Harry Winston, jeweller to the stars, supplier of diamonds to divas and red carpet rocks and also in more recent times creators of timepieces and not just sparkly ones either, serious pieces for the discerning collector. The brand now present a new addition to their Ocean Collection, a rather tasty new Ocean Chronograph. The dial of this splendid piece features an off-centre hours and minutes display at the top of the dial and a trio of retrograde indications comprising a large arc at 6 o'clock for the chronograph seconds, 30-minute counter at 4 o'clock and a 12-hour counter at 8 o'clock. A bold, broad section of Côtes de Genève takes up the middle of the dial........off-centre hours and minutes dial? Three retrogrades and Geneva Stripes? You couldn't visualise it but the design works perfectly.
Blue tones on the hands, on the screws which secure the hours and minutes dial and on the little spinning Ninja Shuriken (just above 6 o'clock) are subtle yet rich. For this piece the hours and minutes dial has markers in place of numerals adding the required touch of plainness to the upper dial. The watchcase measures 44mm and is available in white gold or red gold versions. No information on the movement but I assume it is the Frédéric Piguet Calibre 1185 used in previous Ocean Chrono models, water resistant to 100m and with power reserve of 40 hours. The new Harry Winston Ocean Chronograph comes presented on a black alligator strap.