Harry Winston Tourbillon Glissiere – Intro to Watchmaking Artistry

Harry Winston Tourbillon Glissiere is a timepiece that introduces the mechanics of fine watchmaking with an amazing view to the artistry of time.

At first glance this rectangular case watch beckons one for a closer view of its mechanical artistry that strikingly resembles the wheels of a full forged ahead steam locomotive howling down the railroad tracks – with all signs pointing to Harry Winston as its destination. This timepiece certainly arrives on time with its limited special edition of 51 pieces. It’s all aboard as this timepiece is pulling out of the station for a journey into amazing watchmaking artistry.

Harry Winston, known as the master jeweler-watchmaker of Haute Horology, continues it established tradition of watchmaking to the highest aesthetical detail with its Harry Winston Tourbillon Glissiere watch.

The rectangular case features an open dial that exhibits the manual winding and time setting system, its direct drive through the back of the watch to the barrel arbor and under-dial work. On one side of the winding system are two sliding blocks of platinum with have spiked racks that directly engage the winding rachet; the opposite side has a stylized wings that cranks up the ratchet via pinions. The rails for the sliding weights are so smooth – oil would create friction. The flying tourbillon animates the endless wheels through time in precision jumps of six degrees of arc.

Tourbillon Glissiere is housed inside a 49 mm X 47 mm white gold case with a scratch sapphire crystal. The watch balance runs at 21,600 vibrations per hour and has a one-minute Tourbillon. It has 37 ruby jewel bearings with a diamond end stone. It also features 120 hours of power reserve with single barrel manual winding. It is water-resistant up to 30m and has a beautiful hand-stitched black alligator leather strap.

The Harry Tourbillon Glissiere is a view into the mechanical artistry of jewelry-watchmaking that Harry Winston has perpetuated through high-quality craftsmanship and time honored Swiss watchmaking tradition. Harry Winston launched into making fine timepieces in 1989 establishing its brand with creative dimensional timepieces. The company applied the same flawless traditions used to produce jewelry in its manufacturing of its timepiece collections. This meticulous practice of excellence and expertise allows the company to produce authentic and luxurious gem-set watches that exemplify fine design with aspiring technical complications.

The Harry Tourbillon Glissiere lives up to the technical complication and visual artistry of the brands’ marquee. This exclusive limited edition of 51 pieces is available to distinguished watch connoisseurs that desire a watched steeped in the tradition of artistry.

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