The new DeWitt watch is set in a round-shaped twin-faced 49mm case. It is sculptured in grade 5 titanium. The model is instantly identifiable due to a steel X-shaped bonnet, operated by four push-pieces. When activated by these buttons, the “X” separates in its middle and opens up, allowing the wearer to see the watch face in its full glory.
The case carries a bezel, adorned with traditional DeWitt imperial columns. At 3 o’clock it reveals a grade 5 titanium polished crown. It is decorated with a blackened titanium ring, marked with the “W” signature. The back part of the case sports a sapphire crystal, secured with screws. The water-resistance of the model is assured down to 30 meters.
Inside the new DeWitt X watch is hidden the brand’s proprietary reversible movement, composed of 535 individual parts. It animates bi-retrograde hours and minutes on each side, an automatic tourbillon, a chronograph, a power reserve indication and a patented automatic sequential winding device driven by a peripheral oscillating rotor.
Adorned with 58 jewels, the mechanism runs at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and offers a power reserve between 67 and 72 hours.
The face of the watch features a central applique, performed in the shape of an hourglass. The background is embellished with a guilloche pattern. The chronograph side sports a background “plate” in blackened nickel silver.
The hours and minutes are indicated by open-worked hands in the shape of two-edged swords. The seconds allied with the Tourbillon Power reserve indicator, are shown by a slender elegant hand. The chronograph seconds are read off from a gliding seconds disk. The chronograph minutes are displayed by a 3-arm minutes hand with a small disk on each tip.
The new Dewitt watch is accompanied by a semi-mat black calf leather strap with a rubbery aspect. The strap is closed with a grade 5 titanium and black PVD triple blade folding clasp. It is polished and engraved with “W” signature.