Harry Winston will soon launch this new collection of watches called the Ocean Sport. While I don’t think the name sounds particularly high-end (though the Ocean is a long standing Harry Winston watch), they are interesting are relatively simple and satisfying sport versions of the iconic Harry Winston Ocean watch fare.
The Ocean Sport will have a few versions, and pieces for both men and women. Style wise they feel very much influenced by some Roger Dubuis pieces from the last few years. Does anyone else see that? What connects each of the Ocean Sport watches is an aesthetic theme as well as a Zalium case. Zalium is a special zirconium alloy unique to Harry Winston watches. Connected to the watches are either black or white HW branded rubber straps.
The men’s models come with light or dark cases and in chronograph or three-hand models. These are called the Harry Winston Ocean Sport Chronograph or Ocean Sport Automatic watches. They are 44mm wide in satin finished Zalium cases. According to Harry Winston certain sections of the case are DLC coated. With sapphire crystals over the dial the cases are 200 meters water resistant. They look to have diver style bezels, but the bezels don’t appear to be the types that rotate.
The three-hand automatic is going to be the easier to read, but the dial isn’t as interesting as the Chronograph. With its dark tones, different styles of chronograph subdials and increased complexity, the Chronograph however might be a more interesting watch. The chronograph pushers look enjoyable to use. The dark tones on the exposed movement are said to be black ruthenium.
Aside from the two men’s versions there are two women’s versions. For the ladies there is a Ocean Sport Ladies Chronograph in a polished Zalium case that is 38mm wide. It has diamonds on it as well as a different style of dial and case. There really are a lot of differences between the men’s and women’s models. Inside the Ladies Chronograph is an automatic movement. There is also a smaller 36mm wide two-hand Ocean Sport Quartz model. This one has just the time and minutes with a Swiss quartz movement on the inside. This version has the most elegant dial, and again includes diamonds on the dial.
The collection is fun but also a bit conservative. I think that Harry Winston will do well this them though the overall presentation could have been refined just a little bit to offer more timeless designs.