Exploring the movement and sculpture of the complication, the Histoire de Tourbillon 1 envisions a modern interpretation of the tourbillon, through innovative materials and a highly sophisticated mechanism.
Sleek and unique, the 48mm case is constructed of white gold and Zalium, an ultra‐light zirconium‐based alloy, known for its low density, high‐thermal resistance, and high durability.
On the technical side, the timepiece features two 25° inclined singleaxis tourbillons with rapid 36‐second rotations, which work together to neutralize any effects of gravity. This high rotational speed minimizes prolonged exposure of the regulator to natural gravity.
Comprised of 88 components, each ultra‐light system weighs a mere 0.46 grams, allowing the cages to effectively perform the rapid 36‐second rotations. Drawing focus to the harmony of the mechanisms, sculptural elements further emphasize the perfectly regulated and rapid movement of the two tourbillons. Known as hypnotic art, this creates the illusion that the two tourbillons are moving towards the sapphire crystal glass.
Diameter of the case: 48mm
Movement: mechanical, double tourbillon, manual winding
Material: white gold and Zalium
Limited Edition of 20 pieces
Harry Winston timepieces are manufactured in Geneva, the fine watchmaking capital of the world