The Avenue Dual Time is decisively masculine in design and an absolute embodiment of Harry Winston’s signature style. Though in an entirely new case, it incorporates the basic design principles of the House’s Avenue Collection — rectangular shapes and a central arch that embraces the hand-sewn alligator strap. Its powerful design creates an intensely focused look. The size of this timepiece, 53.80 mm long and 35.80 mm wide, is only one of the many qualities that contribute to its grand presence. Its powerful styling is ever present: in the clear lines that define the dial, in the facetted lugs, and in the diamond-chamfered lines of the case. The timepiece allows for comfortable wear, as the slope of the lugs and the curved caseback are designed to accommodate the contours of the wrist. The Avenue Dual Time also features a distinctive crown. This well-designed addition, unlike traditional versions, is set at an angle, offering further proof that Harry Winston’s watchmaking sets new standards and invents new horological concepts.
This timepiece embodies the House’s unique style with its use of ZaliumTM, an ultra-light alloy developed by and exclusive to Harry Winston. It not only allows for comfortable wear but also defends against scratches and tarnishing. For the first time, Harry Winston also uses SednaTM gold, giving the timepiece a warmer color and finer finish. This unique 18K gold alloy has a high proportion of palladium instead of the silver usual in rose gold alloys. It gives SednaTM gold a unique and unchanging lasting luster and deep richness color.
The dial of the Avenue Dual Time has its own distinctive character, revealed through twin indications. The indications are split into two zones on two floors, with two levels of display, two types of indication and two styles of finish. The main time zone is offset on the right and has two hands under smoked sapphire crystal. This dial is closest to the movement and is set with hour markers that are perfectly visible. On the left, a second dial, closer to the crystal, reveals local time. The careful arrangement of vertical openings gives the Avenue Dual Time a unique personality. The local time zone’s hands successively cross these windows, vanishing from one to reappear in the next.
The unique off-center dual time indicators are driven by a movement, superlative in quality and true to the Harry Winston standard. The caliber HW3502 epitomizes the two core principles of Harry Winston’s watchmaking: the off-center indications and the retrograde display, both key components of this timepiece and its movement. To simplify, the crown controls all functions. Perfect for the world traveler, the main time zone on this timepiece also has a day/night indicator. The second timezone works in a different way. Pulling on the crown removes the red hand from sight. The time is set using a small disc located in the opening at the center of the dial. Pushing in the crown, the hand returns to its position. This sequence is essential to the proper functioning of the retrograde system that displays the local time. The hand moves gradually from 0 to 12 o’clock, before instantly returning to 0 to start over. Notably, the caliber HW3502 is not only a display tool, but also a representation of the demanding and supreme quality of Harry Winston’s watchmaking. This mechanical automatic movement is finished in the most superlative manner.
Design is at the forefront of the Avenue Dual Time. It is both aesthetically pleasing and deliberately comfortable, offering style and functionality. Harry Winston watches are an impressive combination of powerful designs, expert shapes and volumes, and unusual indications that meet every day needs. The Avenue Dual Time has all of these qualities and represents the ultimate in Harry Winston watchmaking.