Premier Monkey Automatic 36mm in honor of the Chinese New Year - Limited Edition


  • Premier Monkey Automatic 36mm in honor of the Chinese New Year
  • 12.02.2015
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Harry Winston presents the Premier Monkey Automatic 36mm in honor of the Chinese New Year

A tiny monkey, deftly suspended from a glittering gemstone, glints on a backdrop of pink and gold: this enchanting spectacle has been dreamed up by the artisans of Harry Winston Timepieces to celebrate Chinese New Year.

The Year of the Monkey begins this February 8th. The monkey is the ninth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and a ubiquitous symbol of Chinese culture. This year, the Premier Collection draws on the savoir-faire of Harry Winston to offer an interpretation of this emblematic creature.

The dial of the Premier Monkey Automatic 36mm makes a dazzling first impression. A pink mother-of-pearl twinkles with flecks of 24K gold, each inlaid one by one in tiny individually carved hollows, creating a magnificent pink and gold constellation. Delicately affixed to this luminous backdrop is an 18K gold carved monkey with a diamond for an eye. Appearing to grasp the bezel at 9 o’clock, his tail winds around a 0.09-carat emerald-cut diamond at 12 o’clock. In a profile carved from yellow gold appliqué with marquise-cut openwork, the dimensions appear fleshed out and the creature seems to come to life. The subtle cutouts evoke Jianzhi, or paper cutting, a prized art form used since the dawn of time to convey traditional Chinese wishes of prosperity and a long life.

The Premier Monkey Automatic 36mm is driven by a mechanical automatic movement equipped with a flat silicon balance spring, visible through the sapphire crystal on the case back. The Circular Côtes de Genève finishes are impeccably executed. The timepiece is presented in a rose gold case that measures 36 mm in diameter and is secured by a stylish black satin strap. The bezel, lugs and ardillon buckle are set with 74 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 2.47 carats that sparkle with all the fire of Harry Winston jewelry.

This is a limited edition of only eight pieces.

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