Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon No. 2 Limited Edition
Like the recently introduced Zenith Christophe Colomb, the new Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon No. 2 limited edition watch is more of a collector’s item, than a time measuring device. It is just way too big and complicated to put it on a wrist.
This is the second model in the Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon series that was first revealed almost two years ago.
Like the version No. 1, the No. 2 is presented in a huge white gold case the size of Texas and twice more expensive.
Probably, that is the reason why Harry Winston decided to limit the whole run to a total of 20 pieces.
All this real estate is claimed by a complicated bi-axial flying tourbillon movement.
The hand-wound caliber that was designed by a third party sports two concentric tourbillon carriages that enable the oversized module to perform multidimensional rotations.
As you can see, the watch features not one, but three off-centered sub-dials (a tourbillon carriage at 9 o’clock, an hour sub-dial with Day/Night indication between 2 and 3 o’clock, and a minutes sub-dial at 6 o’clock,) each covered with its own sapphire crystal.
Two more crystals are installed to cover two cut-outs on the face providing a good view at the straight-line guilloche pattern.
It is not shown on the photos, but there are three more crystals on the watch’s case back, probably, done simply for
teh lulz the fun of it.
Photos: Harry Winston
Harry Winston Histoire de Tourbillon No. 2 manual-wound limited edition watch specification
Movement: Manual, Swiss Made
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, bi-axial flying tourbillon
Power reserve: 50 hours
Case material: White gold
Bezel material: White gold
Case shape: Round
Bezel shape: Round
Case size: 48.50 mm
Lug width: N/A
Case height: N/A
Water resistance: 30 meters
Strap: Matt black alligator -leather
Case back: Sapphire
Tags: 30 m, 48.5 mm, bi-axial, Harry Winston, Historie de Tourbillon, limited edition, manual, No. 2, Tourbillon, white gold