The renowned Swiss manufacturer of luxury watches revealed its third edition of a Tourbillon Twenty-8-Eight watch that comes completely skeletonized. While the first two editions demonstrated the perfect executions of their dials, the Tourbillon Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton beautifully emphasizes the brand’s trademark – first 100 percent manufacture movement. DeWitt’s novelty will be officially presented at the upcoming Baselworld 2012 watch and jewelry show.
It is an exceptional DW8028 Calibre hand-winding movement that integrates a tourbillon complication. Manufactured, decorated and hand-finished by the renowned Swiss watchmaker, this fully skeletonized mechanism oscillates with 18’000 vibrations per hour and provides 72 hours of power reserve.
It is built of 185 components, including a variable-inertia balance, a 44° angle escapement made of 18-karat yellow gold and a Straumann Hairspring with Phillips curve sequenced at 2.5 Hz. The masterful architecture of the mechanism is completed with the stunning tourbillon at the 6 o’clock position and stylish Art Déco bridges. The interesting shape of a barrel at the 12 o’clock position is inspired by the vintage car steering wheels.
A round-shaped case, adorned with a characteristic DeWitt’s imperial columns pattern, is made either of 18 karat white or rose gold. The first one is the Haute Horology version (Ref. T8.TH.009) that comes beautified by 36 baguette-cut diamonds and 104 brilliant-cut diamonds. Its white gold bezel is completely set with baguette-cut diamonds. These sparkling stones also beautify the skeleton dial, indicating hours. A polished gold crown is adorned with a ring, made in blackened titanium and featuring the “W” signature.
The case with the diameter of 43 mm is large enough to show all the beauty of the mechanism. If the clear view through the skeletonized dial is not enough, you can also observe it through the sapphire crystal case-back. The touch of elegance comes either with chocolate-brown or matt black alligator strap, with a polished gold pin buckle, engraved with the “W” signature.