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DeWitt Alma Collection

Posted by on Apr 17, 2014 in Collection, Home, Ladies, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

DeWitt Alma Collection

Taking its inspiration from the wealth of its heritage, the DeWitt watchmaking company has decided to bring out a revised 2014 version of its Alma jewellery watch, part of the second watch collection that the Swiss manufacture has dedicated entirely to women.

The Alma watch features a harmonious oval case, a slightly cambered profile so as to fit perfectly the shape of the wrist, and of course the sculpted forms of the famous DeWitt stylised imperial columns. The collection comes in seven versions, clad in red gold, white gold and diamonds and fitted with elegant dials.

The Alma watch houses an automatic calibre with a central seconds hand and a 42- hour power reserve.

Its three hands in 18-carat gold, sword-shaped and with a skeleton format in the case of the hour and minute hands and slender for the seconds hand, rhythmically mark out the passing of time in the centre of a dial that reveals its perspectives through a play of light and in the forms of its relief.

For the first two jewellery versions of the line, the matt or polished rim of the dial, with its “black gold” finish and adorned with Arabic numerals, enhances the magnificent snow setting effect of its bed of round diamonds. A circle set with baguette-cut diamonds and adorned with black-painted hour markers give a refined interpretation to the minute-band.

On the version in polished pink gold, the “Clou de Paris” decoration of the dial perfectly completes this model’s elegant, glittering design, full of contrasts, rounded forms and reflections.

The anti-reflective glass, cambered from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock and from 6 to 12, gives a generously-curved silhouette to this watch, with its profile immediately recognisable thanks to its imperial columns and its alternately polished and delicately sanded 18-carat gold surfaces.

Its crown and ardillon buckle in polished gold, both engraved with the brand’s distinctive “W” signature, give an additional elegant touch of detail to the watch’s finishes.

Firmly in the 21st century but also marked with imperial dignity, the Alma Collection bears witness to the care and attention bestowed by the Manufacture DeWitt on every detail, thus turning each watchmaking creation into a truly exceptional timepiece.

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Alma –  AL.001

For more info and details on this watch, click here to visit DeWitt’s official website

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Alma –  AL.003

For more info and details on this watch, click here to visit DeWitt’s official website

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Alma –  AL.007

For more info and details on this watch, click here to visit DeWitt’s official website

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Dewitt on Watch It Magazine

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Home, News | 0 comments

Article by David Knespl
Watch It Magazine
, Czech Republic


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TWENTY-8-EIGHT TOURBILLON PRESTIGE

Posted by on Mar 21, 2014 in Collection, Home, Men, News, Novelties | 0 comments

TWENTY-8-EIGHT TOURBILLON PRESTIGE

DeWitt unveils its latest technical innovation, the Twenty-8-Eight Tourbillon Prestige watch, a limited edition of 99 pieces, entirely conceived and assembled at the DeWitt Manufacture by its own master watchmakers.

The new Twenty-8-Eight Tourbillon Prestige houses the calibre DW 8015, developed from the DW 8014 movement that was first presented in 2010. This automatic Tourbillon introduces a patented and extremely ingenious Automatic Sequential Winding (A.S.W) device, driven by a peripheral oscillating rotor.

The A.S.W. device distributes a constant flow of energy to the main gear-train thanks to the sequenced winding of the barrel. Such a technical prowess makes it possible to obtain an ideal functioning range through the use of a single, manual-type barrel. Moreover, it avoids all the running defects observed when slip-springs are used on conventional automatic calibres.

The peripheral oscillating rotor is attached to a ring with a sinusoidal profile on its inner edge. This particular shape will, in turn, activate the patented A.S.W system which enables the movement to always operate in an ideal functioning range, between 92 and 96% of the main-spring torque. The escapement is therefore guaranteed to always receive a constant and stable flow of energy thanks to this sequenced winding.

