Harry Winston Launch Party for Ocean Sport Collection

By Eleanor Luther

Fine jewellery and watchmaker Harry Winston held a lavish party in Central London last week to mark the preview launch of the brand’s Ocean Sport Collection of timepieces.

Taking place at London watch store Kronometry 1999 on New Bond Street, and organised by Fleur Cooper from Nastrovia, the event drew watch connoisseurs and industry figures who came to view the stunning new range of men’s and women’s watches being showcased.

A live DJ, canapés, cocktails and champagne helped keep guests entertained in the intimate venue, with staff on hand to reveal the watches from behind glass cabinets to those wanting a closer inspection.

Carved out of an exclusive, ultra-resilient Zalium Alloy, typically used in aeronautical engineering, the new watch collection is billed as being at the cutting edge of technology. Each watch features several Harry Winston trademarks including taut, prominent arches and angular pushers on either side of a Zalium crown.

The men’s range features an Ocean Sport Automatic (£9,700) and an Ocean Sport Chronograph (£16,200), each with a 44mm diameter made from Zalium that is DLC-coated on the indexes, a flange bearing a chapter ring, and Superluminova markers ensuring optimal readability.

The women’s range includes an Ocean Sport Quartz (£8,400) and an Ocean Sport Chronograph (£14,600). Available in two dial versions – silver or slate-toned – the Quartz boasts a notched bezel surrounding a sunray guilloche dial swept over by luminescent bevelled hands, whilst the indexes are set with 30 diamonds.

Featuring a bezel set with nine diamonds and graced with engraved indexes, the women’s Chronograph has a three-dimensional spiral-shaped watch face combining a sunray satin-brushed central finish and an off-centred rhodium-coloured ring with a Côtes de Genève finishing, punctuated by a single diamond.

The official launch of the Harry Winston Ocean Sport Collection will take place at the prestigious SalonQP watch fair at the Saatchi Gallery in London next month.

By Eleanor Luther