The Ocean Biretrograde 36mm features bold, elegant details, including an ex-centered Hour/Minute display and two retrograde functions. Designed for ladies, this new interpretation showcases mechanisms imbued with a technological beauty that do not go unnoticed.
The mechanical complication movement – that has been part of the Ocean Lady collection since its launch in 2006 – has been entirely redesigned and notably features a silicon balance-spring. In addition to silicon’s resistance to corrosion, the material is highly durable and wears well over time. This recent technological innovation is an integral part of Harry Winston’s continued pursuit of excellence in design. The House’s creative approach involves a constant concern for details that will appeal to connoisseurs. These details are exemplified in new mechanical House identity: bridges adorned with a circular Côtes de Genève centered around the balance; and a new design for the rose gold oscillating weight on women’s models, which are specific to each collection. This revisited caliber shows a keen focus on space and ensures a read-off that is airy, yet easy to decipher.
The indexes are shaped like an emerald-cut diamond, a shape dear to Mr. Winston’s heart. They are extended by clearly visible diamonds also picked up on the retrograde seconds and day counters, irresistibly swept over by the graceful dance of their respective hands.
The raised counters, as well as the invisible wall-to-wall diamond-setting on the shimmering mother-of-pearl, are delicately layered, further enhancing the architectural quality of the dial. Shown in a subtle blue-gray shade, that hovers between day and night, it exudes a mysterious and seductive quality, while further accentuating the contemporary nature of the model.
The case is fitted with an entirely redesigned crown, beveled decorative pushers, elongated lugs and arches with even purer lines. The size and quality of the gems adorning each part reflect the House’s legacy of the finest diamonds. The House’s expert gem-setters have exercised their precious skills in ensuring that each stone is set with a minimal amount of visible metal – a beautiful nod to Harry Winston’s heritage of exceptional designs that speak directly to women’s hearts.