Indeed, two little arms, rocking up and down thanks to the rotation of the sinusoidal ring, ensure the winding of the barrel until it reaches 96% of the movement’s full winding. At that moment, a lever disengages the pawl from winding the barrel and forces it to continue its movement in the air, without hooking on to the wheel. The movement then runs on its accumulated reserves of energy, until it reaches 92% of the power reserve, and the pawl then hooks back on to resume winding the barrel. Such a technical prowess makes it possible to obtain an ideal functioning range through the use of a single, manual-type barrel. Moreover, it avoids all the running defects observed when slip-springs are used on conventional automatic calibres.

The method of displaying the dead-beat seconds hand in the centre of the dial makes for easier reading of the time. In direct contact with the Tourbillon cage, the ticking dead-beat seconds hand marks a pause for each second counted, which beautifully outlines the precision level achieved by the oscillating balance.

Built out of some 334 components, the calibre DW 8015 is the perfect illustration of the inventive audacity of DeWitt’s master watchmakers. It combines the horological classicism of the tourbillon with the technological innovation of the A.S.W. (Automatic Sequential Winding) device. Moreover, the heart of the balance beats to the rhythm of a Straumann Hairspring® with Phillips curve. Developed from seven different elements, the alloy used is unbreakable, self-compensating, non-oxidizing and anti-magnetic. The perfect homogeneity of the hairspring and its incredibly precise flat rolling of 0.0001 mm, or 0.1 of a thousandth of a millimetre, give it its extremely high precision, thus guaranteeing the high performance of the mechanism.

The construction of the movement and of the dial take their inspiration from the world of architecture, using solid geometrical forms inspired by industrial metallic structures.

Thanks to an open-worked mainplate, the carriage of the Tourbillon is thus suspended in the air, producing an effect of transparency and of plunging into the very heart of the movement. The gear-train is unveiled through a dial featuring a fitted rhodium-plated matt chocolate-coloured grid. This robust, masculine aesthetic is reinforced by a series of screws. The power reserve is of 72 hours and is indicated at 9 o’clock by a hand that covers a 180 degree segment.

Its 46 mm case in 18-carat rose gold, adorned with the famous DeWitt imperial columns, matches the applique “W” signature in 18-carat rose gold at 12 o’clock, the hands and the gear-train of the movement.

On the back of the case the two re-designed rear bridges mark out a strong contrast with their black PVD-treated surfaces. Like all great DeWitt complications, the Twenty-8-Eight Tourbillon Prestige watch bears the signature of the watchmaker who assembled the timepiece, this time directly inscribed on the movement’s rear bridge.

Last but not least, the new DW 8015 movement fully complies with the very demanding finishing norms established by the DeWitt Manufacture: Circular Côtes de Genève, satin-brushed surfaces, circular graining, polishing and bevelling.

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Twenty-8-Eight – Tourbillon Prestige - T8.TP.001

For more info and details on this watch, click here to visit DeWitt’s official website

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DeWitt vs DeWitt – Which De Witt Concept Watch are you?

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Collection, Home, News | 0 comments

DeWitt vs DeWitt – Which De Witt Concept Watch are you?

This article is dedicated to visionaries, people who believe in unconventional watchmaking, where fantasy has no boundaries. These people are the ones who see in high-end engineering not just a means to reach an achievement, but mostly obtain an end result. We have already covered, on Horbiter – Watches & Luxury, the high-end manufacturer DeWitt (HERE), a young maison, but already a custodian of the authentic Swiss traditional watchmaking. In that issue, some of its most avant-garde collections were introduced.

Gaetano C. @Horbiter – Watches & Luxury

I promised I would have described the features and the idea behind its most representative Concept watch, the flagship model in De Witt’s collection: the WX-1. I was lying! Because I’m going to talk to you about two of their most important Concept watches: the DeWitt Concept Watch WX-1 and the DeWitt Concept Watch X-Watch. They are two time machines in which the Brain, specifically Jerome De Witt, released all his creative energy, and the Arms, the engineers and master watchmakers who work for him, turned it to reality.

