Project Z timepieces have always expressed Harry Winston’s contemporary creative aspirations with radically modern and sporty accents. Here is another model from the Project Z series with an unusual interpretation of the retrograde indication of hours and minutes.
Like all its predecessors, Project Z12 is housed in a Zalium case, measuring 42.2mm x 11.2mm, the brand’s exclusive, high-performance alloy. It has double AR-coated sapphire crystals and it is water resistant to 100 meters.
The jumping retrograde hour and the retrograde minute functions, which animate the dial and are ingeniously arranged on a central disc, are held in place by a blue trellised bridge, an explicit reference to the suspension bridges that span New York City, Harry Winston’s hometown.
It has a three-dimensional architectural dial with blue hour and minute circle and matching hour markers. Sapphire luminescent date disc. The two hands move over a 140-degree field and when each reaches the end of its rotation, it jumps back.
Movement is the Swiss automatic Harry Winston in-house caliber HW3306 with 35 jewels, 28,800 vph and a power reserve of 68 hours. It features a flat silicon balance spring, an 18kt engraved openworked white gold rotor with circular Cotes de Geneve decoration.
It comes on a calfskin leather strap with denim effect, and a rubber base. Zalium ardillon buckle with folding safety clasp.