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 46 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 Chronograph is equipped with a function displaying the hours, minutes, seconds and chronograph. Pushing back technical and aesthetic limits yet further, the chronograph minute counter in the centre of the dial takes form of a turning disc with an open aperture that reveals the countdown of the minutes as it turns. The hour and minute hands in 18-carat white gold are openwork and sword-shaped. Those on the counters are subtly illuminated by a golden hue at their tip. The power reserve is approximately 42 hours.
Equipped with a patented and totally avant-garde system, the crown, engraved with the “W” logo, is inverted. Reinforcing the strong and masculine character of the model, it tilts back to its normal position for setting the watch. The dials on the FURTIVE Chronograph, crafted in their entirety at the Manufacture, demonstrate the creative force of the brand. Completely captivating, they evoke the dashboard of a sports car with two dials at 3 and 9 o’clock connected by an elegant “grille” balancing the ensemble. The Furtive Chronograph comes in a choice of three colours, including 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.
Collection: FURTIVE CHRONOGRAPH
FTV.CHR.001 – Black dial
FTV.CHR.002 – White dial
FTV.CHR.003 – Blue dial
Calibre: Reference DW2079
Mechanical self-winding movement, chronograph
Diameter: 30 mm
Functions: Hours, minutes, seconds, chronograph, 24-hour indicator
Power reserve: 42 hours
Rotor: Dewitt design with “Côtes de Genève” pattern
Vibrations: 28,800 vph
Balance: 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Jewelling: 51 jewels
Round case with DeWitt’s imperial columns on the sides and on the bezel
Material: Steel, black PVD treatment on the sides
Diameter: 46 mm
Total thickness: 15 mm
Crown: Steel, polished and satin-finished, “W” signature; Patented reclining system
Case back: DeWitt design with “Clou de Paris” pattern
Distance between lugs: 22,5 mm
Water-resistance 30 metres
FTV.CHR.001: Black with applied silvered numerals. Satin-finished black flange featuring silvered index appliques. Small second counter at 3 o’clock, 24-hour counter at 9 o’clock. Black chronograph central rotating minute counter with a flame pattern.
FTV.CHR.001: White with applied black gold numerals. Satin-finished black flange featuring silvered index appliques. Small second counter at 3 o’clock, 24-hour counter at 9 o’clock. Black chronograph central rotating minute counter with a flame pattern.
FTV.CHR.001: Blue with applied silvered numerals. Satin-finished blue flange featuring silvered index appliques. Small second counter at 3 o’clock, 24-hour counter at 9 o’clock. Black chronograph central rotating minute counter with a flame pattern.
Hours and minutes: 18-carat white gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Seconds counter, 24-hour indicator and chronograph seconds: black with a rose gold coloured termination
Wristband Steel bracelet or black rubber strap
Buckle: Polished, engraved “W” signature