Review of Harry Winston Midnight Chrono Tourbillon

November 19th, 2010 | watches |

The Midnight Chrono Tourbillon is the weirdest watch Harry Winston releases these years. From view of design, it is totally a mess. That is my exact feeling at the very first sight and I confirm my feeling after a close look. What is wrong with Harry Winston? Why it does this?

It seems that Harry Winston spares no effort to create a watch that has the dial of Audemars Piguet Millenary and Royal Oak style hands. However, Harry Winston states that they capture the cream of edge-cutting technology, creativity and novel design and made this watch. That is a bit bullshit. Harry Winston should be shamed for such crappy coppy. Actually, I admire Harry Winston¡¯s courage and efforts in presenting new design these years and I have to some designs are really gorgeous. But I can not put up with the design of the Midnight Chrono Tourbillon.

Well, the 44 case, that crafted from either from 18k rose gold or white gold, looks nice with some HW characters. The dial is where the mess begins. At first sight, it loses asymmetry terribly. The right side of the dial is too busy, while the left side is too sparse. I feel it uses too much gold- the lines are just a bit too thick. While with novel display, the minute chronograph disc looks like an afterthought. The “12″ and “6″ Arabic numeral hour indicators feels like they are forced to become part of the dial ¨Cnot harmonious with the overall design at all. The flying tourbillon looks beautiful, but it can not save the dial from a mess.

In general, the design of the watch is too terrible to accept ¨Cat least for me. But as a watch from Harry Winston, it still has very good finish and quality.