The DeWitt Manufacture, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, once again expresses its perception of quiet strength with its new FURTIVE collection, the brand’s first line in steel. This latest creation is an alternative to DeWitt’s “powerful mechanical watches”, and displays a relaxed allure.
Available in automatic and chronograph versions, the FURTIVE watch draws its inspiration from the world of sports and is essentially targeted at a young, dynamic and “sporty-chic” clientele. The subtle combination of steel and black PVD on a robust 42 mm case reinforces the contemporary spirit of the watch. The famous imperial column motif, a tribute to the historical legacy of the DeWitt family, is still present, but in a more understated way.
The curved case is fitted on a metal or rubber strap that fits the wrist perfectly for optimal comfort. The FURTIVE Automatic comes either with delicate and elegant central seconds, or with a seconds counter at 6 o’clock. The hour and minute hands in 18-carat white gold are openwork and sword-shaped. Its power reserve is approximately 42 hours. The dials on the FURTIVE Automatic, crafted in their entirety at the Manufacture, demonstrate the creative force of the brand. Blending Art Deco style and innovative industrial design, the central seconds version offers exciting contrasts of texture and light.
The dials come in a choice of three colours: midnight blue, white or black. Finally, the new FURTIVE line meets the high standards of finish adopted by the DeWitt Manufacture since its creation: satin-finished, polished and chamfered surfaces. The high quality of finishing work also applies to the oscillating weight with personalized “Côtes de Genève”, and to the case back stamped with “Clous de Paris”, featuring a medallion carrying the brand logo. There is also a “W” engraved on the crown. With its new steel FURTIVE collection, the DeWitt brand is beginning a new chapter in its history.
FURTIVE AUTOMATIC Collection
Calibre: Reference DW.HMS
Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 25.60 mm
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
Jewelling: 21 jewels
Round case with DeWitt’s imperial columns on the sides and on the bezel
Material: Steel, black PVD treatment on the sides
Diameter: 42 mm
Total thickness: 11.40 mm
Crown: Steel, polished and satin-finished, “W” signature
Case back: DeWitt design with “Clou de Paris” pattern
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Water-resistance: 30 metres
FTV.HMS.001: Black with Roman numerals and silvered index appliques. Central pattern featuring with white lines
FTV.HMS.002: White with Roman numerals in black gold colour tone and silvered index appliques. Central pattern featuring white lines
FTV.HMS.003: Blue with Roman numerals and silvered index appliques. Central pattern featuring white lines
Hours and minutes: 18-carat white gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Seconds: black, thin and elegant
Wristband Steel bracelet or black rubber strap
Buckle Polished, engraved “W” signature