Harry Winston Revives Feather Marquetry for the 21st Century

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The name Harry Winston is synonymous with diamonds, but the house’s avian creations are what stole the show at Baselword this year.

The art of feather marquetry involves selecting feathers from exotic species of birds and artistically arranging them on the face of a timepiece. All the rage in the courts of European royalty during the 1800’s, master artisan Nelly Saunier is reviving the art in four variations for Harry Winston.

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