DeWitt, “X-Watch” for Only Watch DeWitt, “Concept Watch No. 3 – X-Watch”.
Extremely fine, unique, large, reversible, titanium and steel, self-winding, water-resistant wristwatch with double bi-retrograde hours and minutes, visible one-minute tourbillon and power reserve on the front side, chronograph on the reverse, registers, power-reserve indication and a DeWitt titanium and black PVD triple folding clasp. Accompanied by fitted box and Certificate.
Case: Round, reversible, polished and matte, DeWitt imperial columns on the bezel, X-shaped bonnet covering the dial and activated by 4 push-pieces, bezel secured by 8 screws, polished titanium crown with blackened titanium ring and “W” signature, sapphire crystals.
Dial: Central rhodium-plated and polished applique in the form of an hourglass, guilloche back plate, Arabic numerals for the retrograde hours and minutes, aperture for the power-reserve indication, aperture for the tourbillon with seconds hand. Chronograph dial with special red back plate, numerals for the retrograde hours and minutes on the crystal, gliding seconds register, the minutes register with 3-arm hand covering a 30-minute time span. Skeleton sword hands.
Movement: Cal. DW8046, single reversible movement, 58 jewels, lateral lever escapement, Glucydur balance, Straumann balance spring with Phillips curve sequenced at 3 Hz, one-minute tourbillon carriage with bridge, patented automatic sequential winding device driven by a peripheral oscillating rotor. Dial, case and movement signed. Diameter 49 mm.
Estimated Price: €350,000 – 500,000
Realised Price: €410,000
The birth of DeWitt
In 2003, Jérôme de Witt decided to create DeWitt, a brand which would reflect his vision of watchmaking and give birth to the most elaborate complications respecting the best watchmakers tradition.At that time, the Manufacture was established in its first workshop in Vandoeuvres.