2012/07/18 - DeWitt the Twenty-8-eight Seconde Retrograde

A tranquil expression of time

DeWitt revisits one of its leading models, the Seconde Retrograde by offering a more classical and refined version that comes in a limited edition of 88 pieces.

The Seconde Retrograde is presented in a slightly thinner Twenty-8-Eight case, conveying a great impression of lightness. The contrasting mix of 18k rose gold together with grade 5 Neotitanium produces an effect of classicism tempered with innovation, in line with the Manufacture’s identity.

The alternating brushed, polished and micro-blasted finishes on the bezel and the case create a subtle play of light. Furthermore, the size and relief of the different guilloché areas gives the galvanic black dial a fascinating depth of colour. As a result, the dial of the Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde catches the light with every movement of the wrist, recalling the luminous rays of the sun.

The Twenty-8-Eight Seconde Retrograde is powered by the Calibre DW1102. Its frequency of 28,000 vibrations per hour gives it a very high degree of precision that, together with its solid 40-hour power reserve, ensures this model will appeal to all lovers of exceptional mechanical watches.

Technical Specifications

Reference no.: DW1102 (ETA 2892)
Limited edition: 88 pieces

Calibre :
  • Movement: Self-winding mechanical movement with an Agenhor retrograde second module
  • Functions: Hours, minutes, retrograde second
  • Power reserve: 40 hours
  • Launch: 2003
  • Frequency: 28,800 vibrations/hour
  • Rotor: DeWitt design with open-work “W” logo
  • Balance: 3 arms, in Glucydur
  • Spiral: Flat
  • Escapement: 51° angle of lift
  • Jewelling: 31 jewels
  • Diameter: 29.20 mm
  • Total height: 5.45 mm
  • Special finishes: “Côtes de Genève” decoration on bridges
Case :
  • Case: Round, with DeWitt Imperial columns on sides and bezel. Polished and micro-blasted finishes.
  • Material: 18K rose gold and grade 5 Neotitanium
  • Diameter: 43 mm
  • Total thickness: 11.26 mm
  • Crown: Polished rose gold with insert of blackened titanium and “W” signature
  • Distance between horns: 21 mm
  • Case back: Sapphire crystal with safety screws
Dial :
  • Dial: Centre and exterior retrograde circle in galvanic black with guilloché flames. Rose gold applique circles and numerals. Large Roman numerals at four compass points and small Arabic numerals at five-minute intervals.
  • Hands: Hours and minutes: open-work hands in the shape of two-edged swords. Retrograde seconds two thin, elegant hands.
  • Wristband: Matt black alligator leather
  • Buckle: Pin buckle in grade 5 Neotitanium with an engraved “W”.
  • Water-resistance: 30 metres