They are both outstanding but they are very different when compared to each other: in the DeWitt Concept WatchWX-1, the hour visualization seems to be a part of its mechanics, suggesting that you can see the hour if you want. The protagonist is the hidden powerful engine, which completely wraps your left wrist (and mine is not that small). TheDeWitt Concept Watch X-Watch is the other way around: the hour visualization reigns, and mechanics seem to be more functional. What is the DeWitt Concept Watch WX-1? It is a time machine that is big as it is light-weight (and comfortable on the wrist): it weighs just 191 grams! Because at DeWitt, they decided to combine Titanium in its noblest form (Grade 5 Titanium) to Lithium-Aluminum to make the case frame with pink gold inserts and black PVD treatment: lightness, structural resistance, scratch-resistant and…luxury!

What beats inside the DeWitt Concept Watch WX-1‘s case? A manual wind caliber completely invented and handmade in-house, produced in reinforced lithium-Aluminum, which integrates a vertical flying tourbillon for a total of 458 parts. If you need to wind it up, just take it off your wrist and activate the big crown placed in one of those big circular holes (the other one encloses the tourbillon) after having pulled it out by moving the tiny triangular button; when fully wound the movement grants a spectacular 21 days of power reserve.

So I did not keep my promise, but I started this article with the DeWitt Concept Watch WX-1‘s description, because this is the very first Concept watch realized by DeWitt. The DeWitt Concept Watch X-Watch, instead, is named after the X bonnet that protects its case; a feature so unique it could be a wrist machine used by a superhero, if we take into account all the comments we received on our Instagram page (HERE). Four buttons activate the smooth opening of theX bonnet:

From this point forward the 49mm wide case is free to rotate, but what is amazing is that it encloses one single automatic movement, made of 544 parts, which supports a double retrograde hour and minute visualization, a chronograph and a tourbillon, a device, this last one, which I think is the one DeWitt cares most about, as it is widely used in the majority of its timepieces.

Please take a look at the dial now, it supports an “applique” the shape of an hourglass: the upper part displays the Power Reserve which lasts 67 to 72 hours, certified by a patented automatic winding system. The lower part contains the tourbillon which supports the small seconds hand. Both sides of the dial are made guilloche and support the retrograde hour and minutes visualization. If you turn the case 180 degrees, here is Mr. Hyde:

Here you may find a skeletonized chronograph which displays a three-arm minute visualization at 6 o’clock, and the patented, gold finished, peripheral rotor. Believe me, it is not that easy to summarize such an impressive set of features in just one article, and it seems that I am somewhat superficial when I think of the people who have made such a masterpiece. After the rotation has completed, for instance, the small seconds counter moves from 6 to 12 o’clock on the dial, but, nothing has been left to a coincidence: a small disc covers the tourbillon and leaves the view open just to the seconds hand. I will stop now…an encyclopedia is needed to list all the details of these two masterpieces. One should be so lucky to own one of this beauties and spend the whole day uncovering all the smallest details one by one, because in every Concept watch made by DeWitt even the tiniest screw has been carefully conceived and designed.

(Photo credit: Horbiter’s proprietary photo shooting)

Gaetano C. @Horbiter – Watches & Luxury

DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon by The Horophile

Posted by on Mar 17, 2014 in Collection, Home, Ladies, Men, News, Novelties | 0 comments

DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon by The Horophile

I’ll admit, I don’t know all that much about the independent Geneva-based watch brand DeWitt. While I am familiar with some of their watches from the past 10 years or so that they’ve been around, notably the “Academia Tourbillon Différentiel” and the more concept-oriented WX-1, it’s not a brand I’ve paid much attention to- and wrongfully so.

By Amr Sindi

A piece that recently caught my eye was the all-new Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon, released just a few months ago during SIHH/Geneva Watch Week or whatever you want to call that week. If you’ve been following The Horophile for some time now, you’ll know that I have a thing for moon phase complications and I must say, this one is probably the most positively unusual one I’ve reviewed to date.

