The artisans of Harry Winston has created an enchanting spectacle of a tiny monkey, deftly suspended from a glittering gemstone, on a backdrop of pink and gold, to celebrate the Chinese New Year. The Year of the Monkey begins this February 8th, 2016. The monkey is the ninth of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac and a ubiquitous symbol of Chinese culture. This year, the Premier Collection draws on the savoir-faire of Harry Winston to offer an interpretation of this emblematic creature.
The Premier Monkey Automatic 36mm offers an impressive pink mother-of-pearl dial, enhanced with flecks of 24K gold, each set one by one in individually carved hollows, creating a magnificent pink and gold constellation. An 18K gold monkey with a diamond for an eye hangs delicately against this luminous backdrop, as if grasping the bezel at 9 o’clock, while his tail winds effortlessly around an emerald-cut diamond at 12 o’clock.
The Premier Monkey Automatic 36mm is driven by a mechanical automatic movement equipped with a flat silicon balance spring, visible through the sapphire crystal on the case back. The circular Côtes de Genève finishing is impeccably crafted. The timepiece is presented in a rose gold case that measures 36 mm in diameter and is secured by a stylish black satin strap. The bezel, lugs and ardillon buckle are set with 74 brilliant-cut diamonds for a total weight of 2.47 carats that sparkle with all the fire of Harry Winston jewelry. This is a limited edition of only eight pieces.