This Watch Gives Wrist Candy A Whole New Meaning

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August 1, 2018 | BY Brian Cheong

If walking into a jewellery boutique for you is equivalent to a child stepping into the candy store, you’d find it impossible to resist the Harry Winston Premier Winston Candy bejewelled timepiece

Premier Winston Candy by Harry Winston
Photo: Harry Winston
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Dazzling in eight different gemstones

The white diamonds on this watch alone numbered 244. On the dial itself, there are seven different coloured gemstones for a total of 136 to evoke the jolliest vibe possible.

There’s the neon blue of Paraiba tourmalines, the green glow of tsavorites, the exuberant orange of spessartites and the fiery red of spinels. In addition, three types of sapphires jostle for attention – dark blue, light blue and sweet pink.

As if that isn’t enough, you will also find 63 coloured gems on the white gold case and another 15 on the white gold ardillon buckle.

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This Watch Gives Wrist Candy A Whole New Meaning
Snow-set gems (Photo: Harry Winston)
Snow-set gems (Photo: Harry Winston)
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Snow-set for maximum sparkle

The snow-set technique was chosen to replicate the “beauty of freshly fallen snow”. This method is an intricate process that involves setting the differently sized stones perfectly side by side on so as not to reveal even a tiny sliver of the gold base beneath. The artisans also have to ensure that the way they are set maximises the fire of each stone.

The shape of the lugs recall a design element from the entrance to Harry Winston's Fifth Avenue store (Photo: Harry Winston)
The lugs resemble a design element at the entrance of Harry Winston's Fifth Avenue store (Photo: Harry Winston)
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An eminently feminine case shape

The 31mm round case, crafted in 18k white gold, is instantly identifiable by the lugs that recall the arched entrance to the American jeweller’s flagship salon on Fifth Avenue, New York.

 

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Premier Winston Candy by Harry Winston
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It’s pretty exclusive

Eschewing quartz movements typically found in women's watches, the Premiere Winston Candy is endowed with an automatic movement with a silicon balance spring and a hearty 40-hour power reserve. The sapphire crystal caseback reveals a slew of superlative Swiss finishes on the movement parts, including an openworked - in itself, a surprising element for a feminine watch – rotor in rose gold. For all the hard work needed to build it, it is no wonder why it is limited to only 77 pieces.

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