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The Twenty-8-Eight collection gets its name from the date that the first piece of the line was conceived, which was the 28th of August. The date however holds another more historical significance for the brand’s founder Jérôme DeWitt, as the 28th of Floréal in the Republican calendar marks the date Napoleon Bonaparte was proclaimed “Emperor of the French”, who Jérôme just so happens to be a direct descendant of. But more on that in my upcoming interview with Mr Dewitt.

On paper at least, The Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon is a simple, two-hands watch with a fairly conventional moon phase complication. In reality however, the Full Moon is anything but traditional. DeWitt have a developed a habit of exposing certain parts of movements through otherwise solid dials, like the rementoirand fusée chain on some of their other pieces. In the Full Moon however, DeWitt have gone one step further and completely removed more than half of the dial, revealing the moon phase mechanism’s gears and levers.

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There’s something operatic about the way the dial is split in two halves at an odd angle. The portion on the right side between 57 and 21 minutes is done in Goldfluss or goldstone, an artificial glass “mineral” infused with copper and fired in a method that dates back to the 12th century in Venice; resulting in a subtle glitter that reminds of a clear, star-filled night sky. I’ve always thought that aventurine of Goldfluss makes for a stellar (no pun intended) dial choice for astronomical complications, yet too much of it can be somewhat feminine. On the Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon, there’s just enough of it to make the dial visually striking without taking away from the technical look of an open dial.

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The left side of the dial reveals the moon phase complication module, with the plate done in a vertical satin-brushed silver tone. You can also admire the kind of hand finishing that goes it into the movement from the beveled and polished edges of the moon phase mechanism’s groove as well as the satin-finished levers and wheels and their circular perlage decoration under the moving parts. The moon phase disk is finished in the same Goldfluss as the dial, with the moons done in white mother-of-pearl. The more ornate right side bears applied Roman and Arabic numerals, while the left side has them in black paint for the minute markers near the edge of the open dial. To read the moon phase, an applied polished rose gold appliqué with a round aperture appears to float over the moon disk, bridging the two distinct parts of the dial.

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The case measures 43mm wide and is done in polished Grade 5 Titanium, with the brand’s signature imperial columns adorning the sides. The case back is solid but in case you’re wondering what’s inside, it’s a modified ETA (not sure if it’s a 7750 or 2892) with an in-house developed and manufactured module for the moon phase. Speaking of the movement, I was informed that DeWitt have produced an in-house base movement, which will slowly but surely start appearing in pieces likes the Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon soon.

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At around 21’000 CHF, I find the DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Full Moon to be a unique offering in a world of mostly traditionally styled moon phase complications. It’s got that distinct DeWitt look that is neither classical nor avant-garde, with enough going on to keep you staring back at it from under your shirt cuff day and night. And while the two-face look of the dial might not be for everyone, it’s one of those watches that have to be seen in the metal to be fully appreciated. I’ll tell you, after trying it on for a few minutes, it was a heartbreaking experience having to take it off my wrist and hand it back.

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TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON T8.TH.014

Posted by on Mar 14, 2014 in Collection, Home, Men, News, Novelties | 0 comments

TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON T8.TH.014

Transparency and precision

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.

Entirely produced in-house, this manually wound Tourbillon is equipped with a Swiss anchor escapement and a Straumann Hairspring® with Phillips terminal curve made out of an unbreakable, self-compensating, non-oxidizing, anti-magnetic alloy and sequenced at 2.5 Hz. The perfect homogeneity and incredibly precise flat rolling of the Hairspring (0,0001 mm) guarantee an extremely high precision to the mechanism.

The balance, as well as the escape wheel and the anchor are made of 18-carat yellow gold.

Architectural strength and finesse

The Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon does not intend to compete with the ultra-skinny and fragile skeletons where as much material as possible was taken out of the construction. The architecture of DeWitt’s skeleton remains deliberately strong and is therefore very well balanced with the design of the case which features 48 imperial columns. A typical feature of practically all DeWitt masterpieces.

