“The story behind the diamond watch of the 21st century”
Since the appearance of humankind, time was already there. Many definitions try to help us understand this abstract notion. While time itself is a constant, its perception in our minds is continuously in flux – a year can pass in a second while a minute can seem eternal. It is probably the most valuable real or abstract resource there is.
Nowadays, when luxury has explored all possible and imaginable forms of materials expression, what luxury do we lack? Isn’t time the great contemporary luxury, as suggested in literature?
Inspired by the phrase “the only jewel a man can wear is a watch”, Jonathan Charles Jaquet created an avant-garde timepiece as its physical representation. The architecture of the case finds its quintessence in the shape of a diamond, a miracle of nature that originates from something as profane as coal. Diamond comes from the ancient Greek meaning invincible or unchangeable and is often related to eternity.
The TYPE-3 collection is an homage to horology. Inspired by the diamond shield cut, the core design evident in all timepieces speaks for itself, enhancing a strong brand identity. Several windows of sapphire glass reveal the heart of the piece: a symbiosis of the architectural structure of the movement and an exquisite immersion of light.
The avant-garde shape of the case, consisting of a monobloc, makes it possible to unveil the whole volume of the automatic manufacture movement fully developed and conceived by HARBOR. It elegantly features a self-winding gold micro-rotor and an oscillating balance wheel with four weights. A golden pendulum bridge reinforces the almost hypnotic fascination of the regulating organ. The see-through case-back entirely discloses the magic of the inner engineering of the jumping hour. Adding to the complexity of the piece, the rare vertical display of the time underlines the confident character it evokes.
HARBOR – a different perspective of time.