It's called the Twenty Eight-8-Seconde Retrograde. Playing with contrasting effects, it's a new graphic watch with a black and grey dial with raised sunburst decor to supply the understated backdrop for the "Seconde Retrograde" complication.
The use of shapes, colours and materials amplifies this subtle effect of depth. The eye is subtly drawn to the lower portion, at six o'clock, where the fanned seconds enter into an elegant dance: after tracing a circular arc, the hand jumps back to zero to restart the dance. An entertaining effect that one never tires of watching.
The markers and numerals highlighted by a circle in rose gold applique play their role as a response to the openwork sword-shaped hands. Large Roman numerals, placed at the four cardinal points and discreetly interconnected by small Arabic numerals, offer a pleasant way of telling the time.
The heart of the Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde beats to the rhythm of a mechanical movement with the most accurate of automatic winding at 28'800 vph, and a power reserve of 40 hours.
Finally, the crown and the fastening screws of the 18-carat rose gold case once again demonstrate the aesthetic endeavours, delicate finishes and care given to every detail by the DeWitt watchmakers.
In a genuinely contemporary spirit, rooted even more firmly in exclusivity, DeWitt combines the excellence of its traditional expertise with an unceasing creativity in producing this decidedly masculine timepiece.
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