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By Neharika Padala | October 29 2014
The DeWitt Manufacture unveils the two new jewelry versions of its Alma Collection, in 18-carat pink or white gold set with diamonds.
The Alma watch stands out for its harmonious oval case, a profile that is slightly cambered so as to fit perfectly the shape of the wrist, and of course the sculpted forms of the famous DeWitt stylised imperial columns.
It houses an automatic caliber with a central seconds hand and a 42-hour power reserve. The fine rim set with round diamonds underlines the originality and subtlety of the dials. Their white mother-of-pearl surfaces are decorated with alternating Arabic and Roman numerals, interspersed with hour markers set with diamonds. The ‘snow set’ center gives an added touch of refinement to this exquisitely-crafted watch.
Its three hands in 18-carat gold rhythmically mark out the passing of time in the center of a dial that reveals its perspectives through a play of light and in the forms of its relief. The hour and minute hands are sword-shaped with a skeleton format and the seconds hand is slender.
These two timepieces are adorned by a total of 217 round diamonds (for approx. 1.7 carats). The anti-reflective glass, cambered from 3 o’clock to 9 o’clock and from 6 o’clock to 12 o’clock, gives a generously-curved silhouette to this watch, with a profile that is immediately recognizable thanks to its imperial columns and its alternately polished and delicately sanded 18-carat gold surfaces. Its crown and ardillon buckle in polished gold, both engraved with the brand’s distinctive ‘W’ signature, give an additional elegant touch of detail to the watch’s finishes.
Firmly in the 21st century but also imbued with imperial dignity, the Alma Collection
bears witness to the care and attention bestowed by the Manufacture DeWitt on every detail, thus turning each watchmaking creation into an authentic work of art.