The carved-out main plate, a sand-brushed nickel silver base with black gold surface finishing and a yellow gold inscription of the calibre reference, is a marvellous labyrinth of curves, circles and straight lines. Meandering across the movement, the lucky observer will suddenly land on a stunning skeletonised “W” logo positioned at 9 o’clock. The play on depths, perspectives and layers is a typical feature of DeWitt designs and the Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon is no exception. The skeletonised “W” logo is actually duplicated on the lower part of the movement in order to offer these interesting volumes when admiring the movement from either side of the watch.

But however robust the foundations, your eyes will inevitably be dragged deep into the movement and the captivating finesse of its ticking mechanics. You will marvel at the Tourbillon as it gracefully rotates on its axis, held in place by a long, slender and circular-grained Art Déco bridge.

An authentic piece of art

The barrel, positioned at 12 o’clock, is also skeletonised in order to reveal the interior of the motor.

The shape given to the open-worked barrel was inspired by the design of vintage car steering wheels. As the barrel wheel gently turns with the unwinding of the spring, the stems of the upper part will glide over the stems of the lower part. Yet another interesting play on layers by DeWitt.

A successful match

The Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon is housed in a 43 mm round case made in grade 5 titanium with blue hands or in grade 5 titanium with chocolate-brown PVD treatment. Presenting particularly comfortable proportions with redesigned lugs and slightly more discrete imperial columns displayed on its flanks, it remains instantly recognizable and true to DeWitt’s strong DNA. Its balanced design offers the necessary combination of character and refinement for a successful wedding with the architectural lines of the skeleton movement. The wall is decorated by four extremely precise and sharp “W” logos, displayed at the cardinal points.

Dewitt and its passion for exceptional

The Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon fully complies with the very demanding finishing norms of the DeWitt Manufacture. Entirely hand-made, the treatment and finishing-work on this piece are of a rare quality. Case, plate, bridges, wheels and even miniature screws are all angled, polished, satin-finished and treated to perfection in the patient and meticulous hands of our watchmakers. Particularly eye-catching is the alternation of polished and satinbrushed finishing on the columns of the bezel.

Last but not least, a particularity of all watches coming out of the DeWitt Manufacture, every watch is entirely assembled, adjusted and tested by a single master watchmaker.

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Twenty-8-Eight – Skeleton Tourbillon - T8.TH.014

For more info and details on this watch, click here to visit DeWitt’s official website

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TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON T8.TH.011

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Collection, Home, Men, News, Novelties | 0 comments

TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON T8.TH.011

Transparency and precision

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.

Entirely produced in-house, this manually wound Tourbillon is equipped with a Swiss anchor escapement and a Straumann Hairspring® with Phillips terminal curve made out of an unbreakable, self-compensating, non-oxidizing, anti-magnetic alloy and sequenced at 2.5 Hz. The perfect homogeneity and incredibly precise flat rolling of the Hairspring (0,0001 mm) guarantee an extremely high precision to the mechanism.

The balance, as well as the escape wheel and the anchor are made of 18-carat yellow gold.

Architectural strength and finesse

The Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon does not intend to compete with the ultra-skinny and fragile skeletons where as much material as possible was taken out of the construction. The architecture of DeWitt’s skeleton remains deliberately strong and is therefore very well balanced with the design of the case which features 48 imperial columns. A typical feature of practically all DeWitt masterpieces.

The carved-out main plate, a sand-brushed nickel silver base with black gold surface finishing and a yellow gold inscription of the calibre reference, is a marvellous labyrinth of curves, circles and straight lines. Meandering across the movement, the lucky observer will suddenly land on a stunning skeletonised “W” logo positioned at 9 o’clock. The play on depths, perspectives and layers is a typical feature of DeWitt designs and the Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon is no exception. The skeletonised “W” logo is actually duplicated on the lower part of the movement in order to offer these interesting volumes when admiring the movement from either side of the watch.

