Harry Winston (Harry Winston) Midnight series hands-on practice
When you think of replica Harry Winston’s watches, your head usually moves towards the rich man of the year in the Opus series, but what about the rest of the series? Today, we took hands on two of Winston’s more “daily” works, which are part of their growing Midnight collection, and found two watches that offer a lot of things to like (though not without defect). Read on to learn about this two new rising stars of young watchmakers.
Harry Winston (Harry Winston) has been working hard to develop their watch products. Of course, they have always produced some truly eye-catching high-end watches with the Opus series and a series of giant tourbillons, but the watches they wear daily have long been on the cusp of the second wave. Although, it must be remembered that although competitors, AP, VC, PP and other companies have been producing watches, but for a long, long time, Winston has only been engaged in watch competitions for about 20 years. With this in mind, their achievements are impressive.
Consider the two luxury replica watches we are showing you here. Both parts of the elegant Midnight series are executed very well, and the interesting timepiece itself is very eye-catching. Above, you will see the midnight large calendar in rose gold. The Big Date has a diameter of 42 mm. The dial is decorated with a huge circular guilloché pattern and a porthole big date at 6 o’clock.
There is a small white diamond just above the big date at 6 o’clock, which is obviously the pedigree of the brand in this field. This is definitely a controversial design feature, and I think that no matter how small the dial is, most American male buyers will actually be turned away for including this diamond on the dial. A fine watch will not help if it does not extend your personal style and masculinity, while a diamond is nothing but masculinity or a sleek appearance (for men). For the record, I also disagree that Patek Philippe uses small diamonds between the platinum lugs to distinguish it from the platinum brothers. Just like the diamond on such a large date dial, it is completely redundant and will produce an emotion that can only be found in the wrong watch buyer.
Nevertheless, the rose gold Midnight Big Date is undoubtedly a handsome watch. Its curved lugs fit a 42mm case and can really hold the wrist well. Sports? This is a million dollar question for brands like Winston, isn’t it? Well, here you can complete a very beautiful self-winding movement and retain 70 hours of power according to the F. Piguet movement. For those who don’t know F. Piguet, they are true manufacturers of high-end movements, and their chronographs are the basis of countless high-end watches, including AP’s Royal Oak chronograph and Vacheron’s Overseas chronograph table. So no, this is not a real manufacturing movement, but neither are the two best watches we just mentioned, and it doesn’t seem to bother anyone.
Then, we got a more sophisticated watch from the same series. The rose gold Midnight automatic winding is an extremely elegant watch. It is much thinner and more refined than the “big date” shown above. Here, you have a beautiful sunrise satin dial with only hour and minute hands (there is no second hand-a story telling sign, this is designed as a real dress watch). Although, the midnight automatic does have a small date window at 6 o’clock.
Similarly, the 42mm curved lugs bring great comfort to this Winston. Frankly speaking, this watch looks great on the wrist. The hands and hour hands of the Midnight Automatic are long and thin. This time, no diamonds can be found anywhere on the dial.
How about the movement of this thin watch? Well, one of the benefits of not making your own movement is that you can choose the movement that best suits your needs. In this Winston case, they chose Girard-Perregaux’s excellent internal movement Core 3300. Found the 3300 in the majority of the 1966 GP lineup, including the beautiful annual calendar and time equation we show you here. It is also the basis of some well-respected watches, such as MB&F’s HM2 and HM3 (no lie-people with the same movement). Of course, the surface treatment of this GP 3300 is entirely made by Harry Winston in Geneva, and it can be done.
Harry Winston (Harry Winston) Midnight Automatic is another good-looking single product and a true competitor in the dress watch category, full of such intimate design features.
Therefore, after using Winston’s two latest watches, we have to say that we are impressed. Of course, we will change some things, but the same thing can be said for every watch on the planet. Again, considering that the Winston watch department is still young, I can say with certainty that we will see some great things soon. Does their own movement contribute to the credibility of their watch lovers in the field? Of course, but the movements used in these two watches are indeed world-class movements and do not affect the overall finished product in any way.