DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon New Models – T8.TH.011 (Titanium Case) & T8.TH.014 (Brown PVD Treated Titanium Case)

DeWitt enhances its Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon series with two new models crafted in titanium.

The Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon boasts a strong and very well balanced case which features 48 imperial columns. The carved-out main plate, a sand-brushed nickel silver base with black gold surface finishing and a yellow gold inscription of the calibre reference, is a marvellous labyrinth of curves, circles and straight lines. A stunning skeletonised “W” logo is positioned at 9 o’clock.

The play on depths, perspectives and layers is a typical feature of DeWitt designs and the Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon is no exception. The skeletonised “W” logo is actually duplicated on the lower part of the movement in order to offer these interesting volumes when admiring the movement from either side of the watch. A magnificent Tourbillon complication gracefully rotates on its axis, held in place by a long, slender and circular grained Art Déco bridge.

TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON, T8.TH.011

The DeWitt calibre DW8028 uses age-old, recognized and highly reliable technical parameters in its construction: 18’000 A/h, a variable-inertia balance, a 44° angle escapement and 72 hours power reserve.

Entirely produced in-house, this manually wound Tourbillon is equipped with a Swiss anchor escapement and a Straumann Hairspring® with Phillips terminal curve made out of an unbreakable, self-compensating, non-oxidizing, anti-magnetic alloy and sequenced at 2.5 Hz. The perfect homogeneity and incredibly precise flat rolling of the Hairspring (0,0001 mm) guarantee an extremely high precision to the mechanism. The balance, as well as the escape wheel and the anchor are made of 18-carat yellow gold.

The barrel, positioned at 12 o’clock, is also skeletonised in order to reveal the interior of the motor.

The shape given to the open-worked barrel was inspired by the design of vintage car steering wheels. As the barrel wheel gently turns with the unwinding of the spring, the stems of the upper part will glide over the stems of the lower part.

The new models of Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon feature a 43 mm round case made in grade 5 titanium with blue hands or in grade 5 titanium with chocolate-brown PVD treatment. Presenting particularly comfortable proportions with redesigned lugs and slightly more discrete imperial columns displayed on its flanks, it remains instantly recognizable and true to DeWitt’s strong DNA. Its balanced design offers the necessary combination of character and refinement for a successful wedding with the architectural lines of the skeleton movement. The wall is decorated by four extremely precise and sharp “W” logos, displayed at the cardinal points.

TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON, T8.TH.014

The Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon fully complies with the very demanding finishing norms of the DeWitt Manufacture. Entirely hand-made, the treatment and finishing-work on this piece are of a rare quality. Case, plate, bridges, wheels and even miniature screws are all angled, polished, satin-finished and treated to perfection. Particularly eye-catching is the alternation of polished and satin brushed finishing on the columns of the bezel.

TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON, T8.TH.011 

Case
Round case, adorned with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides
Material: Grade 5 titanium
Diameter: 43 mm; Total Thickness: 10,28 mm
Crown: Grade 5 titanium, polished, ring in blackened titanium featuring the “W” signature
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Distance between lugs : 21 mm
Water-resistance: 30 metres

Dial
Hands: Hours and minutes: open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords, blue colour tone

Wristband
Black alligator strap
Buckle: Grade 5 titanium pin buckle, polished, “W” signature

TWENTY-8-EIGHT SKELETON TOURBILLON, T8.TH.014 

Case
Round case, adorned with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides
Material: Grade 5 titanium with brown PVD treatment
Diameter: 43 mm; Total Thickness: 10, 28 mm
Crown: Grade 5 titanium with brown PVD treatment, polished, ring in blackened titanium featuring the “W” signature
Case back: Sapphire crystal
Distance between lugs: 21 mm
Water-resistance: 30 metres

Dial
Hands: Hours and minutes: open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords rose gold colour tone

Wristband
Grey alligator strap
Buckle: Grade 5 titanium with brown PVD treatment pin buckle, polished, “W” signature

Movement specifications
Calibre DW8028s
Mechanical and skeletonized manually wound movement integrating a Tourbillon manufactured by DeWitt
Diameter: 33 mm
Functions: Hours, minutes
Power reserve: 72 hours
Vibrations: 18,000 Vph
Balance: Variable-inertia balance
Spiral: Spiral with Breguet curve sequenced at 2.5 Hz.
Escapement: 44° angle of lift
Jewelling: 19
Number of components: 185

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