Known as the 'King of Diamonds', the history of Company includes some of the world’s most famous and celebrated gemstones, including the Lesotho, the Jonker, the Taylor-Burton, and the Hope Diamond, which Mr. Winston famously donated to the Smithsonian Institution in 1958. Harry Winston’s pioneering craftsmanship and innovative designs, such as the Winston Cluster, helped to revolutionize the fine jewellery industry, and remain an integral part of the Company’s creative process today. The Company is also known for being the first jeweller to loan diamonds for the Academy Awards, dressing Best Actress winner Jennifer Jones in 1944, which earned Harry Winston the reputation as the 'Jeweller to the Stars'.
Building off its legacy of fine jewellery design and innovation, in 1989, Harry Winston ventured into the field of watch making. Ranging from exquisite diamond jewellery timepieces to high complication technical designs, Harry Winston Timepieces maintain the Company’s quest for excellence and commitment to quality without compromise, earning several international acclaim and top industry awards. Continuing its commitment to honoring the finest horological traditions, Harry Winston opened its own Timepiece Manufacture in Geneva in 2007.
Today Harry Winston operates salons worldwide, in locations including: New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Tokyo, Hong Kong and Shanghai.