DeWitt and Guards Polo Club - Two Remarkable Watches

May 13, 2010
The renowned watch manufacture DeWitt has attained an honorable status of the Official Timing Partner of the world-famous Guards Polo Club.

This cooperation embraces customized giant clocks to be installed around the Club’s premier playing field at Smith’s Lawn, known as The Queen’s Ground, a display of watches to be presented in the Clubhouse, arranging of the joint events, as well as the creation of two remarkable watches, reserved for men and women.

The DeWitt “Queen’s Cup 1960-2010” watch, created for men, found its inspiration in the new Twenty-8-Eight Tourbillon watch recently unveiled at Baselworld 2010.

The No 1 model will be put for an auction to be held on the 10th June 2010 in the course of the Queen’s Cup Anniversary Dinner. All the funds realized from the sale will be donated to the Sands Charity, which pledges its support to those affected by the death of a baby and promotes research efforts aimed at reducing the loss of babies’ lives.

The new DeWitt watch features a 43 mm round-shaped case, embellished on the flanks with the brand’s imperial columns motif. The case is crafted from 18-carat rose gold and has a total thickness of 10,28 mm. It is equipped with an 18-carat rose gold polished crown. The latter proudly reveals a blackened titanium ring marked with the “W” signature. The case-back exposes a sapphire crystal affixed with screws.

Housed in the case is a finely guilloched dial, which features a small “W” pattern in the center. The watch face proudly shows off its hours and minutes indications separated from each other by the hand-engraved dotted circles arrayed around the display. Pointing to the hours and minutes are open-worked hands presented in the shape of two-edged swords.

Giving life to the DeWitt watch functions is a mechanical hand-wound movement. It incorporates a tourbillon produced entirely in the brand’s workshops. Adorned with 19 jewels, this mechanism has a diameter of 33 mm and stands 7,45 mm in height. The movement operates at the frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hours and boasts a 72- hour power reserve.

The DeWitt “Queen’s Cup 1960-2010” watch for men is secured to the wearer’s wrist on a mat black alligator leather strap. It terminates in a triple blade folding clasp rendered in 18-carat rose gold. The folding clasp is engraved with the “W” signature.

The water-resistance of the DeWitt “Queen’s Cup 1960-2010” gentleman’s watch is assured to 30 meters. It is offered in an edition limited to 50 pieces.

The DeWitt “Queen’s Cup 1960-2010” watch, created for women, is encouraged by the new Dame de Pressy watch also introduced at Baselworld 2010. On June13th 2010, after the Final of the 2010 Queen’s Cup, the No 1 model will be presented to H.M the Queen.

An epitome of feminine grace, the lady’s watch is proposed with an alluring case sculptured in 18-carat white gold. It boasts the diameter of 30,90 mm x 37,20 mm. The case is illuminated by the play of brilliant-cut diamonds. The jewels are mounted utilizing the snow-setting technique. The case is outfitted with an 18-carat white gold polished crown, encrusted with an inverted diamond. The back of the watch is equipped with a sapphire crystal. It is submersible to 30 meters.

Embraced by the case is a fascinating dial with a direct opening on the squeleton movement.

At 6 and 12 o’clock the display is embellished with a hand-engraved floral motif. The progression of the hours and minutes is marked by the black leaf-shaped hands.

Ticking inside this horological marvel is a mechanical manually wound squeleton movement finely decorated by hand. Incorporating 18 jewels, it measures 20,49 mm in diameter and 1,71 mm in height. The mechanism runs at the rate of 21,600 vibrations per hour and provides a 40-hour power reserve.

The captivating DeWitt “Queen’s Cup 1960-2010” watch for women is mounted on a deep pink alligator leather strap. It is finished with an 18-carat white gold pin buckle, paved with brilliant-cut diamonds.

Besides, this watch is accompanied by a collection of 6 additional color leather straps. The DeWitt “Queen’s Cup 1960-2010” lady’s watch is strictly limited to 50 pieces.
Since 2010, DeWitt has been consolidating its position in the UK market. It became possible due to perfect work carried out by the company’s new distributor, Linder Luxury. It is this fruitful collaboration that led to the partnership of DeWitt and Linder Luxury with Guards Polo Club.

This year, the historic Queen’s Cup tournament, the most momentous event ever organized by Guards Polo Club, is celebrating its 50th birthday. To mark this special occasion, the prominent watchmaker has manufactured the two extraordinary watches.

According to Timothy Mayer, Communication Manager at DeWitt, it is a great honor for the company to be appointed the Official Timekeeper of Guards Polo Club. Guards Polo Club, one of the world’s most prestigious clubs, is faithful to the values, deeply cherished by DeWitt: tradition, technique and boldness.

On behalf of the Guards Polo Club’s management, its chief Executive, Charles Stisted has expressed the gratitude to DeWitt for the creation of the commemorative watches. He has emphasized that this tournament is an extremely important competition with the sport’s most famous names among its winners.

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