The Avenue Dual Time, though in an entirely new case, incorporates the basic design principles of the House’s Avenue Collection — rectangular shapes and a central arch that embraces the hand-sewn alligator strap. Its size - 53.80 mm long and 35.80 mm wide - is only one of the many qualities that contribute to its grand presence. Its powerful styling is ever present: in the clear lines that define the dial, in the facetted lugs, and in the diamond-chamfered lines of the case. The timepiece allows for comfortable wear, as the slope of the lugs and the curved caseback are designed to accommodate the contours of the wrist. Its distinctive crown, unlike traditional versions, is set at an angle, offering further proof that Harry Winston’s watchmaking sets new standards and invents new horological concepts.
This case is made of Zalium™, an ultra-light alloy developed by and exclusive to Harry Winston. For the first time, Harry Winston also uses Sedna™ gold, giving the timepiece a warmer color and finer finish. This unique 18K gold alloy has a high proportion of palladium instead of the silver usual in rose gold alloys.
The dial of the Avenue Dual Time has its own distinctive character, revealed through twin indications. The indications are split into two zones on two floors, with two levels of display, two types of indication and two styles of finish. The main time zone is offset on the right and has two hands under smoked sapphire crystal. This dial is closest to the movement and is set with hour markers that are perfectly visible. On the left, a second dial, closer to the crystal, reveals local time. The careful arrangement of vertical openings gives the Avenue Dual Time a unique personality. The local time zone’s hands successively cross these windows, vanishing from one to reappear in the next.
The off-center dual time indicators are driven by the automatic caliber HW3502. The crown controls all functions. The main time zone has a day/night indicator. 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. Notably, the caliber HW3502 is not only a display tool, it is also finished in the most superlative manner.