The latest and arguably the most impressive timepiece released by Harry Winston was dubbed Project Z9, and it is a part of a limited edition of just 300 units. Its case was created using a zirconium-based alloy named Zalium, which is used exclusively by the watchmaker in order to guarantee the durability and exclusivity of its timepieces. The case boasts AR-coated sapphire crystals and flaunts a water resistance of 328 feet.
It houses a Swiss automatic Harry Winston in-house caliber HW3304 that operates at a frequency of 36,000 vph and features a 72-hour power reserve. The movement is as complex as it is beautiful because it incorporates 37 jewels alongside an 18kt white gold openworked rotor and a flat silicon balance spring, not to mention its circular graining and circular Côtes de Genève.
Other highlights include an openworked date disk, rhodium plating, chamfered bridges, a NAC-coated circular-grained mechanism cover and a Superluminova revelator. The two-tone dial instantly catches the eye thanks to its galvanic black base and flange rhodium-plated counter zone. The black rubber strap also deserves a mention, as does the Zalium ardillon buckle.