Harry Winston’s Histoire de Torubillon 6 shows off a technical feat

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Harry Winston’s Histoire de Torubillon 6 shows off a technical feat
A first of its kind, the Histoire de Torubillon 6 brings sophistication to a new level

A sequel to the previous five Histoire de Tourbillons by Harry Winston, the Histoire de Torubillon 6 showcases the jewellery house's technical excellence. Said to be the most complex of the series, the limited edition 64mm timepiece (of which only 20 will be made), is a unique creation in the world of horology.

Using a combination of two-hour indicators — the tri-axial tourbillon and the karrusel — it sets itself apart from the previous five releases. With numerous rotations that perform every few seconds, the two components are hidden under a sapphire crystal dome allowing for utmost precision. Combining the tri-axial tourbillon — that requiries 141 parts alone —with the karrusel defies the effects of gravity, helped along by the fast-rotating twin barrels.

The karussel in the Histoire de Tourbillon 6 helps to personalise the time display and can be left idle. Positioned at one o'clock, it can be controlled with the ceramic blue pusher on the case band. To keep the timepiece as light as possible, the mainplate and bridges are crafted in titanium and fitted with ergonomic lugs. The matte finish of the white gold alloy case with a coating of black metal layer, gives this timepiece a sophisticated glow. To cap it off, is a large hand-sewn alligator strap that curves to fit the wrist. Complex it may be, but the Histoire de Tourbillon 6 is sure to set aficionados' hearts aflutter.

Text: Vimidamini Haridasan

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