Watch Review: Harry Winston unveils Avenue Dual Time
14 high-heeled shoes in the works, Harry Winston has just announced that the count called Avenue off-center dual time again. It has a left local time, by retrograde display – and family time on the right, through the traditional hour and minute hands.
The local time display (left) has a angled red indicator hand that moves through the three vertical apertures, indicating the hour. According to Harry Winston, “The second timezone works in a different way. Pulling on the crown removes the red hand from sight. The time is set using a small disc located in the opening at the center of the dial. Pushing in the crown, the hand returns to its position. This sequence is essential to the proper functioning of the retrograde system that displays the local time. The hand moves gradually from 0 to 12 o’clock, before instantly returning to 0 to start over.”
On the (right) are hour and minute hands that represent the home time, along with a square date aperture at 6 o’clock, and a day-night indicator just under the dial.
The case has an entirely brushed finish, available in either Zalium, a lightweight, corrosion and scratch resistant alloy invented and patented by Harry Winston. Or for the first time at Harry Winston, Sedna gold, which is a patented non-fading rose gold alloy from Omega. This unique 18K gold alloy has a high proportion of palladium instead of the silver usual in rose gold alloys. (Both Omega and Harry Winston are owned by the Swatch Group.)
Case dimensions are 53.8 mm x 35.8 mm x 10.7 mm. Curved caseback, sloped lugs, and crown set at an angle for a better fit. Sapphire crystals front and back. Water-resistance is 30 meters.
Running at 4Hz, automatic caliber HW3502 has 281 components, 32 jewels, and an 18K white gold rotor. The bridges are decorated with a Côtes de Genève finish, circular graining, and chamfered/polished edges.
The Harry Winston Avenue Dual Time is paired with a matte black (or brown) alligator leather strap and Zalium (or Sedna gold buckle).