The new chapter in the fascinating Métiers d’Art series by Harry Winston takes place in the historic city of Ravenna, renowned worldwide for its mosaics.
The art of mosaics is an ancient sculptural technique, that is made up of small pieces of coloured glass, clay, stone or other materials typically known as tesserae. The tesserae are then added to the adhesive surface to create a pattern. Widely used in ancient Greece and Rome, the art of mosaics flourished under the Byzantine Empire. Ravenna, the capital city of the Roman Empire in the 5th century, and then Byzantine Italy in the 8th century, introduced the technique of mosaic to unparalleled heights, producing masterpieces for the local walls and ceilings of early Christian monuments.
Finding fresh and innovative ways to animate timepiece dials is a genuine passion for Harry Winston, whose designers have turned to beautiful glass micromosaic for their newest Premier timepiece. The six original models feature timeless handcrafted dials that juxtapose bold colour palettes with contrasting pieces of transparent and opaque glass, creating designs that are fascinating and original.
Driven by a high-end Swiss mechanical automatic movement, the Premier Precious Micromosaic and Premier Precious Peacock timepieces are presented with handmade micromosaic glass in turquoise blue and white color tones, 14 brilliant-cut diamonds in 18-carat white and 18-carat rose gold cases and each dial is limited to 30 pieces.