This is the marvelous DeWitt Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon watch, a new timepiece from the Geneva-based watchmaker with diamonds and an amazing design that’s worthy to adorn any royal’s wrist.
The Swiss horologist Jérôme DeWitt is actually a descendant of the great Napoléon Bonaparte, which explains the name of the watch: Twenty-8-Eight being the date on the French Republican Calendar when Bonaparte was announced Emperor of France.
This new DeWitt timepiece carries a consort of 215 round diamonds draped over its skeletonized, sand-brushed-nickel silver main plate, with black hour and minute hands that resemble double-edged swords on the dial’s three-dimensional display, adding to the overall elegance of the 18-karat white-gold case that’s flanked by 48 imperial columns.
Precision is assured by the manually wound tourbillon movement, featuring a 72-hour power reserve. DeWitt’s diamond-edition Twenty-8-Eight Skeleton Tourbillon and its sapphire-crystal caseback could be yours for $195,800.