Towards the latter part of 2011 luxury watchmakers DeWitt played host to a number of watch aficionados at Kronometry 1999 in London.
The boutique, which enjoys a perfect location among the luxury goods stores on New Bond Street, is dedicated to prestige watches and has its own presentation lounges which are ideal for providing personalised hospitality.
Head of Kronometry 1999 Walter Ronchetti was joined by Jérôme de Witt, president of the brand which bears his name, and around a dozen fans of the Geneva-based manufacture for what turned out to be a most entertaining evening. The boutique was closed to the public, and the guests were treated to a viewing of a number of the watches which have made DeWitt famous, including the Twenty-8-Eight Regulator A.S.W Horizons and the Academia Blackstream Chronograph. Jérôme de Witt has always enjoyed events of this kind, since they give him an exclusive opportunity to discuss and share his unique approach to watchmaking – one that combines a respect of tradition with a contemporary outlook.
As well as having the chance to admire some exceptional pieces, the collectors were also able to get some hands-on watch-making experience, under the “watchful” eye of international head of sales Thibaud Jaouen. This exercise gave the guests a genuine insight into the minute detail and meticulous care and attention required to assemble a DeWitt. And once the hard work was over, it was time for a well-earned dinner around a table which had been set up within the store especially for the event.