The launch of the new DeWitt CLASSIC collection marks an inspired change for the Geneva workshops, which is celebrating its tenth anniversary this year.
While introducing a resolutely classic style and extremely pure lines, this new design remains faithful to the DeWitt DNA. Offering a subtle blend of character and elegance, the new CLASSIC collection is balanced and understated.
The case is thinner than on the Academia and Twenty-8-Eight collections, and features a refined and understated version of the iconic imperial column motif. The 40 mm-diameter rose-gold case and the soft, curved lines of the horns give an impression of extreme lightness. The watch is equipped with a self-winding mechanical movement.
The CLASSIC Quantieme watch offers a power reserve of approximately 42 hours. In addition to indicating the hours, minutes, and seconds, the movement has a calendar with days of the week in the aperture at 11 o’clock, months at 1 o’clock and the date using a central hand. Constantly pushing the boundaries of watchmaking technology in pursuit of aesthetic perfection, a mother-of-pearl moon phase indicator positioned at 6 o’clock is delicately placed on a “goldstone” sky. Goldstone is a glittering glass discovered in Venice in the seventeenth century, which later developed into the famous Murano glass.
Ranging from black to white, through a delicate shade of midnight blue, the sunray dial allows light and shadow to subtly interact with shape and colour.
The CLASSIC Quantieme is a paragon of traditional watchmaking expertise with its sunray dial, embellished with apertures, a moon phase indicator and appliqué markers, and openwork sword-shaped hands.
It 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 embellished with “Côtes de Genève”, signed by DeWitt, which can be seen through a sapphire crystal. There is also a “W” engraved on the rose-gold fluted crown.
Calibre Reference DW.9000
Mechanical self-winding movement
Diameter: 26.20 mm
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
Hours, minutes, central second, annual calendar, moon phase
Round case with DeWitt’s imperial columns on the sides
Material: 18-carat rose gold
Diameter: 40 mm
Total thickness: 10,6 mm
Crown: 18-carat rose gold, polished and brushed, “W”signature
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Distance between lugs: 20 mm
Water-resistance: 30 meters
– Black dial with index appliques in rose gold colour tone (Ref. CLA.QUA.001)
– White dial with index appliques in rose gold colour tone (Ref. CLA.QUA.002)
– Blue dial with index appliques in rose gold colour (Ref. CLA.QUA.003)
Indication of the date at the peripheral circle
Indication of the day in the aperture at 11 o’clock
Indication of the month at 1 o’clock
Moon phase at 6 o’clock
Goldfluss sky and pearly white moon
Hours and Minutes: 18-carat rose gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Central second hand: black, thin and elegant
Calendar: black with rose gold colour termination, shaped as a horseshoe
Black alligator strap with 18-carat rose gold pin buckle, polished, engraved “W” signature