Harry Winston Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm

This women’s watch by Harry Winston brings to mind Damien Hirst and his installation “In and Out of Love” in which butterflies live out their lives to the full from pupa to hatching and living and reproducing, before dying and becoming immortal in art. Here, butterflies become immortal on a watch dial. The Premier Butterfly series is a development of Premier Feathers, except that instead of feathers, butterfly wings are used to make each piece unique. The butterfly used in this photo is Chrysiridia Madagascariensis, on a watch with white gold case, a bezel set with 74 brilliant cut diamonds, black satin strap, and white gold buckle set with 17 diamonds. The name Harry Winston is set on the inside of the watchglass. Other variants have a burgundy satin strap, or different butterflies, namely Adelpha Lara (with rose gold case and brown satin strap) and Agrias claudina lugens (with rose gold case and champagne-beige satin strap). See more butterfly watches here.

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The Premier Precious Butterfly watches have a mechanical automatic movement with a silicon balance spring, and fine movement finish, with circular Côtes de Genève, rhodium plating and circular graining, visible through the sapphire caseback. The calibre HW2008 movement runs at 28,800 vph (4 Hertz).

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The Harry Winston Premier Precious Butterfly Automatic 36mm retails at prices from 42,000 Swiss francs.

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