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DeWitt ALMA Edition 2014

Swiss luxury watch manufacture DeWitt revisits its ALMA Collection and unveils new Alma jewellery watches. Alma is the second watch collection that the Swiss manufacture has dedicated entirely to women.

The Alma watch features a harmonious oval case, a slightly cambered profile so as to fit perfectly the shape of the wrist, and of course the sculpted forms of the famous DeWitt stylised imperial columns. The collection comes in seven versions, clad in red gold, white gold and diamonds and fitted with elegant dials.

The Alma watch houses an automatic calibre with a central seconds hand and a 42-hour power reserve. Its three hands in 18-carat gold, sword-shaped and with a skeleton format in the case of the hour and minute hands and slender for the seconds hand, rhythmically mark out the passing of time in the centre of a dial that reveals its perspectives through a play of light and in the forms of its relief.

For the first two jewellery versions of the line, the matt or polished rim of the dial, with its “black gold” finish and adorned with Arabic numerals, enhances the magnificent snow setting effect of its bed of round diamonds. A circle set with baguette-cut diamonds and adorned with black-painted hour markers give a refined interpretation to the minute-band.

On the version in polished pink gold, the “Clou de Paris” decoration of the dial perfectly completes this model’s elegant, glittering design, full of contrasts, rounded forms and reflections.

The anti-reflective glass, cambered from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock and from 6 to 12, gives a generously-curved silhouette to this watch, with its profile immediately recognisable thanks to its imperial columns and its alternately polished and delicately sanded 18-carat gold surfaces. Its crown and ardillon buckle in polished gold, both engraved with the brand’s distinctive “W” signature, give an additional elegant touch of detail to the watch’s finishes.

Model: ALMA AL.001

Case
Oval case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides, polished bezel, sand-blasted flanks
Material: 18-carat rose gold
Diameter: 38.38 x 32.50 mm
Total thickness: 11.09 mm
Crown: 18-carat rose gold, fluted, polished, “W” signature
Case back: Design DeWitt
Glass: Sapphire crystal, cambered in both directions (3-9 o’clock and 6-12 o’clock), anti-glare treatment
Distance between lugs; 16 mm
Water-resistance: 30 metres

Dial
Silver-toned centre with a “Clou de Paris” pattern, matt black flange, Arabic numerals and DeWitt logo in rose-gold-toned appliques
Hands: Hours and minutes: 18-carat rose gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Seconds: 18-carat rose gold, thin and elegant

Wristband
Semi-matt black alligator
18-carat rose-gold pin buckle, polished, “W” signature

Model: ALMA AL.003

Case
Oval case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides, bezel set with round diamonds, sand-blasted flanks
Material: 18-carats rose gold set with diamonds [46 round diamonds (approx. 1.15 ct)]
Diameter: 38.38 x 32.50 mm
Total thickness: 11.09 mm
Crown: 18-carat rose gold, fluted, polished, “W” signature
Case back: Design DeWitt
Glass: Sapphire crystal, cambered in both directions (3-9 o’clock and 6-12 o’clock), anti glare treatment
Distance between lugs: 16 mm
Water-resistance: 30 metres

Dial
Snow-set centre, circle set with baguette-cut diamonds and decorated with 12 black indexes, polished “Black Gold”-toned flange with rose-gold-toned Arabic numerals in appliques
116 diamonds (approx. 0.6 ct)
Hands: Hours and minutes: 18-carat rose gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Seconds: 18-carat rose gold, thin and elegant

Wristband
Wristband
Semi-mat black alligator
18-carat rose-gold pin buckle, polished, “W” signature

Model: ALMA AL.007

Case
Oval case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides, bezel set with round diamonds, sand-blasted flanks
Material: 18-carat white gold set with 46 round diamonds (approx. 1.15 ct)
Diameter: 38.38 x 32.50 mm
Total thickness: 11.09 mm
Crown: 18-carat white gold, fluted, polished, “W” signature
Case back: Design DeWitt
Glass: Sapphire crystal, cambered in both directions (3-9 o’clock and 6-12 o’clock), anti-glare treatment
Distance between lugs: 16 mm
Water-resistance:30 metres

Dial
Snow-set centre, circle set with baguette-cut diamonds and decorated with 12 black indexes, matt black flange with rhodium-toned Arabic numerals in appliques
116 diamonds (approx. 0.6 ct)
Hands – Hours and minutes: 18-carat white gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords; Seconds: 18-carat white gold, thin and elegant

Wristband
Semi-matt black alligator
18-carat white-gold pin buckle, polished, “W” signature

ALMA AL.004 &  ALMA AL.005
This  two new versions of the Alma Collection are adorned with white gold, diamonds and white mother-of-pearl. A fine rim of the dial set with round diamonds underlines the originality and subtlety of the dials: a stylised “Art Deco” pattern enhanced by four Arabic numerals and four opposing black Roman numerals showcases the former, and a “Horseshoe” motif set with diamonds and adorned with a rounded Arabic numeral at 6 o’clock illustrates the latter.

Model: ALMA AL.004

Case
Oval case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides, bezel set with round diamonds, sand-blasted flanks
18-carat white gold set with 46 round diamonds (approx. 1.15 ct)
Diameter: 38.38 x 32.50 mm; total thickness: 11.09 mm
Crown: 18-carat white gold, fluted, polished, “W” signature
Case back: Design Dewitt
Glass: Sapphire crystal, cambered in both directions (3-9 o’clock  and 6-12 o’clock), anti-glare treatment
Distance between lugs: 16 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres

Dial
White mother-of-pearl with a horseshoe pattern set with round diamonds, rhodium-plated Arabic numeral at 6 o’clock and rhodium-plated DeWitt logo applique, flange set with round diamonds
96 round diamonds (approx. 0.21 ct)

Hands 
Hours and minutes: 18-carat white gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Seconds: 18-carat white gold, thin and elegant

Wristband
Semi-matt black alligator
Buckle: 18-carat white-gold pin buckle, polished, “W” signature

Model: ALMA AL.005

Case 
Oval case with DeWitt imperial columns on the sides, bezel set with round diamonds, sand-blasted flanks
18-carat white gold set with 46 round diamonds (approx. 1.15 ct)
Diameter: 38.38 x 32.50 mm  & Total thickness: 11.09 mm
Crown: 18-carat white gold, fluted, polished, “W” signature
Case back: Design DeWitt
Glass: Sapphire crystal, cambered in both directions(3-9 o’clock  and 6-12 o’clock), anti-glare treatment
Distance between lugs: 16 mm
Water resistance: 30 metres

Dial
White mother-of-pearl with an Art Deco pattern set with round diamonds, DeWitt logo, Arabic and Roman numerals in black, flange set with round diamonds
117 round diamonds (approx. 0.23 ct)

Hands 
Hours and minutes: 18-carat white gold, open-worked hands in the form of double-edged swords
Seconds: 18-carat white gold, thin and elegant

Wristband
Semi-matt black alligator
Buckle: 18-carat white-gold pin buckle, polished, “W” signature

Movement Specifications
Calibre DW 0162
Mechanical self-winding movement
Functions: Hours, minutes, central second
Diameter: 25.60 mm
Power reserve: 42 hours
Frequency: 28,800 vph
Rotor: Design DeWitt
Balance: 3-armed, made in Glucydur
Spiral: Flat
Escapement: 47° angle of lift
Jewelling: 25 jewels

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