SHOW ME YOUR MANUFACTURE!
How detailed, how complex, and how perfectly finished are DeWitt dials? The first two declinations of the Twenty-8-Eight Tourbillon gave a perfect demonstration of what DeWitt’s in-house dial-making unit is capable of releasing. But today, time has come to focus on the mechanics and to proudly and fully exhibit another segment of the Manufacture’s know-how: movement construction. Therefore, what better than a skeleton watch revealing DeWitt’s historical DW8028, the first 100% Manufacture movement?
DW8028 – NEVER CHANGE A WINNING TEAM
The DeWitt calibre DW8028 uses age-old, recognized and highly reliable technical parameters in its construction: 18’000 A/h, a variable-inertia balance, a 44° angle escapement and 72 hours power reserve. Why change a winning team?
Movement: Mechanical and skeletonized manually wound movement integrating a Tourbillon manufactured by DeWitt. Hand-finished
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 72 hours
Vibrations: 18’000 A/h
Balance: Variable-inertia balance
Spiral: Straumann Hairspring® with Phillips curve sequenced at 2.5 Hz.
Escapement: 44° angle of lift
Jewelling: 19 jewels
Diameter: 14,6’’ (33 mm)
Total height: 6,10 mm
Number of components: 185
Case: Round-shaped, adorned with DeWitt’s imperial columns pattern on the flanks
36 baguette-cut diamonds and 104 brilliant-cut diamonds for the Haute Joaillerie version (T8.TH.009)
Material: 18-carat white or rose gold
Diameter: 43 mm
Total thickness: 10,78 mm
Crown: 18-carat white or rose gold polished crown adorned with a ring made in blackened titanium featuring the “W” signature
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Hands: Hours and Minutes: Open-worked hands in the shape of two-edged swords
Wristband: Chocolate-brown or matt black alligator leather
Buckle: 18-carat white or rose gold pin buckle, polished, engraved “W” signature
Water-resistance: 30 meters