Harry Winston Project Z6 Black Edition


Harry Winston Project Z6 Black Edition

Project Z6 Black Edition

A mix of rugged aesthetic and refined mechanics
La Cote des Montres - January 3rd, 2013

A mix of rugged aesthetic and refined mechanics, the bold case design of Project Z6 Black Edition is paired with a sophisticated movement to create the ultimate sports watch.

Instrumental in revolutionizing Harry Winston Timepieces, the Project Z series introduced a revolutionary new material to the watchmaking industry called Zalium™. Light, non-allergenic, harder than titanium and extremely corrosion-resistant, Zalium™ is an aerospace type zirconium alloy exclusive to Harry Winston in watchmaking. Zalium™ allows for the creation of timepieces with a lustrous gunmetal finish, ultimate durability and design, while its impressive chemical properties are matched by its rarity: zirconium is far scarcer than titanium and its exceptional hardness makes it very hard to machine. Project Z6 Black Edition benefits from a black DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) treatment, which, in addition to its decorative role, increases its durability.

The Harry Winston Project Z6 watch
Exclusive and sporty, this stunningly designed and strikingly useful timepiece incorporates a hand-wound, 24-hour alarm clock movement. Comprised of 340 components, including 45 jewels, the complication was fully integrated and meticulously engineered for optimal performance. The movement is decorated with Côtes de Genève and the hand-polished, chamfered bridges enhance the beauty of the mechanism.

Producing a crisp sound, the alarm clock is set with the crown and activated by using a repeater-style trigger positioned on the case at 4 o’clock. Designed to be seen - not only heard - a visible hammer is fixed to the case to show the alarm ringing and enhance exterior sound transmission. The mono-bloc bell is crafted from one rectangular piece, resulting in better sound amplification. When the movement is fully wound, the alarm will last approximately 20 seconds. Further emphasizing the practical functionality, the double barrels guarantee a 72-hour power-reserve and ensure the complication will not disrupt the movement timekeeping.

The excentered dial features two overlapping disks displaying the primary time and the alarm time, each with separate day and night indicators. The time and the alarm are conveniently set by using the crown, clockwise or anticlockwise. Composed of three appliques, the complex dial uses five different finishes to create a highly dimensional design. Finally, Harry Winston’ signature "Shuriken" power indicator adds an element of dynamic animation to the dial and underlines the Project Z series’ cutting-edge design. The 44mm case is set on a rubber strap enhancing the masculine and sportive look. Project Z6 Black Edition is a limited edition of 300 pieces.

Harry Winston Project Z6 Black Edition

Technical description

Movement:Mechanical with manual winding
Power reserve:72 hours
Functions:Hours, minutes
Day / Night indicator
Alarm with Day / Night indicator
Power indicator (Shuriken)
Case:Zalium™ with DLC coating
Case back:Open / Sapphire
Diameter:44 mm
Thickness:13.8 mm
Water resistance:100 meters
Dial:3 appliques, 5 different finishes:
Black satin finish dial base
Applied hours and minutes counters with circular satin finish at center and shot peening between 3h and 6h
Applied alarm counter, Côtes de Genève finish, smoked sapphire crystal on the alarm hours indexes
Round black shot peened applique at the center of the day/night indicator at 2h
Aperture on the alarm hammer
Strap:Black rubber
Buckle:Folding clasp in Zalium™ with DLC coating
Limited Edition:300 pieces
Collection:Harry Winston The Ocean Collection™