D.Dornblüth & Son Regulator

This D.Dornblüth & Son watch takes inspiration from the regulator clocks of bygone era. The watch is available in stainless steel and rose gold editions.

With the REGULATOR watch, the manufacture D.Dornblüth & Son breaks new ground as to the movement and the dial.

Eye-catcher is the dial, which is exceptional for a regulator: simply fragmented with off-centre hour display at 6 o’clock, power reserve at 12 o’clock and central minutes and seconds. The movement continues the well-known Dornblüth tradition. Along with a hack mechanism, the team integrated a separate central second bridge on the ¾ plate.

In order to conceal as little as possible from the ¾ platine finish with its Geneva stripes, gold chatons and yellow-gold manufactory name, two additional pinions and an intermediate wheel transmit the power from the seconds wheel to the seconds pinion. For this movement, 70% of the parts are produced in-house.

The dial is crafted in the Dornblüth manufacture itself by following the 250-year-old technique of filling the gravings and of the subsequent coating in grainy matt silver.

Technical details

Movement
Diameter: 37mm; height: 5,4mm
20 rubies
Central display of minutes and seconds
Central seconds driven by eccentric second wheel
Intermediate wheel and seconds pinion below a separate bridge
Power reserve indicator by means of a specially developed bevel gear differential
Seconds stop
Power reserve 50 hours (± 5%)
18,000 semi-oscillations per hour
Red gold plated three-quarter plate with yellow gold plated engraving of manufactory name and Geneva stripe finish
Grained yellow gold seconds pinon bridge with bevelled edges and yellow gold serial number
Retracing ratchet
Double sunburst finish on crown wheels and power reserve wheels
Screws flat polished, heat-blued, with beveled edges
Glucydur screw balance with Nivarox-1-spring
Swan-neck fine adjustment on the hand-engraved balance cock

Case
Polished / burnished, double screw union
Diameter: 42 mm
Height: 12.5 mm
1.6 mm sapphire glass on top, slightly domed and anti-reflected inside
Screwed sapphire glass base
Oversized crown with embossed manufactory name

Dial
Central display of minutes and seconds
Sunken hours display at “6 o’clock”
Power reserve scale at “12 o’clock” sterling silver, matte black finished
Numerals and indexes numerals with white print
White, hour and minute hands coated with the fluorescent SUPER Luminova material

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