Dornblueth & Sohn Central Seconds Applied Numerals

Dornblueth central seconds 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 Central Seconds Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Central Seconds Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Central Seconds Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Central Seconds Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Central Seconds Applied Numerals
Dornblueth & Sohn Central Seconds Applied Numerals
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Product Details

This watch represents Dirk's first to feature a central sweep seconds hand.

To create his timepiece, Dirk created an elevated central seconds bridge to house the necessary gears for the sweep second function. He also built a hack feature into the movement (the second hand stops when the crown is engaged).

As is typical in a Dornblueth watch, Dirk includes all the "good stuff" - 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 finished in a silky matte style to resemble the finish used on historical deck watches.  The numerals are hand applied for a raised effect.

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.

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