WX-1 Luxury Watch from De Witt
If you are a watch lover, then it is time for you to pay visit to DeWitt to see this masterpiece ! Created by two masters of genius Jerome de Witt and Jean-Michel Wilmotte,WX-1 is both a watch Concept and an objet dâ€™art, highlighting the creativity of the House of DeWitt which is celebrating its […]
Created by two masters of genius Jerome de Witt and Jean-Michel Wilmotte,WX-1 is both a watch Concept and an objet dâ€™art, highlighting the creativity of the House of DeWitt which is celebrating its 5th anniversary in 2008.
The mechanism of WX-1 is equipped with a vertical “flying” tourbillon, which carriage makes one turn per minute. The watch power reserve is quite impressive â€“ about 21-day (approximately 504-hour).
Time is reflected in a very original way â€“ with two rotating disks. The first disk indicates minutes and rotates clockwise, the second indicates hours counterclockwise. The wheel system fulfills transmission function and transfers the information of time measuring to minute and hour disks.
Moving aside a cover, the whole mechanism located under a transparent plate can be seen. The DeWitt masters have used high-tech materials to create the watch: titanium-vanadium alloy and allocated aluminium, the case is covered with a thin layer of pink gold.
On the back side there are two cylindrical reservoirs having a shape of reactors. One of them contains the tourbillonâ€™s mechanism; another one has the wind system WX-1. A thin rod provides the wind of 5 barrels for a few seconds.
This device controlled by electronics and powered by a lithium battery, performs 60 turns per minute and its torque force can achieve 10 H/mm. It provides the wind of all 5 barrels WX-1 within a few seconds using a switch. The tool is charged through a socket or via USB-port placed in its rear part. WX-1 can be also winded manually using the second device.
This masterpiece is produced exclusively in limited edition and it probably costs more than your house. Yes, you heard it right. WX-1 concept watches are designed at price 400,000 Euros ($590,000).