Harry Winston is known for their diamond collection and other works of art, which have literally transformed the way that we look at diamond jewelry today. Harry Winston and his rare timepieces’ collection seek to combine the two forms of luxury into one. Naturally, as a renowned jeweler, Harry Winston’s designs are going to have diamonds, but that doesn’t stop this Swiss manufacturer from also employing the most up-to-date techniques in watchmaking to his pieces, making for both visually stunning and supremely functional timepieces.
With a name like Midnight Monochrome, it doesn’t stretch the imagination to guess that this model is a dressy ladies’ watch. Even though this timepiece comes in a case diameter of 39mm, which is traditionally the beginning of the gent’s size category, the aesthetics of the watch paint a totally different picture. The biggest giveaway to me that says oversized ladies’ watch is the pink satin strap. The ardillon clasp is also made from rose gold matching the case.
The case is sculpted from 18kt rose gold which complements the pink strap beautifully. As far as the type of gold, rose gold has definitely been the leader among watch manufacturers, as this is the hardest alloy of gold on today’s market. 91 diamonds are individually set into the bezel, with a further 12 diamonds on the dial. The diamonds used are of the highest quality ranging from VVS to IF for clarity and with Top Wesselton color. Diamonds are also featured on the lugs for a very dressy appeal. Total carat weight on this watch is 0.95ct.
One of the more striking attributes of this watch is the silvery, metallic dial, which is fashioned to carry the texture and look of slate. The dial features applied rose gold toned hour markers and hands which offer great legibility against the dial. Powering the Harry Winston Midnight Monochrome is a quartz movement chosen for its precision. This model enjoys s 30 meter protection against water pressure.