Avenue CTM Mini Lily Cluster Pink
December 24, 2018
Adorned with its historic cluster motif, the House of Harry Winston is pleased to introduce the newest timepiece to its iconic Avenue Collection. By uniting two celebrated emblems, the Avenue CTM Mini Lily Cluster Pink perfectly embodies the enduring design spirit of the House. Revisiting the hallmark cluster motif in a more contemporary fashion, the Avenue CTM Mini Lily Cluster Pink timepiece, with its dreamy aura, celebrates the beauty of the lily in an Avenue case straight from the heart of New York.
The iconic Winston Cluster
As celebrated for his unrivalled collection of precious gemstones, as he was for his innovative approach to cutting and setting stones, Mr. Winston developed the Winston Cluster in the early 1940s. Breathing fresh air into jewelry design, Mr. Winston and his designers pioneered the technique of clustering, in which individual stones, not the metal settings, would dictate the jewelry design. This revolutionary approach of placing diamonds at different angles and on different planes resulted in elegant, clean designs, which have become synonymous with the aesthetic of the House. A prevailing influence throughout the House’s history, the cluster was reinterpreted in 2010 in a more contemporary motif with the launch of the Lily Cluster fine jewelry collection.
A contemporary interpretation of the cluster
The 18-karat white gold Avenue CTM Mini Lily Cluster Pink pays homage to the design legacy of the great American jeweler with a creative and modern interpretation of the lily flower. Using the cluster technique, 34 white brilliant-cut diamonds are set to capture the graceful movement of blossoming petals. With no hour markers to distract from the dynamic scenery, the scintillating diamond lily petals are suspended for eternity in a dreamy landscape provided by the shimmering pink mother-of-pearl dial.
A New York landmark
Named after New York’s Fifth Avenue, the Avenue Collection appropriates its design cues directly from Harry Winston’s Fifth Avenue Flagship Salon. As the most recognized collection of all Harry Winston’s timepieces, the architecture of the Avenue Collection echoes the lines of the stately stone façade of the Fifth Avenue Salon and features a miniature replica of the famous arched doorway on the case at 12 and 6 o’clock.
Naturally, a timepiece without diamonds would not be a Harry Winston creation, and the rectangular 18-karat white gold case is set with 47 brilliant-cut diamonds. Other Harry Winston signature codes include the House’s official logo and the truncated diamond set into the crown. On the dial at 12 o’clock, the letters HW are placed in a gold octagonal applique, a shape inspired by Mr. Harry Winston’s favorite gemstone cut – the emerald-cut.
Like other members of the Avenue CTM Mini family, the dainty 18-karat white gold case of the timepiece is gently cambered to ensure a perfect fit on the wrist and is presented on a matching pearly pink alligator leather strap with an 18-karat white gold foldover clasp. The Avenue CTM Mini Lily Cluster Pink is fitted with a high-end Swiss quartz movement, designed for easy maintenance and everyday enjoyment.