On September 22 in Monaco, Harry Winston is taking part in the Only Watch charity auction organized by the Monaco Association against Muscular Dystrophy (AMM), under the Patronage of HSH Prince Albert II. For this exception sale, Harry Winston has developed and produced an exclusive model: the Harry Winston Only Watch 2011 Midnight GMT Tourbillon.
This fourth edition of the Only Watch auction will feature an exceptional array of unique models made by 40 of the greatest watch brands. Following a two-month world tour, the auction will be held in the Principality of Monaco during the annual yacht show. The sale will be orchestrated by the internationally renowned horological auctioneers Antiquorum.
Harry Winston has been involved with Only Watch since the first edition in 2005. By supporting research on Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a neuromuscular disease that affects 250,000 children worldwide, Harry Winston confirms its commitment to children and to life. Loyal to the spirit and the legacy of its founder, the House is indeed involved in a specific philanthropic effort through the Harry Winston Hope Foundation and makes a yearly donation of at least 5% of the company’s pre-tax profits to support education worldwide.
This year, Harry Winston has chosen to dedicate an exclusive model from the Midnight collection to the Only Watch cause. The bezel discretely reflects the three arches of Harry Winston’s New York Salon, while the case is crafted in platinum exclusively for Only Watch. The tourbillon positioned at 6 o’clock carries the small seconds display, while the GMT display at 9 o’clock is enriched with a day/night indication. The 11 o’clock aperture indicates the cities representing the second timezone, including Monaco in tribute to the Only Watch event.
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Harry Winston’s Only Watch 2011 Midnight GMT Tourbillon
Winding: Automatic winding in both directions
Excentered hours and minutes, second hand on the Tourbillon, second time zone at 9 o’clock with day and night indicator.
Case Back: Sapphire
Water resistance: 30 meters
Ruthenium broad snailed dial, excentered hours and minutes dial with sunray finish and fine snailed finish at the center, aperture showing the city (Monaco) at 11 o’clock
Power Reserve: 110 hours
Limited Edition: Piece unique
Harry Winston Midnight Collection