a snail-shaped cam and a return spring. The mechanical principle of the retrograde second hand is visible behind its counter.
Gray dominates the rest of the dial, while black is used for the frame elements and grids of the off-center dial. The horizontal and vertical parts work together to form a linear image.
Behind the dial is the HW2202 movement, which is a 4 Hz (28,800 vibrations per hour) automatic movement. Its power comes from a hollow gold rotor that provides a 65-hour power reserve. top quality watches