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I was recently invited to photograph the HW Z6 Alarm at the local authorised dealer's premises (together with the latest Opus - but more of that later). I am not a big fan of the stable of HW watches but I understood their significance and admired how they succeeded in striding the world of high end jewelry and high horology. The Z6 was quite an eye opener for me, or should I say ear opener. The visual cues of the watch alone shows nothing out of the ordinary for HW watches but if you look closer, its an alarm wristwatch. But isn't that already done to death even by mid end Swiss Watches like Revue Thommen and of late Vulcain? The interesting development of this watch was that the alarm sounds like a minute repeater gong. Further due to the titanium* case, the material significantly enhanced the quality and sound amplification. So its quite distinctly audible. For those who enjoy hearing the gongs of minute repeaters but do not wish to pay for the complication. This is one desirable watch. As always, click on the image to appreciate the images above in high resolution.

- HT 

* Postscropt addendum - The case is in fact made of Zalium. This metal is a zirconium-based alloy also used in aeronautical engineering. The material has hypo-allergenic and corrosive resistant properties and is considered an ultra-light metal - is exclusive to Harry Winston timepieces.


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You have to have a heart of stone not to be moved by artistic beauty. For those who are horologically inclined, one of the highest criteria is given to the expression of the finishing quality of a watch dial or movement. Clearly the material used would impact such quality and many who have handled or owned the GP Three Bridges Tourbillon would agree that the level of artistic beauty of the three bridges (in all its iterations save the crystal bridges) is at the very apex of horology. This watch photographed here belongs to my good friend who goes by the online persona - 'mycroft'. Study the image and see how flawless is the finishing. As always, click on the image to view the image in high resolution.


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