Harry Winston The Premier Collection™ Artistic Crafts

November 2, 2015

Harry Winston The Premier Collection™
Artistic Crafts

Mr. Winston’s tradition of excellence in creativity and design is remembered in these artistic creations. Each new model recalls our founder’s desire to push aesthetic boundaries and honors his legacy. His pioneering vision is brought to life in the Premier Collection, strikingly beautiful in both artistry and design. The House of Harry Winston proudly invites you to enjoy a truly exquisite moment and discover its new creations.

Premier Shinde Automatic 36mm
Our founder, Mr. Winston met Ambaji V. Shinde – whom he used to call the gem behind the gems – in 1955 during a trip to Bombay, and immediately recognized the similarities in their passion for creativity and design. Mr. Shinde became the iconic designer of the House, infusing Harry Winston treasures with his extraordinarily inventive touch.

In memory of iconic creations
The three Premier Shinde models are inspired by archival records of Mr. Shinde’s jewelry creations. They reinterpret two of his necklace designs – including the famous “Star of the Desert” – and a tiara, all masterpieces and an important part of the history of the House.

The essence of the original jewelry creations is captured and portrayed on the dial of each of these timepieces, all featuring a 36 mm case. The symbolic motif is created using a special gold engraving technique. Technical constraints created a challenge and called for close cooperation between the engraving artisan and the designer. The dial is entirely relief-engraved. A slender 24-carat thread is used, daintily resembling a cannetille – a small filigree-type element composed of spirally twisted gold thread. Measuring a mere four-tenths of a millimeter, its capabilities and resulting design are truly extraordinary.

A stunning combination of artistic crafts
Harry Winston creates a series of enchanting dials enhanced with gold engraving, continuing its sacred tradition of ornamentation.
The dials of the Premier Shinde models are made of Grand Feu enamel, a supremely demanding material. The enamel is fired at temperatures between 800 and 900°C, a temperature so extreme that it can jeopardize the work done up until that point. The studied firing operation reveals the beauty and depth of the colors. Harry Winston chose to pair Grand Feu enamel with a touch of gold, creating a multi-layered effect.

The eye immediately recognizes the jewelry motif and marquise-cut stones – from one to eight – depending on the model. Driven by a mechanical automatic movement, the timepiece is equipped with a silicon balance-spring. More than just a jewelry model, at its heart, the Premier Shinde tells the treasured story of the brand.

Technical specifications

Harry Winston Premier Shinde Automatic 36mm Movement Caliber
HW2008 Type
Mechanical, automatic Movement dimensions
 Diameter: 26.2 mm
 Height: 3.37 mm Number of components
186 Number of jewels
28 Frequency
28,800 vibrations / hour (4Hz) Balance spring
Flat silicon balance spring Finishes
Circular Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating, circular graining
Hours and minutes Case
18K rose gold Case dimensions
 Diameter: 36.0 mm
 Height: 8.4 mm Crystal
Sapphire Case back
Open, sapphire crystal Water resistance
3 bars Gemsetting on the case
57 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.32 carats)
Gold dial with Grand Feu enamel and gold spangles, Tiara lacework décor in 24K gold, 3 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.08 carats) Strap
Glossy black alligator leather strap
18K white gold ardillon buckle set with 17 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 0.15 carats)
Total carat weight
77 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 2.55 carats)
. 18K rose gold, Gold dial with Grand Feu enamel and gold spangles, Necklace décor in 24K gold, 1 marquise-cut diamond (approx. 0.02 carats), Glossy black alligator leather strap
. 18K rose gold, Gold dial with Grand Feu enamel and gold spangles, Star of the Desert décor in 24K gold, 8 marquise-cut diamonds (approx. 0.21 carats), Glossy black alligator leather strap
Limited edition
50 pieces Collection
Harry Winston The Premier Collection™
Alligator leather strap – origin: Mississippiensis
Harry Winston reserves the right to modify this model and its technical characteristics