1896 : Harry Winston is born in New York, four years after his father opened a small jewelry shop in Manhattan.
1920 : Harry Winston opens his first business, the Premier Diamond Company, at 535 Fifth Avenue in New York.
1955 : A Harry Winston Salon opens in Geneva, Switzerland, followed by a 1957 opening in Paris.
1989 : Winston introduces a collection of watches, "The Ultimate Timepiece”.
1995 : The Biretrograde Perpetual Calendar is introduced, positioning the House of Harry Winston as an innovator in the esteemed Swiss tradition of complicated horology.
2001 : Harry Winston introduces Opus 1, a resonance chronometer by Francois-Paul Journe, which makes headlines for its unprecedented technology and innovation as an Haute Horlogerie project.