DeWitt : Tantalum-clad tourbillon

Twenty-8-Eight Regulator A.S.W. Horizons
Boîtier: titanium and tantalum, sapphire caseback, with 48 imperial columns on the sides Diameter: 46mm Movement: mechanical with patented Automatic Sequential Winding mechanism (Calibre DW8014, 72h power reserve, 320 parts), peripheral oscillating weight, Straumann® balance-spring with Phillips terminal curve, tourbillon incorporating deadbeat seconds within its carriage Functions: hours, minutes, deadbeat seconds and power-reserve indication Dial: tinted sapphire crystal, central applique and palladium hour-markers Water resistance: 30m Strap: semi-matt medium navy blue overstitched alligator leather with triple-blade folding clasp

New York is irresistible. The architectural icon that never sleeps has inspired the Twenty-8-Eight Régulateur A.S.W. Horizons. Driven by a peripheral oscillating weight, its patented Automatic Sequential Winding (A.S.W.) mechanism acts as the beating heart of an Art Deco style “monument” in tantalum and titanium creating a metallic blue shimmering effect reminiscent of the sunrise or sunset reflected in the glass towers of Manhattan. This new version sets a fine stage for its Art Deco bridges and its peripheral bidirectional rotor, as well as for the deadbeat seconds lever driven by the “smart” tourbillon carriage via a tiny pinion sliding over each tooth of the wheel. Like a “heavenly” indication floating above the city with its poetic skyscrapers, the 72-hour power reserve of the self-winding movement developed by DeWitt reflects the significance of innovation and aesthetics in the history of time measurement.

Brice Lechevalier is editor-in-chief of GMT and Skippers, which he co-founded in 2000 and 2001 respectively. He has also been CEO of WorldTempus since it joined the GMT Publishing stable, of which he is director and joint shareholder. In 2012 he created the Geneva Watch Tour, and he has been an advisor to the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève since 2011. Also closely involved in sailing, he has published the magazine of the Société Nautique de Genève since 2003, and was one of the founders of the SUI Sailing Awards in 2009 and the Concours d’Elégance for motor boats at the Cannes Yachting Festival in 2015.

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