Premier Feathers

Harry Winston 2012

Harry Winston: Premeir Feathers ring necked pheasant ©HW/2012

The Premier Feathers combines two ancient arts : watchmaking and feather art. The dials on each of these four models are decorated with marquetry in the great tradition of feather art.

Harry Winston entrusted this delicate task to Nelly Saunier, one of the few craftspersons who still practice the technique. The feathers, sourced with a respect for the environment, are obtained from species raised specifically for this purpose, and each is selected with great care. Only the most beautiful ones are chosen. In some cases they are cut to size or shape and positioned on the surface of the dial.

Each dial takes approximately seven hours of work to make. Each dial is unique and every model has its own personality.