The dial of the Avenue Dual Time has its own distinctive character, revealed through twin indications. The indications are split into two zones on two floors, with two levels of display, two types of indication and two styles of finish. The main time zone is offset on the right and has two hands under smoked sapphire crystal. This dial is closest to the movement and is set with hour markers that are perfectly visible. On the left, a second dial, closer to the crystal, reveals local time. The careful arrangement of vertical openings gives the Avenue Dual Time a unique personality. The local time zone’s hands successively cross these windows, vanishing from one to reappear in the next.
The caliber HW3502 epitomizes the two core principles of Harry Winston’s watchmaking: the off-center indications and the retrograde display, both key components of this timepiece and its movement. To simplify, the crown controls all functions. Perfect for the world traveler, the main time zone on this timepiece also has a day/night indicator. The second timezone works in a different way. Pulling on the crown removes the red hand from sight. The time is set using a small disc located in the opening at the center of the dial. Pushing in the crown, the hand returns to its position. This sequence is essential to the proper functioning of the retrograde system that displays the local time. The hand moves gradually from 0 to 12 o’clock, before instantly returning to 0 to start over.
The design of the Avenue Dual Time is both aesthetically pleasing and deliberately comfortable, offering style and functionality. Harry Winston watches are an impressive combination of powerful designs, expert shapes and volumes, and unusual indications that meet every day needs. The Avenue Dual Time has all of these qualities and represents the ultimate in Harry Winston watchmaking.