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Audrey Simon • 4 min read
City fuels creativity
Harry Winston pays tribute to New York with Fifth Avenue collection
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Harry Winston pays tribute to New York with Fifth Avenue collection

SINGAPORE (Nov 11): New York has been the inspiration for Harry Winston since he started his jewellery business in 1932 with the opening of his eponymous store at Fifth Avenue.

Winston’s parents had immigrated to the US from Ukraine, and as a boy, he worked in his father’s jewellery shop. Eventually, he developed a talent for creating fine jewellery. To start his own collection, Winston observed the neighbourhood, landmarks and glamour of the Big Apple for ideas. Today, the maison pays tribute to the city with the Fifth Avenue collection, which is an extension of the New York Collection by Harry Winston.

(Main picture, right): The Fifth Avenue Sapphire and Diamond Draperie suite mimics the aerial view of Rockefeller Center and its large pavilion, known as the Plaza. The breathtaking sapphire beads, a nod to the bold colour and geometric style of the time, delicately flank the neck and converge in a Y-shaped design.

(Main picture, left): The Pearl and Diamond Draperie Suite celebrates the dynamic intersections along Fifth Avenue and the art deco architectural elements found throughout.

The collection’s Ruby and Diamond necklace and earrings evoke the geometric silhouette of the incredible Millionaire Row homes and demonstrate the fluidity of Winston’s incredible gem-setting expertise.


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Equipped with anti-theft zippers, an expandable middle and the new AeroTrac suspension wheel system, Samsonite’s EVOA hardside suitcase is reliable, quiet and sophisticated.


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Earlier this year, Glashütte Original launched the PanoMaticLunar timepiece with a dark blue dial framed by a stunning red-gold case. The new model features the dial in rose opaline hue, created through a galvanisation procedure at the manufacture in Pforzheim, Germany. To contrast the rose shade, blue accents are used on the moonphase display and sword-shaped hands. The watch gets its power from the Calibre 90-02 automatic movement and the sapphire caseback allows you to view it in its full glory

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