Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.5 Black Dial

Central seconds with power reserve display and date - 42 mm
• Watch diameter (mm): 42.0
• Watch height (mm): 12.5
• Lug width (mm): 22
• Lug to lug (mm): 52
• Case back: Transparent
• Case finish: Mixed
• Case metal: Stainless steel
• Dial color: Black
• Front crystal: Sapphire
• Movement: Manual mechanical
• Strap or bracelet: Strap
• Manufacturer's limited warranty: 2 years
• Warranty service: Dirk Dornblueth

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Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.5 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.5 Black Dial

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Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.5 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.5 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.5 Black Dial
Dornblueth & Sohn Calibre 99.5 Black Dial
Product Details

This is one of our favorite watches from Dornblueth & Sohn as it features his most interesting complications - an in-house power reserve indicator, central seconds and date display.

To create the Calibre 99.5, 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).

The power reserve indicator is located at 9 with the date at 3 providing balance to the dial.

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 black with white printed numerals and markers.

This watch features SuperLuminova on both the dial and hands for excellent visibility at night, along with a brushed and polished nickel-free steel case (the crown is signed D. Dornblueth, as is the tang buckle).

Power reserve is 50 hours.

Watch specifications are provided by the respective watch manufacturer and/or other sources. Although we use best efforts to provide accurate information, we reserve the right to make corrections when advised of specification changes and/or content errors.

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 to stay up to date on all new models.

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