Concept Watch No3: X-Watch
Montres DeWitt is honoured to have been invited to participate in the Only Watch 2011 Charity Auction in favour of research programmes on the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), to be held in Monaco on September 22 under the high patronage and in presence of S.A.S. Le Prince Albert II of Monaco. DeWitt is presenting this year yet another masterpiece: the X-Watch.
For its third concept watch, DeWitt is continuing its exploration of reversible watches. The mechanism, initially inspired from a concrete mixer. But for the X-Watch, reversible was not enough ! DeWitt therefore imagined a spectacular articulated “bonnet” in the shape of an “X” that partly covers the face of the watch and activated by four push-pieces positioned in the upper and lower part of the case.
A special mechanism was integrated to control the speed of its opening. The case can then be flipped over and locked again by closing the “X”.
In house is beautiful !
The X-Watch houses DeWitt’s third 100% in-house manufactured movement, Calibre DW 8046. One single reversible movement displaying bi-retrograde hours and minutes on each side and featuring an automatic Tourbillon, a Chronograph and a patented Automatic Sequential Winding (A.S.W.) device driven by a peripheral oscillating rotor.