Harry Winston’s project Z collection has been around for over a decade now, and the famed watchmaker and jeweler have recently shown off the 10th watch in the collection. Dubbed very simply the Harry Winston Project Z10 Watch, this watch, like its predecessors, features the use of Zalium and is heavily influenced by engineering and architecture.
For those that are not familiar with Harry Winston and their vision, here’s a brief recap. In 2004, Harry Winston embarked on the Project Z collection. The Z refers to Zalium, an exclusive, patented zirconium-based alloy developed by Ron Winston, the son of Harry Winston, who also happened to be a rather gifted chemical engineer studying and working with rocket propellants.
After working with the material for some years, he soon realized that the properties of Zirconium were ideal for watchmaking. Zirconium is extremely resistant to corrosion highly hypoallergic, very light and strong at the same time. Ron then created a special alloy, mixed with Zirconium, and named it Zalium. In 2004, the first Harry Winston Project Z watch was launched and it was the beginning of the collection.