DeWitt Métiers D’Art

Women are more attracted to jewellery than to watches, just like men are more attracted to watches in compare to jewellery. But this is changing and because of this shift, watch brands are making more connections with women and jewellery. DeWitt showed two models at Baselworld, the Classic Jewellery and Alma. We will be talking about the Classic Jewellery first.

 

Jerôme DeWitt created this brand in 2003, he wanted to give his reflections of watchmaking and create the most elaborate complications keeping the traditions of the earlier watchmakers.

Last few year some amazing pieces came out of the manufacture of DeWitt. The models of the Academia for example are one by one pieces of art. There are also models of not every model that refers to the heritage of Jerome DeWitt, he is a direct descendant of Emperor Napoléon.

Métier D’Art

These models combine the fine looks of jewellery with the craftsmanship of the watchmaker.

The dials are very special on these models. They same to be painted on, but in fact its made of powdered pigments. These pigments are made of, diamond, pearl, platinum gold and all sort of other gemstones. This gives the dial an amazing array of light and deepness which can only be achieved by the use of these materials.

The Métiers D’Art comes in three different models:

Japanese Springjapanesespring_classic_cla.hms.102-004_3-4_white_lr_920ee

Movement Mechanical self-winding movement
Functions Hours, minutes, central seconds
Power reserve 42 hours
Rotor DeWitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations 28,800 vph
Balance 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Diameter 25.60 mm
Jewels 21 jewels
Case
Case Round case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides
Material 18-carat rose gold set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.8 cts)
Diameter 40 mm
Total thickness 9.6 mm
Crown 18-carat rose gold, polished and brushed, “W” signature
Case back Sapphire crystal
Distance between lugs 20 mm
Dial
Dial Flower design hand-crafted using powdered diamond, pearl, platinum, gold, tiger’s eye, malachite, quartz and other gemstones
Hands Hours and Minutes: 18-carat rose gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Central second: 18-carat rose gold, thin and elegant
Wristband
Wristband Shiny green alligator leather
Buckle 18-carat rose gold pin buckle, polished, engraved “W” signature

 

Japanese Spring Golden Afternoon

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Movement Mechanical self-winding movement
Functions Hours, minutes, central seconds
Power reserve 42 hours
Rotor DeWitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations 28,800 vph
Balance 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Diameter 25.60 mm
Jewels 21 jewels
Case
Case Round case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides
Material 18-carat white gold set with 146 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.41 cts)
Diameter 39 mm
Total thickness 9.28 mm
Crown 18-carat white gold, polished, adorned with a ruby cabochon
Case back Engraved, safety screws
Dial
Dial Butterfly and flower design hand-crafted using powdered diamond, pearl, platinum, gold, lapis lazuli, agate and other gemstones.
Hands Hours and Minutes: refined little sculptures in the shape of angel wings
Seconds: thin and elegant, topped with a small flame
Wristband
Wristband Shiny blue alligator leather
Buckle 18-carat wgite gold pin buckle, polished, engraved “W” signature

Moon Abstraction

moonabstraction_cla.hms.102-005_white_3-4_lr_eeddd

Movement Mechanical self-winding movement
Functions Hours, minutes, central seconds
Power reserve 42 hours
Rotor DeWitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations 28,800 vph
Balance 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Diameter 25.60 mm
Jewels 21 jewels
Case
Case Round case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides
Material 18-carat rose gold set with 60 brilliant-cut diamonds (approx. 1.39 cts)
Diameter 40 mm
Total thickness 9.6 mm
Crown 18-carat rose gold, polished and brushed, “W” signature
Case back Sapphire crystal
Distance between lugs 20 mm
Dial
Dial Celestial motif hand-crafted using powdered diamond, pearl, platinum, gold, lapis lazuli and other gemstones.
Hands Hours and minutes: 18-carat rose gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Central second: 18-carat rose gold, thin and elegant
Wristband
Wristband Blue alligator leather
Buckle 18-carat rose gold pin buckle, polished, engraved “W” signature

 

Overall

By combining fine jewellery, watchmaking and the craftsmanship which created the unique dials these Métiers D’Art are a treat to have on your wrist. The best thing about these models is, not one looks like the other. There will be only 10 pieces available of each model.

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DeWitt Watches