Harry Winston, founder of the renowned New York jewellery and high-end watchmaking house, brought jewels to life in a brilliantly creative way. His preferred diamond style was the eight-sided emerald cut, a hallmark of the 1930s, with its sophisticated elongated rectangular shape, cropped corners and chiselled step cuts with linear facets providing deep clarity.
To honour the ‘king of diamonds’, as he was monikered, the house of Harry Winston introduced the women’s Emerald watch collection five years ago, and has recently added to the range with four new colourways. The watch’s feminine silhouette with its 18k white gold case traces the clean lines of the emerald cut’s octagonal architecture. Some 53 brilliant-cut diamonds are set in the dainty case and bezel, illuminating the bright dial. These include the latest colours of turquoise, champagne, orange and violet, shades that are vibrant and characterful, each with satin double tours straps to match the dial, making for bursts of cheerfulness.
Each dial features mother-of-pearl cabochons set around the perimeter that, together with 20 brilliant-cut diamonds, create the effect of effervescent bubbles. The dial’s central section, covered with a layer of beaded mother-of-pearl, is raised, highlighting the defined octagon at the centre of the dial. Fun and fashionable, these watches are designed for everyday wear, and will look just as good on the wrist for evening. But if you want to completely dazzle, you can choose any of these pieces on an 18k white gold Milanese bracelet, with 120 diamonds to light up your nightlife.