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Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.2 Black Dial

SKU: DB-006


Dornblueth Calibre 99.2 manual winding watch with power reserve - more details
• Case diameter (mm): 42.0
• Case thickness (mm): 11.5
• Case back: Transparent
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Winding: Manual
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: Dirk Dornblueth

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WatchBuys Direct Price: $6,640.00

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Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.2 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.2 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.2 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.2 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.2 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.2 Black Dial
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Product Details 

Drawing from his experience in creating the Calibre 99.0 and Calibre 99.1, Dirk's vision was to add a power reserve complication without making the movement "bulky". Dirk had studied a number of other power reserve complications, and noticed that most used an excessive number of wheels to achieve this function (eight to ten in most cases). By using such a large number of wheels, the power reserve indicator itself became less accurate due to its inability to measure subtle changes in the tension of the mainspring.

Dirk's solution - design the power reserve module from scratch, and after many trials and tests, Dirk created a power reserve function with just three wheels, making it immediately responsive to winding

Additional features include an oversized analog sweep seconds display at 9 to perfectly balance the power reserve indicator. Everything is here - 3/4 plate, beveled edges, screw balance wheel, swan neck regulation, engraved balance cock, screwed gold chatons, and blued screws (by flame of course, including the slots).

And now the extras. The name "D. Dornblueth & Sohn, Kalbe i./S.A." is hand engraved and not machine engraved, a virtually rarity on any watch. And all of the decoration (Côtes de Genève and the sunray finish on the crown wheel and ratchet) are all done in-house, by hand. You'll notice that the movement is rose gold in appearance - this process itself is elaborate. After cutting and polishing the plate, Dirk treats the surface to turn the metal a copper color. After all of the drilling and milling operations are complete, the movement itself is treated with rose gold to enhance the deep color.

The dial is finished in matte black with white Arabic numerals and Glashutte "railroad track" markings around both the dial and subdials.

This watch features a brushed and polished nickel-free steel case and the crown is signed D. Dornblueth, as is the tang buckle. Power reserve is 50 hours.

Please note that the strap color in the picture may differ from the actual strap color on this watch.  We ask Dirk to choose a strap color that he feels is most appropriate for every watch he sends to us, so strap colors can and do vary.  The straps are calf leather with tang buckles and are stamped Dornblueth.
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