Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.3 Applied Numerals

Dornblueth Calibre 99.3 manual winding watch
• Case diameter (mm): 42.0
• Case thickness (mm): 11.5
• Case lug width (mm): 22
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Silver/White
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: Dirk Dornblueth
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Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.3 Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.3 Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.3 Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.3 Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.3 Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.3 Applied Numerals
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Product Details

The Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.3 is among Dirk's most complicated watch designs, and features a large sub seconds, power reserve display and date register. Just after completing the final designs on the Calibre 99.2, Dirk knew in the back of his mind that his next watch would feature a date function. After a year of additional development, this new model was created.

Now to the technical features. The Calibre 99.3 features a quick set date correction button at 2, a bevel gear differential power reserve indicator at 12 and an oversized eccentric seconds display at 9. This seconds register is indirectly driven below the train by means of an intermediate gear with friction spring and cantilevered second pinion.

Like all Dornblueth & Sohn watches, the movement design and finish is top notch - 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 coated in silver, and is matte finished with black applied Arabic applied numerals and Glashutte "railroad track" markings around both the dial and subdial. Blued steel hands.

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.

This watch ships on a black calf leather Dornblueth strap with Dornblueth stamped tang buckle.

WatchBuys has been working with Dirk Dornblueth and his team as their official North American distributor since his very early days.

We are honored to have been selected by Dirk to represent both his watches and his brand.

Our long association with Dornblueth & Sohn ensures that we know not only their watches, but also their manufacturing processes, movement designs and delivery timelines.

Please do not hesitate to contact us at (888) 333-4895 to speak with us about Dornblueth & Sohn watches.  We'll take the time to answer your questions in detail and to provide advice on selecting a new watch.

We visit Dirk each year at his workshops in Kalbe, Germany and during the BaselWorld show to stay up to date on all new models.

Watch Reviews

A real beauty

"A real beauty"

Mark K.

Comments about this watch: This is a real beauty!!!. The raised numeral design is really a plus and something that makes this watch stand out. This is an optional feature but i strongly recommend it. It really adds a lot. The symmetric subdials showing the seconds and date with a third smaller power reserve indicator are a plus. In my opinion these features do not make the watch look crowded but rather a joy to gaze at. The watch measures 42mm in diameter but wears more like some of my 44mm watches likely because of the lug design. The watch is very light and the back casing showing the movement is gorgeous and one of the nicest I own. The PR indicator appears to be very accurate and the watch keeps good time. I was concerned about the lack of a hack second feature but this has not been a big factor for me now that i own this watch honestly it was one of the reasons i was hesitant to purchase. My one recommendation would be to add the quattro arret as a standard feature. However it has quickly become one of my f... - more details

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