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Harry Winston Countdown to a Cure Midnight amfAR

The American jeweler and watchmaker gives back to society with an extravagant gala and a limited edition timepiece.

Jun 15, 2016 | By Shatricia Nair

american jeweler and watchmaker Harry Winston collaborates with amfAR for a good cause yet again, this time with a limited edition timepiece – the Harry Winston Countdown to a Cure Midnight amfAR.

Available in a limited edition of 20 each for men and women, the watch made an appearance at Seventh Annual Inspiration Gala in New York as part of the brand’s well-loved Midnight Collection. The men’s version, a 42mm 18k white gold watch sees a multi-hued seconds track running around a navy blue dial. The women gets a more souped up variation, with an arc of diamonds and precious gems – sapphires, garnets and rubies – lining the same blue dial from 12 o’clock to 3 o’clock. Brilliant-cut diamonds also mark the watch’s 3 o’clock, 6 o’clock and 9 o’clock positions, giving the 32mm gold timepiece a grand total of 12 diamonds and 19 gemstones.


“We are proud to introduce the new Countdown to a Cure Timepiece and further strengthen our commitment to amfAR. It is our hope that through our continued partnership, amfAR will be able to advance its efforts to end the global HIV/AIDS epidemic, giving millions of individuals around the world a more brilliant and healthy future,” Nayla Hayek, CEO of Harry Winston, Inc. commented.


The black tie gala also featured a menswear fashion show, with celebrities such as Naomi Campbell, Zayn Malik and Victoria Justice in attendance.


  • Dimensions: 42mm, 32mm (women’s)
  • Functions: Hours, minutes and seconds, date at 6 o’clock; hours, minutes (women’s)
  • Movement: Automatic, Caliber HW2003; Quartz, Caliber HW 1042 (women’s)
  • Material: 18k white gold
  • Water Resistance: 30 meters
  • Strap: Blue alligator leather


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