Harry Winston has lately introduced another chapter within their Histoire p Tourbillon line, the Harry Winston Histoire P Tourbillon 6. It’s typically probably the most complicated watches, but launched using the smallest amount of functional illustrations – you suspected it: one front view. To sum everything up here real quick: a triple-axis tourbillon, another karussel, 683 parts, two time signs, resetting on the job the 2nd indication, carriage stop around the karussel, over 80 hrs of energy reserve, along with a monstrous 55-millimeter situation. Take everything into consideration, and you’ll understand why it baffles me why such halo pieces – because, in the end, such releases would be the epitome of halo releases – are first showed with only just one front look at the timepiece. Illustration-rant over, we are able to move onto similarly mind-dazzling, although a lot more interesting issues now – from the mechanical kind!
The left hands side from the highly asymmetrical Harry Winston Histoire p Tourbillon 6 dial is, obviously, centered through the triple-axis tourbillon, hidden under what seems to become a bulbous azure very as well as an arched bridge acquiring the whole mechanism. It is a fast animal too: the innermost carriage that consists of the total amount wheel and escapement pinion includes a 45-second rotation cycle, the intermediate carriage includes a 75-second rotation cycle, as the outer carriage takes 300 seconds to create a full rotation. Minimal common multiple of individuals figures is 900, meaning it requires around fifteen minutes for that balance wheel revisit its original position. Quite simply, the total amount wheel occupies exactly the same position only four occasions every hour.
There’s impressive news for individuals obsessive about the concept behind the particular functionality from the tourbillon – which would be to average out positional errors by constantly rotating (re-positioning) the total amount wheel. Which is understanding the balance wheel and spring from the Harry Winston Histoire p Tourbillon 6 are spinning as freely wide as Sandra Bullock was at the film Gravity. The tourbillon set up by itself consists of 141 parts and weighs in at only 1.85 grams – even though that appears remarkably light, it is actually a really heavy structure considering it needs to be stopped and hang into motion six occasions every second, because the frequency from the balance wheels is 3 Hertz (21,600 oscillations each hour).
Around the right hands side from the Harry Winston Histoire p Tourbillon 6 dial, a karussel is uncovered in the 1 o’clock position: this, quite clearly, is really a device that rotates on one-axis, creating a full rotation in 30-seconds – noticeably quicker than your average one-minute tourbillon. The truly interesting part would be that the second time display – using the blue indices and skeletonized hands, situated underneath the karussel – is in the beginning what it really appears: again display that’s from the karussel, and therefore, with the crown within the right hands side from the situation, could be set individually in the other indication.
However, using the a pusher in the 2 o’clock position from the situation, both hour and minute hands could be totally reset to zero, permitting this second display for use like a chronograph. Even though you will find no running seconds – apart from the karussel itself which, again, constitutes a full rotation in 30 seconds – I believe a great idea then one that might be fascinating to determine on other, possibly more broadly available watches. The truth is that, sometimes, timing occasions with to-the-second precision isn’t necessary, however, having the ability to make use of this display either as again zone or perhaps a 12-hour chronograph easily makes up for the possible lack of chronograph seconds. I, personally, prefer to time journeys – something can scarcely use a 30-minute chronograph and much more rarely should do with precision towards the second.
For the dimensions: it’s 40.90mm by 45.08mm and 17.30mm thick. “Around the bigger side,” you’d say? Well, individuals are the length of only the movement itself, uncased. Not too there’s anything wrong with this, as a result remarkably complicated pieces do often have this large – and again, should you put that into perspective, we’re searching in an incredible little machine that measures under 2 ” in almost any direction.
The asymmetrical situation from the Harry Winston Histoire p Tourbillon 6 is, obviously, consequently massive: 55mm by 49mm (that’s for that edges from the bezel) having a thickness of 21.80 millimeters. The situation is within 18k white gold or platinum – having a place of blue in the ceramic pusher over the crown around the right. Oddly enough, the situation includes a rather beautifully curved, cushion-formed fundamental contour around it that’s then greatly changed through the two circular additions around the right hands side – as if some mind-dazzling horological complications increased from a far more decently sized watch, making space on their own within the situation.
We will add the price for the most complicated Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon piece yet once it becomes available – although we expect it to be somewhere around $600,000 for one of the 20 pieces of this limited edition.