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The New York Companion By Harry Winston

The New York Companion By Harry Winston

The New York Companion By Harry Winston.

As always, BaselWorld 2016 was filled with unique, exquisite items. As an ardent jewellery lover, and one who spends her days searching for the very best of the best, you could say I was in diamond heaven! But the item that captured my attention and held me spellbound was a 1of1 Harry Winston piece, called The Companion.

A first glance, I was unsure how to categorise it. Is it a watch? A piece of jewellery? A purse? And then, upon closer examination, and believe me, I examined it closely, I realised that it was a bit of everything – a three in one that was as visually delightful as it was useful.

Inspired by the city so beloved by Harry Winston, the luxury bejewelled clutch takes us back to an era of jazz clubs, a city that never sleeps, art deco buildings, and the bright lights of Broadway. The 18 carat gold case of the clutch front of The Companion is coated with a glossy black finish, which perfectly sets off the Manhattan skyline. Iconic New York buildings boldly trail across the front of the clutch, comprised of round and baguette diamonds, and complimented by emeralds and rubies to add nighttime sparkle. A total of 468 diamonds make the cityscape come alive as you move the clutch in the palm of your hand!

A black onyx crown sits atop a diamond skyscraper, and can be moved aside to reveal a secret, diamond watch face….one can imagine a woman discretely moving the clutch clasp to secretly check on the time!

Inside the clutch, the wonder continues, as mirrors, inlaid with Tahitian pearls ad baguette cut diamonds adorn either side…allowing the owner to quietly touch up her makeup!

I have been fortunate to view many wonderful, 1of1 items, but few have captivated me in the way The Companion did!

TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION 

  • Movement Caliber:  HW1051
  • Type: Quartz

  •  Functions:  Hours and Minutes

  •  Case:  18 carat gold and onyx

  •  Case Dimensions: 32 x 26.5 mm, Height: 16.85 mm

  •  Gem-setting on the case:  281 brilliant-cut diamonds

  •  Dial:  Onyx

  •  High jewellery clutch:  18K white gold, black lacquer

  •  High jewellery clutch dimensions: Length: 150.2 mm, Width: 30.2 mm, Height: 110.7 mm

  • Gem-setting on the outward: 75 brilliant-cut diamonds, 21 baguette-cut diamonds, 21 baguette-cut emeralds, 8 baguette-cut rubies

  •  Built-in accessory: Mirrors

  •  Interior setting: White and Tahitian mother-of-pearl, 9 baguette-cut diamonds

  •  Total Carat Weight: 356 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 6.46 carats), 130 baguette-cut diamonds (approx. 30.21 carats), 21 baguette-cut emeralds (approx. 3.22 carats), 8 baguette-cut rubies (approx. 1.62 carats

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