Exploring the unique and complex machinery of the tourbillon is an exciting challenge for the constantly innovating Harry Winston. Since 2009, Harry Winston has designed and produced a number of outstanding timepieces that realize this dream. Nowadays, the legend has written a brand new chapter in inheriting history.
In the face of many challenges, from the sculptural layout of the epic tourbillon 1 to the extremely precise epic tourbillon 4, a new idea has gradually taken shape in the process: Histoire de Tourbillon 5 The Flywheel 5 challenged the ‘fully exposed’ tourbillon precision device for the first time. The designer specially introduced a unique structural layout, focusing on the superior performance of the Tourbillon Tri Axial in a modern urbanist watchmaking style. The various parts of the movement are arranged vertically on different levels, forming a delicate mechanical landscape: the movement is located on the bottom, the splint is placed on it, and the triple tourbillon is on the top. First of all, the hollow decoration of the movement presents a minimalist style, the purpose of which is to show the essence of machinery through deconstruction. Then came the volume problem; in order to make the tourbillon watch mirror shine on the surface of the sapphire crystal glass, it was placed on a cross-section base, which is a real technological innovation. The splint below the tourbillon has a truncated spherical shape, and the canine teeth staggered layout provides space for the power reserve display below, with both function and harmony.
In order to highlight the superior performance of the Tourbillon Tri Axial, the designer conceived a unique modern urbanism watchmaking style. The various parts of the movement are arranged vertically on different levels, forming a delicate mechanical landscape: the movement is located on the bottom, the splint is placed on it, and the triple tourbillon is on the top. The case is integrated with the movement, like an indivisible sculpture. This work with a combination of acute and obtuse angles, flat and three-dimensional design is full of modern flavor and is the result of outstanding ideas. This futuristic watch is made of rose gold for the first time in the epic tourbillon series, which is very impactful. The black skeleton movement, which replaces the traditional grey decoration, also upends history. Histoire de Tourbillon 5 epic tourbillon 5 pursues the beauty of symmetry and harmony that is almost impossible to achieve through the design of structure, size, and even strong colors. It is an out-and-out adventure.