DeWitt X Watch - Exceptionally Complicated

Jun 10, 2011
The craftsmen within the DeWitt manufacture gave birth to the new X watch. The masterpiece will be unveiled within the framework of the Only Watch 2011 Charity Auction, which will occur in Monaco on September 22 under the guidance and in presence of S.A.S. Le Prince Albert II of Monaco. The proceeds raised from the auction will directly aid research efforts on Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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 oclock 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 brands 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.

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