De Witt TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON

DeWitt well balanced model in white gold combined with a blue PVD surface finish is the next in line of the Twenty-8-eight Skeleton Tourbillon collection. With this entirely produced in house watch another beautiful tourbillon is born.

Transparency and precision

The DeWitt calibre DW8028s 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 spiral 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.

Architectural strength and finesse

twenty-8-eight skeleton tourbillon ambianceThe 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 blue PVD surface finishing.

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 18-carat white gold. 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.

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.

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

Technical Specifications

Calibre:

twenty-8-eight skeleton tourbillon case-backMovement Mechanical and skeletonized manually wound movement integrating a Tourbillon manufactured by DeWitt

Diameter 33 mm

Functions Hours, minutes

Power reserve 72 hours

Vibrations 18,000 Vph

Balance Variable-inertia balance

Spiral Spiral with Breguet curve sequenced at 2.5 Hz.

Escapement 44° angle of lift

Jewelling 19

Number of components 185

Case:

twenty-8-eight skeleton tourbillon case-backCase Round case, adorned with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides

Material 18-carat white gold

Diameter 43 mm

Total Thickness 10,28 mm

Crown 18-carat white gold, polished, ring in blackened titanium featuring the “W” signature

Case back Sapphire crystal, secure with screws

Distance between lugs 21 mm

Dail:

Hands Hours and minutes : open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords, silver colour tone

 

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