Dive Watch Releases / Articles

2012-01-06

HARRY WINSTON Ocean Sport™ AUTO

By TLex Last November we took a brief look at Harry Winston's new diver COLLECTION, which consisted of an Auto and an Open-Work CHRONO. Today we take a closer look at the Ocean Sport ™ AUTO with its chiseled good looks, sporty angular-shaped 44mm Zalium® case and impressive bezel with treated DLC markers, also in Zalium®.


The Ocean Sport™ men’s watches proudly display a 44 mm diameter made from Zalium® that is DLC­‐coated on the indexes. The lugs, arches and pushers are taut, distinct and resolutely sporty. The flange bears a chapter ring, while Superluminova markers ensure optimal readability. Equipped with a self‐winding movement, the men’s Ocean Sport™ watches are prepared to face each and every challenge.


High-­‐tech modernity is highlighted by a decidedly geometrical approach. The Ocean Sport™ Automatic watch radiates the stature of natural‐born winners. The three­‐dimensional dial is delineated by a hatched pattern echoing the notches on the bezel.


The architecture is accentuated by silver-­‐toned edges accentuating the resolutely contemporary and masculine design. The date is boldly displayed through a broad opening at 3 o’clock opposite the signature Harry Winston arches. Its blue numerals match the color of the central sweep‐seconds hand, while phosphorescent accents enable optimal read­‐off of the time information.


The new Ocean Sport™ is the epitome of innovation and design. A state of mind nurtured by challenges. A strength of conviction. Carved out of the exclusive Zalium® alloy, it bears the signature of innovation. Its sporting personality highlights its powerful nature. Its design places it firmly in the avant‐garde of a 21st century spirit distinguished by innovation and accomplishment.


Light, non‐allergenic, harder than titanium and extremely corrosion‐resistant. The cases of the Ocean Sport set the bar extremely high in terms of performance. The material called Zalium® from which they are fashioned propels the collection firmly into the era of cutting­‐edge technology. Its impressive chemical properties are matched by its rarity: zirconium is far scarcer than titanium and its exceptional hardness makes it very hard to machine.


Its specific technical characteristics echo the sporting spirit of the Ocean Sport™ collection, molded by a distinctive approach to design. The men’s models feature a DLC coating on certain bezel elements that further enhances its resistance to wear. Calling for a blend of know‐how and mastery, Zalium® mirrors the qualities of the entire Ocean Sport™ collection: energetic, contemporary and impactful.


The Harry Winston signature styling is apparent in even the slightest design details. The brand’s taut, prominent signature arches clearly assert their personality, while the angular pushers also establish a strong presence on either side of a Zalium® crown which is DLC treated on the men’s models.

The ratcheted bezel confirms the sporting spirit of the collection through a forceful design, and the dial architecture adopts the same attitude through distinctive relief and depth effects. 


Blue accents here and there set the finishing touch to the powerful character of these watches, while also perfecting their readability. Finally, the bright and athletic Superluminova‐enhanced hands adopt a beveled profile that further accentuates the dynamic appearance of the dial.