A SKELETON TIMEPIECE WITH BI-RETROGRADES SECONDS !
In one word: Amazing! When DEWITT creates a skeleton movement, it really means skeleton at its fullest. Indeed, a lot of light & space is present inside the case and the best example is the balance wheel « floating » at 5 o’clock. You can also quickly spot the escapement running next to the heart of the timepiece. 100% pleasure for mechanical lovers! and it’s just the appetizer…
As main course, you have an ingenious system at 7 o’clock that shows you the seconds: "The Bi-Retrogrades Seconds"
A minute (60 seconds) is spit in half. The lower indicator goes from 0 to 30 and the upper from 30 to 60 but that’s not all.... as only one hand points them by stretching itself up and down! Fantastic.
The back is as beautiful as the front, for instance you’ll clearly see the gears behind the Bi-retrogrades system and the double open barrels are giving a 100 hours power reserve.
Simply one of our favorites of Baselworld 2016!
Hats off, DEWITT!