This new Harry Winston watch has something of the brand’s design DNA, with the three rectangular elements at the crown that are a reference to the historic boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York. In two versions, rose gold and white gold, the watch is 42 mm in diameter, 10.2 mm thick, and has a silver dial, on which it is difficult not to see influences from other Swatch Group brands (Harry Winston was purchased by Swatch Group in 2013). For example, the Glashütte Original PanoMaticLunar has a similar combination of intersecting subdials and moon phase display, and the date ring is very similar to the Grande Seconde Quantième Ivory Enamel by Jaquet Droz.
Also on the dial is a diamond, brilliant-cut 0.003 carats, after the brand name, and the HW logo in an emerald-shape surround, both references to Harry Winston’s jewellery origins. The watch has a sapphire caseback revealing the white gold openworked rotor of the automatic HW3203 movement with silicon balance spring, running at 4 Hertz (28,800 vph), power reserve 68 hours. These characteristics would make it very similar to the Jaquet Droz 6553L2 calibre powering the Jaquet Droz Eclipse.
The watch has an alligator strap with ardillon buckle, and it is mounted on the curved springbars that create an elegant join between strap and case, a characteristic of the Midnight collection. The case is water-resistant to 30 metres.
The Harry Winston Midnight Date Moonphase Automatic 42mm is made in two versions, rose gold, reference MIDAMP42RR003, and white gold, MIDAMP42WW003. Price on application.