In order to celebrate its tenth anniversary, DeWitt launched a Furtive Collection, its first line in stainless steel. While keeping the stylishness, characteristic for the brand’s mechanical timepieces, new chronograph brings a perfect dose of casualness and sportiveness with the goal to attract young, dynamic and “sporty-chic” clientele. This unusual masculine model comes in three variations, distinctive by different dial colors, of which one with the black interface seems to be the bestseller.
DeWitt Furtive Chronograph features a robust steel case, coated with black PVD on sides, which looks cool with a matching bracelet and even better with a black rubber strap. I love the contemporary design of the case and a bezel, marked with a beautiful combination of polished and satin-finish surfaces. The tiny round bezel is there to put the accent on the dial, while the rest of the case structure with the authentic architecture has the important aesthetic purpose. Chronograph push-pieces are nicely integrated into that architecture, leaving the avant-garde crown with the “W” logo to make the strongest impression. It is inverted, unless you want to set the watch, when it needs to be turned back to its normal position.
Another impressive thing on this watch is its dial which is black (FTV.CHR.001), white (FTV.CHR.002) or blue (FTV.CHR.003), depending on a version. A special look comes from the central, 60 minute counter which is designed as the rotating disc which shows the elapsed time through the aperture on its top. Evoking the dashboard of a sports car, there are two sub-dials at 3 and 9 o’clock positions, elegantly connected with the central counter. They display seconds and 24-hours respectively. Finally, there is an interesting combination of applied Roman numerals which indicate hours, and Arabic numerals, indicating minutes. Hour and minute hands are openwork, sword-shaped and made of 18 karat white gold.
DeWitt Furtive Chronograph is powered with a self-winding chronograph mechanism that oscillates at the frequency of 28’000 vibrations per hour and provides approximately 42 hours of power-reserve. It is decorated according to the highest standards with personalized “Côtes de Genève” on its oscillating weight. The case-back is stamped with “Clous de Paris”, featuring a medallion carrying the brand’s logo.