Flitting across the sky, butterflies create a whimsical kaleidoscope of iridescent color. And though their life span is short, their beauty will be preserved forever in Harry Winston’s Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm watch collection.
In an effort to create truly original timepieces, Harry Winston’s designers spent 3 years researching how to harvest the exquisite powder on butterfly wings. The powder is then painstakingly applied to the watch dials by hand (a technique never before used in the watch industry), guaranteeing that no two timepieces are exactly the same. Like the wings of a butterfly in flight, the finished dials catch and scatter light in different directions depending on the viewing angle, making each watch an awe-inspiring objet d’art.
Each of the four watches in the collection—two in white gold and two in rose gold—features a different marquetry butterfly motif on the dial, encircled by a ring of diamonds on the bezel. The automatic movement, visible through the back crystal, carries a 72-hour power reserve. Priced from $41,500, the collection will be available in Harry Winston stores worldwide beginning this month. (harrywinston.com)