But however robust the foundations, your eyes will inevitably be dragged deep into the movement and the captivating finesse of its ticking mechanics. You will marvel at the Tourbillon as it gracefully rotates on its axis, held in place by a long, slender and circular-grained Art Déco bridge.

An authentic piece of art

The barrel, positioned at 12 o’clock, is also skeletonised in order to reveal the interior of the motor.

The shape given to the open-worked barrel was inspired by the design of vintage car steering wheels. As the barrel wheel gently turns with the unwinding of the spring, the stems of the upper part will glide over the stems of the lower part. Yet another interesting play on layers by DeWitt.

A successful match

The Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon is housed in a 43 mm round case made in grade 5 titanium with blue hands or in grade 5 titanium with chocolate-brown PVD treatment. Presenting particularly comfortable proportions with redesigned lugs and slightly more discrete imperial columns displayed on its flanks, it remains instantly recognizable and true to DeWitt’s strong DNA. Its balanced design offers the necessary combination of character and refinement for a successful wedding with the architectural lines of the skeleton movement. The wall is decorated by four extremely precise and sharp “W” logos, displayed at the cardinal points.

Dewitt and its passion for exceptional

The Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon fully complies with the very demanding finishing norms of the DeWitt Manufacture. Entirely hand-made, the treatment and finishing-work on this piece are of a rare quality. Case, plate, bridges, wheels and even miniature screws are all angled, polished, satin-finished and treated to perfection in the patient and meticulous hands of our watchmakers. Particularly eye-catching is the alternation of polished and satinbrushed finishing on the columns of the bezel.

Last but not least, a particularity of all watches coming out of the DeWitt Manufacture, every watch is entirely assembled, adjusted and tested by a single master watchmaker.

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Twenty-8-Eight – Skeleton Tourbillon - T8.TH.011

For more info and details on this watch, click here to visit DeWitt’s official website

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Interview of Jérôme de Witt in Harrods Man Magazine – Spring and Summer 2014

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Home, News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

A lifelong fascination for fine watches began with a childhood discovery of priceless family heirlooms and resulted in the creation of an haute-horlogerie brand.

by Mike Peake

MENS DeWitt ADV V1

 

DEWITT OPENS THE DOORS OF ITS MANUFACTURE DURING THE BASEL FAIR

Posted by on Mar 6, 2014 in Home, News, Novelties, Uncategorized | 0 comments

DEWITT OPENS THE DOORS OF ITS MANUFACTURE DURING THE BASEL FAIR

The DeWitt watchmaking Manufacture, which this year celebrates its tenth anniversary, has chosen not to be present at the 2014 BaselWorld next March-April. Instead, it has decided to play host to its customers and friends from the press in the relative quiet of its splendid showroom set up within its manufacture in Meyrin, on their way to and back from Basel.

In order to share with its partners its craftsmanship and its values of exclusivity, nobility and authenticity, the Maison DeWitt will organise workshop visits during these Open Days in the presence of Mr de Witt, the company’s founder.

“Once they have seen with their own eyes the complexity of the operations involved in making Dewitt movements and the number of craft professions involved in making our dials in house, once they have admired our museum of watchmaking tools from the 18th and 19th centuries, and seen the architectural beauty of our manufacture set in the Genevan countryside, this immersion in our brand will offer a fresh view of the DeWitt adventure and our watches” says Mrs de Witt, the Manufacture’s Director of Operations. “The Basel fair with the strategies employed by the large groups does not let our subtle messages be heard, we would be drowned out.”

Anxious to preserve its independence, both in its mode of production with the internalisation of its movements and dials, and to maintain its links with its partners, DeWitt hopes to offer them a personal welcome and individual attention.

Passion, tradition, creativity, integrity and watchmaking excellence: these are the values upheld by DeWitt in a deliberately bold vision: that of building a different type of Haute Horlogerie that is noble and authentic, combining age-old expertise and exceptional technical excellence.

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