Swiss watch brand DWISS is celebrating its 10th anniversary by launching an automatic wandering hours wristwatch: the M3W.
The case design inspiration came from the past model M3, which was produced in Switzerland and was designed in the world’s first Watch Design Club, where 100 members came together to create a watch during the year of 2020. The fabulous design of the model M3 has already guaranteed to this watch two design awards until now: the ePDA and the Good Design Award, totalising 13 design awards for DWISS since its foundation.
The difference between the new M3W from the previous model M3 is that the anniversary edition watch has a domed bezel and double domed sapphire crystal, and the most important: a wandering hour module with three satellites discs over the skeleton dial that shows the modified Sellita SW-200 movement used in this collection.
The wandering hours concept was first created in the 17th century by the Campanus brother. It consists of an arm with discs at the ends that shows the current hour and points to the minutes along the arc-shaped track. The system thus combines a digital display and an analogue indication in an intuitive way of telling the time.
In recent years, some of the most prestigious watch brands have used this concept to produce incredible watches, now it’s time for DWISS to do it for a second time in its anniversary edition timepieces.
The M3W collection is available in four dial colors: Black with White indexes, Blue with White indexes, Green with White indexes, and White with Black indexes. Super-LumiNova illuminates the display at night. M3W uses blue BG-W9 and BL black NL for the black markers on the white dial models.
The multi-piece 42mm stainless steel case of the M3W features deep recesses on the case sides and hex screws that flank the crown guards. Sharp edges separate brushed and polished surfaces. This includes the circular brushed domed bezel that surrounds the double domed sapphire crystal with an anti-reflective coating. A screw-down crown and screw-down transparent caseback provide the M3W with 200m of water resistance.
The M3W is available in a limited series of 500 pieces. It is priced at $1,990 USD on a rubber strap and $2,190 USD on the stainless steel bracelet.