Baselworld 2012 Spotlight: DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Watch

Mar 11, 2012

What’s not to love about skeleton watches? They show off all the intricacies of a watch movement and are still beautiful to look at. That’s why today’s Baselworld feature is showing off the latest release from DeWitt, the Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton watch. This exquisite watch design shows off what DeWitt is known for, the first 100 percent manufacture movement through a scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The movement is a DW8028 Calibre hand-winding movement with an integrated tourbillon complication. With a movement as intricate as this, it’s no wonder that DeWitt opted to show it off with a skeletonized dial.

Several elements of the skeleton dial design hark back to an Art Deco influence, including the barrel at the 12 o’clock position (inspired by vintage steering wheels) and the bridges across the tourbillon in the 6 o’clock position. This geometric Art Deco theme is also carried to the baguette diamonds set in the 18 karat white gold version of this watch. The 36 baguette diamonds are only set in the white gold version of the Twenty-8-Eight Tourbillon Skeleton watch. The flange in this version is also set with eight round-cut white diamonds and the engraved DeWitt “W” signature that help server as hour markers. The rose gold version of this watch only has the engraved “W” signature.

This watch stays true to the entire philosophy of DeWitt, which is an adherence to classical watchmaking with a modern flair in design. It’s pieces like this that sum up where DeWitt watches have come from and exactly where they’re going to go.

DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Watch Specifications

Movement:
Hand-wound DW8028 movement
Power Reserve: 72 hours
Oscillations: 18,000 vibrations per hour
Componenet: 185
Jewels: 19

Functions:
Hours, minutes, tourbillon

Case:
18 karat white or rose gold
Diameter: 43mm
Crystal: Scratch-resistant sapphire
Water resistant: 30 meters

Strap:
Brown or black alligator leather
18 karat white or rose gold pin buckle

King Jewelers is an authorized dealer for DeWitt watches in Middle Tennesse and South Florida, as well as over forty luxury Swiss watch brands including Bell & Ross, Breitling, Breguet, Cartier, Chanel, Chopard, Harry Winston, Hublot, Jaquet Droz, Montblanc, Roger Dubuis and TAG Heuer. King Jewelers is a member of the American Watch Guild and has been named a Leading Watch Retailer in North America by International Wristwatch Magazine. King Jewelers also offers expert watch repair and watch restoration at their retail locations in Aventura, FL and Nashville, TN. For more information on DeWitt watches, please visit www.dewitt.ch or take a look at our DeWitt page.

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